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Monthly Event Hosted via Nov’s Virtual Meeting & Teleconference

November 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We want to apologize for the very last minute cancellation of this event. We tried to get a test camera up but never were able to make it work out. In addition, the new COVID-19 rules has put a chokehold on things and we certainly do not want to risk anybody’s health and safety.

A Huge Thank You to Butch Rigby and the occupants of the Luzier for their hard work in preparing for our event. Most likely, we will be emailing members only for a vote on the proposed slate. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Going virtual is much different than anything in the past but hopefully we’ll persevere in 2021.


The Luzier Building
Kansas City in the late 1920’s had to have been a magical time for commercial construction. The year was 1928 and a brand new building built by the Luziers was going up at 3212 Gillham Plaza, on the street named for the designer and creator of the Kansas City Streetcar System, Robert Gillham. This building designed by Kansas City architect Nellie Peters was just the start. In 1933 the Luziers bought the adjacent building owned by the Martha Washington Candy Company and had Ms. Peters reskin the façade to match their building to the south and then had the buildings connected.

After decades of neglect, both building(s) were rescued by Butch Rigby and his partner Byron Pendleton. Butch and Byron took these structures that had fallen into major disrepair and created a multi-space venue custom made for local entrepreneurs. The building is leased full, but with space in the basement available.  After a $3 million dollar make over, the Luzier Building is ready for the Urban Core to take a virtual tour on November 19th.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 19. You won’t be disappointed as each occupant takes us on a virtual walkthrough of their business.  NOTE: Our event is a week earlier than normal and on a Thursday (not Wednesday) due to the holiday.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Our November 19th event (virtually at The Luzier Building) will also be the Annual Meeting of the Urban Core Group.  The only item of business is the election of the Board of Directors.

The Board proposes the following slate:
•    Chairman – Bruce Cramer
•    Vice Chairman – Ron Williamson
•    Secretary – Ben Skalitzky
•    Treasurer – Ron Williamson (temporary)
–    Directors:
• Shawn Adams
• Laurel DeFreece
• Jerry Ratway
• Steve Becher
• Kevin Ohnoutka
• Michelle Lohmeyer

We look forward to “seeing” you all 11/19 at 5:30 pm.

Urban Core Group’s Virtual Meeting & Teleconference

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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November 19, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


The Urban Core Group
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