October 7, 2015

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 and virtual stores over Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time frame in 2013, 58.7 percent Continue Reading

Warehouse boom continuing

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 southeast corner of Waverly Road and 191st Street. Large pre-stressed concrete wall sections started being erected last week. This will Continue Reading

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, place or service in town. This section will include the top three finishers in each category, Continue Reading

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Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton.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 a commission meeting.  The meeting can be viewed live online.  The meeting begins at 9:30 Continue Reading

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 yet determined how or if they will develop the property located at 18895 Gardner Road.

Ribbon cutting set for dialysis center

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 offers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. The local dialysis center, Continue Reading

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 and responded to the incident. According to a press release from the glass company, the fire Continue Reading

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 the Year include The Mower Doctor, BB’s Grill, and Queen’s Price Chopper. The business appreciation Continue Reading

LPKC developer inks downtown KC deal

NorthPoint Development, the company developing the KC Logistics Hub adjacent to the intermodal, has a new project on the horizon. The company announced on Aug. 21 that it would redevelop the Power & Light Building in downtown Kansas City. The project will convert the historic building into commercial space and apartment units.

Edgerton council offers support for asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council will formally recommend that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approve a proposed asphalt and concrete plant just beyond the city limits. Council member Cindy Crooks, Mayor Don Roberts, and city administrator Beth Linn expressed vehement opposition to the project during a Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board Continue Reading