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February 2022

Strategic Planning Month

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We are taking February off for strategic planning but have these exciting venues coming up on our calendar.  On deck for 2022: March 23rd: Shipping Container Apartments at 30th & Summit April 28th: El Torreon May 25th: Community Christian Church (Frank Lloyd Wright) June: Katz (which may not be on the 4th Wednesday of the month) Meet amazing people who share an interest in the past, present, and future of our urban core. Learn about new projects and businesses in…

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March 2022

Monthly Event Hosted by Summit Studios

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Summit Studios, 2950 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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The Urban Core is excited to host our meeting this month at Summit Studios at 30th & Summit, Kansas City's First Multi-Family Shipping Container Development Most of us have driven up and down (literally) Southwest Trafficway for years. Until now, one would get to 31st Street and the scenery going south didn't show a lot of promise. As a matter of fact, the only two points of interest at that intersection were Channel 4 and One Park Place. Well that's all…

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April 2022

Monthly Event Hosted by El Torreon

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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The Urban Core is excited to host our meeting this month at El Torreon!  The late 1920's saw the 31st and Gillham area have an explosion in development. Gilham Road was named after the designer of Kansas City’s streetcar system.    The El Torreon (the Tower) at 3101 Place sprang to life in 1927 as "the destination" event center in Kansas City. Its upper floor hosted some of the best-known dance bands in the country, Cab Callaway for one. At…

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May 2022

Monthly Event Hosted by Wright on Main

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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It was 1940, and the Country Club Plaza was a shopping destination for people from throughout the Kansas City region. Just across Main Street, adjacent to the Fountain of the Four Rivers, leaders of the Community Christian Church were meeting with world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design their new building. Their previous church had been destroyed by fire. The goal was to design a structure unique to all the world, a church of the future. Wright’s design was…

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June 2022

Monthly Event Hosted at Katz

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Katz, 3948 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111-1923 United States
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The Urban Core is excited to host our meeting this month at Katz (which will be the fourth Thursday instead of Wednesday)! Everyone knows the Katz Drug name. A regional name synonymous with prescriptions and much more. While the Katz Brothers have been out of the picture for years, "their" building remains an icon at Westport Road and Main Street. A little history about who they are and where they started... At the turn of the 20th century, Ukrainian immigrants…

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July 2022

Monthly Event for July 2022 is cancelled.

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unfortunate news that July's meeting has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The annual barbecue is set for August 24th at Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 River Front Dr, Kansas City, MO 64120. The timeframe has been extended from 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm. There will be more information coming soon so be sure to check back here for the most up to date information. We hope you can join us…

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August 2022

Monthly Event Hosted at Berkley Riverfront Park

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 River Front Dr
Kansas City, MO 64120 United States
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:) A long standing member and contributor of yummy food at our BBQs, Bonnie Baker wrote a review of our big event and with her permission, we are sharing it with you here. On Wednesday, August 24th, the Urban Core Group had their annual BBQ picnic at the Berkley Riverfront Park area with 40+ members and guest attending this event. We had the perfect weather at 88 degrees with low humidity. During the event, we had a special guest, Richard L.…

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September 2022

Monthly Event Hosted at the Century Club

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
the Century Club, 106 W 11th St
Kansas City, MO 64105 United States
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The Urban Core Group's meeting this month is at the Century Club, which is the ballroom under redevelopment in the old Mark Twain building.  The building is celebrating its 100th anniversary next year and we get a sneak peek!  Article: Mark Twain Tower, Major Preservation Project, Opens to Residents in August The 1920's saw an explosion of commercial construction in the downtown area of Kansas City. Some 20 multi-story buildings were built and opened during that time. Started in 1917…

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October 2022

Monthly Event Hosted at Elmwood Cemetery

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmwood Cemetery, 4900 E Truman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64127 United States
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The historic Elmwood Cemetery is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. It is the final resting place for over 30,000 individuals from politicians, business leaders, soldiers, celebrities and everyone in between. Join us to learn about the history of this iconic cemetery and get a behind the scenes tour of the newly renovated chapel and some of its spooky hidden spaces. We will also hold a fun deciphering competition to win a copy of Bruce Matthew's book, Elmwood Cemetery: Stories…

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November 2022

Monthly Event Hosted by Shirley Bush Helzberg Symphony House

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shirley Bush Helzberg Symphony House, 1644 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Reminder: the Urban Core Group meeting is a week earlier than usual due to Thanksgiving and it's on a Thursday (not Wednesday). The Urban Core Group's November meeting will be at the historic Shirley Bush Helzberg Symphony House (formerly the Webster House)! A 136 year old building that has recently been renovated and turned into the new headquarters of the Kansas City Symphony. Originally, the Webster School, named after statesman Daniel Webster, opened at the corner of 17th and Wyandotte…

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