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 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
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.
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
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
Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton.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
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.