October 6, 2015

New businesses open doors in Edgerton over last few years

In his state of the city address, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts highlighted a number of new businesses that have opened their doors in the community in the last few years. They include: • ACA Catering/A Cup Above 312 E. Nelson From their made from scratch breads and muffins to their sandwiches and food bars, ACA Continue Reading

City officials anticipate more building permits

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The number of building permits issued in the city of Gardner has steadily increased since 2011, and city planning technician Travis Hulse anticipates the growth to continue this year. In 2004, Gardner issued 443 single family home permits. “(Permit issuance) decreased until it hit rock, and then it continued to go up Continue Reading

City to partner with JCCC for logistics education center

Edgerton will partner with Johnson County Community College and several other public and private entities to create a logistics training center, the Kansas City Business Journal reported on Feb. 12. Officials made the formal announcement at a Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation’s (SWJCEDC) dinner Feb. 11. Along with Edgerton, JCCC, NorthPoint Development, Workforce Partnership, Continue Reading

Goodbye fuel tanks

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. The business closed after the recent opening of Gardner Casey’s General Store no. 3 at 390 N. Moonlight Road at Madison Continue Reading

World of Wheels

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 pickup hides a 390 horse-power, Sean Huland 302 engine.

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 than 100 retail shops. “The decision to close was difficult, but one that was guided Continue Reading

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 four projects include a new, four-story obstetrics wing with a neonatal intensive care unit, a Continue Reading

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 is a master-planned distribution and warehouse development in Edgerton. “We are excited to increase our Continue Reading

Out and about in Gardner

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 company purchased 40 acres in Indiana with options to buy another 84 acres nearby, according Continue Reading