March 28, 2015

Goodbye fuel tanks

Photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

Underground fuel storage tank was removed February 13, 2015 from the old Gardner Casey’s General Store no. 1 at 632 E Main Street. The fuel pumps and canopy were removed a few days earlier. …

World of Wheels

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Gardner was well-represented this past weekend at the 55th annual World of Wheels. Gardner resident Chris Parr’s 1956 F-100 Custom is pictured here. Built by local business Kultured Custom Restorations, also of Gardner, this yellow …

Great Mall to close mid-to-late fall 2015

The Great Mall of the Great Plains will close later this year.
Developers of the property announced the closure in a Feb. 16 press release. The 786,000 square-foot mall opened in 1997. At one point, it was home to more …

Olathe Medical Center announces large expansion

Olathe Medical Center announced the largest expansion in its history last week. According to medical center officials, the expansion will create 200 new jobs in the area.
The 250-acre center announced four construction projects worth more than $100 million.
The …

Warehouse to expand its footprint in Edgerton

NorthPoint Development announces that Smart Warehousing is expanding its facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) by 220,000 square feet. Occupying the balance of Inland Port IV brings Smart Warehousing’s total footprint to nearly 575,000 square feet at LPKC, which …

Out and about in Gardner

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

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, …