December 18, 2014

Out and about in Gardner

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Jason Camis, president, Southwest Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Morrow, Gardner mayor, attended the chamber’s ribbon cutting ceremony at R&K Downtown Café and Betty Lou’s Sweet Shop. R & K is located at 108 S Elm.…

LPKC developer expands

Northpoint Development, the master developer for the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), is expanding nationwide. In addition to finding tenants for properties in Edgerton, the company announced last week that it had purchased land near Fort Wayne, Ind.
The development …

Black Friday draws fewer shoppers, survey finds

Fewer holiday shoppers visited stores and online retailers during Black Friday, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF anticipated dips in Cyber Monday sales as well.
The organization estimated that approximately 55.1 percent of holiday shoppers visited brick-and-mortar …

Warehouse boom continuing

Photo courtesy of Larry Beyer

Photo courtesy of Larry Beyer

Ever since the Logisitics Park Kansas City and the Edgerton intermodal opened in late September 2013, there has been ongoing construction work on massive new warehouses. The latest warehouse building going up is on the …

Best of Gardner Reader’s Choice Awards

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Best of Gardner Reader’s Choice Awards as selected by readers of The Gardner News.
We had a great response to this special section receiving hundreds of ballots from readers selecting their favorite business, person, …

Asphalt plant withdraws permit request

Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton. Johnson County commissioners were scheduled to consider granting the permit today, Oct. 22, during …

Around Town

QUESTION: Land just south of Gas City Convenience Store on Gardner Road recently sold at auction. Who purchased it?
ANSWER: Olathe Medical Center, Inc., purchased the 5.69 acre-plot. Stephanie Manning, a spokesperson for Olathe Health Systems, said officials have not …

Ribbon cutting set for dialysis center

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A Fortune 500 company opened in Gardner this summer. DaVita of Gardner opened its doors to its first patients on July 30. The dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. provides a variety of health care services.
DaVita …

Firefighters respond to smoke at SH glass plant

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Firefighters battled at two-alarm fire at AGC Glass Plant in Spring Hill on Sept. 22.
Johnson County Fire District No. 2 personnel spotted smoke from their nearby station at approximately 10:40 a.m. They reported the fire …

SH announces business of the year nominees

The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce has announced its business appreciation award nominations for 2014.
Service Business of the Year nominees include Candlewood Suites, Golden Living Center of Spring Hill and Kim Thompson Insurance Agency.
Nominees for Retail Business of …