"Mission’s Johnson Drive opens all four lanes of traffic as long construction project comes to an end"

Courtesy of Prairie Village Post
by Dan Blum Nov. 14, 2014

It’s open again. Johnson Drive through downtown Mission was back to four lanes of traffic this morning and most of the construction cones have disappeared. With the temperature hovering below 20 degrees this morning, only the marching band was missing from the city’s barricade breaking celebration.

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"Laura Smith appointed new city administrator in Mission"

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by Dan Blom Oct. 14, 2014

Laura Smith, who was appointed interim city administrator in Mission less than two weeks ago, has been tapped to take the job permanently.

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"Demolition begins on Keystone property to make way for Cornerstone Commons"

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by Jay Senter Oct. 2, 2014

Demolition crews this week began tearing down buildings on the former Keystone Auto Group property on Johnson Drive, the first step toward construction of the Cornerstone Commons property that will include a Natural Grocers and four new restaurants.

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"Dr. John Hollyman, O.M Ashe, Reuben Sell will be honored at Rotary clock tower on Johnson Drive"

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by Dan Bloom Sep. 25, 2014

The Shawnee Mission Rotary Club Wednesday revealed a secret that it has kept for months. The club is donating a clock tower to be installed at a prominent spot on the rebuilt Johnson Drive. That part wasn’t a secret. That the clock will be dedicated to long-time Rotarian Dr. John Hollyman was the secret club members had been keeping. Now he knows.

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"End is in sight for Johnson Drive construction"

  Courtesy of KCTV5 by Laura McCallister Sep. 12, 2014 For months people and businesses owners in Mission have been dealing with construction along Johnson Drive. Click Here to read the full article on KCTV5.com.

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"Johnson Drive adding new businesses in the midst of construction disruption"

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by Dan Bloom Sep. 19, 2014

Since the major rebuild started on Mission’s Johnson Drive, concern has been focused on the impact of construction on the business community. Some retailers have relayed that they have seen a palpable drop in business since traffic and parking have been disrupted.

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"Mission’s The Bar to open in mid-November"

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by Joyce Smith Sep. 12, 2014

The partners behind the four-year-old Bar West in Shawnee have scheduled a mid-November opening for their new Mission location. The former Mission Tire and Service Center at 6101 Johnson Drive is being turned into The Bar.

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"Mission business aims to prove there’s a new cupcake queen in town"

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by Jay Senter Aug 7, 2014

There’s a new cupcake queen in town. Celeste Gant, owner and creator of Kansas City Cupcake Co. LLC. Located at 5038 Lamar in Mission, Gant’s cupcake company is baking up sweet treats which will she says leave customer knowing they are “simply the best.”

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"New Plato’s Closet on Mission’s Johnson Drive now buying, ready to sell clothes next week"


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by Mitch Kaskie July 31, 2014

The new Mission Aquatic Center is off to a banner inaugural season. The pool complex was rebuilt after the season ended last year for the Mission Municipal Pool with construction being completed in time for the start of the 2014 season.

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