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Creative-Coldsnow to close its Overland Park art store

Creative-Coldsnow

After decades in business, Creative-Coldsnow Artist Materials and Framing is closing its Overland Park storefront. Greg McKean, who co-owns the art and supply store with his sister, Michelle Bland, said

After decades in business, Creative-Coldsnow Artist Materials and Framing is closing its Overland Park storefront. Greg McKean, who co-owns the art and supply store with his sister, Michelle Bland, said


Texas Roadhouse opening soon at former Sears site in Overland Park

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse is opening its newest Johnson County location on Saturday, May 22, according to company officials. Located at 9761 Metcalf Ave., the steakhouse chain is one of the first

Texas Roadhouse is opening its newest Johnson County location on Saturday, May 22, according to company officials. Located at 9761 Metcalf Ave., the steakhouse chain is one of the first


Overland Park’s next public park to honor German sister city

Overland Park has begun the public input process for its new sister city park that is set to be constructed near 159th Street and Quivira Road. The city held its

Overland Park has begun the public input process for its new sister city park that is set to be constructed near 159th Street and Quivira Road. The city held its


Bubblecup Tea Zone to open soon in southern Overland Park

Bubblecup Tea Zone is working to open its first Kansas City metro location in southern Overland Park. The Missouri-based bubble tea shop, which also sells crepes and what it calls

Bubblecup Tea Zone is working to open its first Kansas City metro location in southern Overland Park. The Missouri-based bubble tea shop, which also sells crepes and what it calls


St. Thomas Aquinas is upgrading its Overland Park campus

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park is looking to make improvements to its campus near Pflumm Road and College Boulevard. The Overland Park Planning Commission approved a preliminary

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park is looking to make improvements to its campus near Pflumm Road and College Boulevard. The Overland Park Planning Commission approved a preliminary


Nekter Juice Bar opening soon at Bluhawk in Overland Park

Nekter Juice Bar, which sells fresh, nutrient-rich juices and smoothies, is set to open its newest southern Overland Park location soon. The Southern California-based juice chain is eyeing a Saturday,

Nekter Juice Bar, which sells fresh, nutrient-rich juices and smoothies, is set to open its newest southern Overland Park location soon. The Southern California-based juice chain is eyeing a Saturday,


Overland Park’s fire chief retires — Here’s what happens next

Overland Park Fire Department

The process of finding Overland Park’s next fire chief is underway following the official retirement of Fire Chief Byran Dehner in March. The city has begun steps to fill this

The process of finding Overland Park’s next fire chief is underway following the official retirement of Fire Chief Byran Dehner in March. The city has begun steps to fill this


🛝 5 to Try: Post readers pick the best playgrounds in JoCo

Happy Friday, readers! Welcome back for another weekly round of 5 to Try, where Post readers pick the best places and experiences in Johnson County for you to road test

Happy Friday, readers! Welcome back for another weekly round of 5 to Try, where Post readers pick the best places and experiences in Johnson County for you to road test


Total Wine coming to Overland Park concerns local retailers

Wine and spirits superstore chain Total Wine & More is eyeing its first Overland Park location in the Overland Crossing center near West 119th Street and Metcalf Avenue, according to

Wine and spirits superstore chain Total Wine & More is eyeing its first Overland Park location in the Overland Crossing center near West 119th Street and Metcalf Avenue, according to


Overland Park gets $1.35M to make College and Metcalf area more walkable

Overland Park’s plan to eventually make the area around College Boulevard and Metcalf Avenue more pedestrian-friendly has received its first major shot of funding. The city announced earlier this month

Overland Park’s plan to eventually make the area around College Boulevard and Metcalf Avenue more pedestrian-friendly has received its first major shot of funding. The city announced earlier this month


🏆 This Blue Valley middle school team is a Kansas powerhouse

Blue Valley’s Pleasant Ridge Middle School Science Olympiad team just won its fifth consecutive Kansas State Science Olympiad championship tournament. The victory gives the team the opportunity to represent the

Blue Valley’s Pleasant Ridge Middle School Science Olympiad team just won its fifth consecutive Kansas State Science Olympiad championship tournament. The victory gives the team the opportunity to represent the


Overland Park councilmember floats getting rid of city food sales tax

Editor’s Note: Comments from Councilmember Logan Heley have been added to this story since it first published. Overland Park City Councilmember Faris Farassati is looking to reduce or potentially eliminate the

Editor’s Note: Comments from Councilmember Logan Heley have been added to this story since it first published. Overland Park City Councilmember Faris Farassati is looking to reduce or potentially eliminate the


Overland Park advances plans for subdivision at 183rd and Metcalf

Overland Park is considering plans for a new single-family subdivision in a southernmost part of the city. The Overland Park Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a rezoning request

Overland Park is considering plans for a new single-family subdivision in a southernmost part of the city. The Overland Park Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a rezoning request


Overland Park advances plans for offices near Incred-A-Bowl

Plans are moving forward to develop land near the former Incred-A-Bowl at the Trail Winds Center in southern Overland Park. The Overland Park Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve

Plans are moving forward to develop land near the former Incred-A-Bowl at the Trail Winds Center in southern Overland Park. The Overland Park Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve


European Wax Center now open in Overland Park’s Bluhawk

European Wax Center has officially opened its newest Johnson County location in southern Overland Park. Specializing in body waxing and hair removal, the Texas-based cosmetic chain opened a new salon

European Wax Center has officially opened its newest Johnson County location in southern Overland Park. Specializing in body waxing and hair removal, the Texas-based cosmetic chain opened a new salon