Get out and experience Kansas City on the first Friday of every month! You may have heard of First Fridays in the Crossroads district, but the West Bottoms is now hosting a First Fridays of its own. The West Bottoms Business District Association created this event as part of their mission to revive the most historical part of downtown Kansas City and make it a good place to live, work, play and visit in the area. Take advantage of this opportunity by visiting the district to do some antiquing, check out art galleries, or enjoy a dinner on the first Friday of every month, when the vendors and shops throw their doors open for the whole evening. Some of the attractions in the West Bottoms include:
Full Moon Productions
The Golden Ox Restaurant
Bottoms Up Antique Market
Rag and Bone
James Street Antique Mall
Nook & Cranny
Hickory Dickory Vintage & Antique Store
Good Ju Ju
Upcoming First Fridays include August 3-4, September 7-8, October 5-6, November 2-3 and December 7-8.
Still trying to figure out that family vacation for the summer? Check out Silver Dollar City’s KidsFest, running from June 9th – July 22nd! National KidsFest features all of Branson’s classic rides and attractions, plus a special emphasis on kids.
Here are some of the special events targeted towards families:
• The Fabulous Wallenda Family Circus. We just saw Nik Wallenda conquer Niagara Falls…now see him and his whole family defying gravity as they perform amazing aerial feats! • Gazillion Bubbles. An interactive show featuring breathtaking bubble masterpieces created with lasers and special lighting effects. Don’t miss out on the show that has been dazzling audiences all over North America and Asia. • Cartoon Characters. Your child will be excited to see some of their favorite cartoons come to life! You can also sign up to enjoy a Character Breakfast with them. o SpongeBob & Patrick, June 7 – 9 o Dexter & DeeDee, June 14 – 16 o Tom & Jerry, June 21 – 23 o George Jetson & Astro, June 28 – 30 o Backyardigans, July 5 – 7 o Fred, Barney & Dino, July 12 – 14 o Scooby Doo & Shaggy: July 19 – 21 o Yogi Bear & Boo Boo, July 26 – 28 o Dora & Diego, August 2 – 4 • LUMA. A show featuring high-tech light and color techniques combined with juggling, dance, gymnastics, and puppetry.
Don’t miss out on these and other kid-friendly events at this summer’s KidsFest! Southcreek Office Park offers discounts on everything from one day tickets to season passes for Silver Dollar City! Check out our newsletter for a full list of discounts available to tenants.
If you need some odds and ends for your home, or you just want to spend a day walking around admiring unique items, check out the Crown Center Antique Festival! This twelfth annual antique show will feature items such as pottery, toys, china, linens, furniture, collectibles, books, jewelry, and much more, brought to you by over 100 dealers. Don’t miss this chance to search for some truly unique goods!
Date: Saturday, June 9th – Sunday, June 10th Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday; 10:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday Location: Crown Center Square Phone: 816-274-8444 Admission: Free!
If you have some old items that you think it is time to let go of, consider being a dealer (http://www.crowncenter.com/AboutUs-Antique/Index.htm) at the antique show. You can reserve a 10’x10’ booth for $65, with chairs, tables, and electricity provided for no extra cost. If you would like to reserve a booth, fill out a contract (http://www.crowncenter.com/_FileLibrary/FileImage/2012CCAntiqueContract.pdf) and mail it with a 50% deposit to:
Crown Center Attn. Amy Berridge 2405 Grand Blvd., Ste 200 Kansas City, MO 64108
Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or just wander, this free event is a great way to spend a Saturday—and you never know what you might find!
Does your business need a place to settle in and grow? We have plenty of office rental space in Kansas City right around 4,000 sq. ft. with different layouts that could be just what your business needs. Want lots of windows? We have them. Plenty of individual offices? We have those too. Along with lots of open office space that we can help you turn into your ideal office. Here are the details on a few of these suites:
3,878 sq. ft. located in Building XVII. This space is on the second floor and includes a reception area, a conference room, four individual offices, and a huge open office area for you to arrange according to your business’s needs.
3,942 sq. ft. located in Building X. This second floor suite includes a reception area, a conference room, a break area/work room, five individual offices, and open office space. This location is near a lake with walking trail access, and it has lots of windows for a good view and plenty of natural light.
4,382 sq. ft. located in Building IVb. This sunny space has three sides of glass windows! The suite is divided into a reception area, a break area, a supply room, an equipment room, a work room, a conference room, seven individual offices, and an L-shaped span of individual office space.
Attention hockey fans: the 16th Annual Ice Breaker Tournament hosting Army, Notre Dame, University of Maine, and University of Nebraska – Omaha will be taking place at the Sprint Center from October 12-13 2012…and you can get discount tickets through Southcreek! All of these teams have appeared in the Ice Breaker Tournament before, three of the teams are in the “Top 20 Division 1 Men’s Hockey Teams,” and all of them have won national titles in their respective conferences! All ages must have a ticket, and the discount offer expires at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 5th. See website for discount prices. Here is some more information on this event:
Tentative Schedule Oct 12: 4:30pm Notre Dame/Maine Oct 12: 7:30pm UNO/Army Oct 13: 4:30pm Consolation Game Oct 13: 7:30pm Championship Game
Steps to Purchasing a Discounted Ticket 1. Click the “find tickets” button on the web page with the event listing. 2. Click “Create an Account” button the right of the page if it is your first time using this website. 3. Enter our offer code using only lower case letters: property (this code is only valid through the link above, not through ticketmaster.com). 4. You will receive your tickets via email to print at your home or office printer for an additional charge of $1.25/ticket.
If you have questions or problems, or would like to order more than 10 tickets, contact Heather Fischer at 816-949-7147 between the hours of 9a-5p, Monday-Friday or email: email@example.com.
If you are a small or start-up business looking for an office rental space in Kansas City to meet your business’s needs, Southcreek Office Park can help you find what you are looking for! Our office spaces are available in a variety of layouts, and we will even work with you to reconfigure a space to meet your needs. Here are some details on some of our available spaces in the 1,500 sq. ft. range:
1,535 sq. ft. located in Building IVB. This space is immediately available and features one individual office, a conference room, a break area, and open office space, as well as a great lake view and access to one of the walking trails.
1,536 sq. ft. located in Building IVA. This space is perfect for a Kansas City metro business and is divided into two individual offices, a reception area, a break area, a work room, and an open office space. Like so many of our buildings, this location has a lot of windows overlooking the lake and offers access to walking trails.
1,536 sq. ft. located in Building III. This site is move-in ready and is divided into five individual offices with lots of windows and a reception area.
These are just a small sampling of our available spaces for small businesses. If you would like to learn more about these or other spaces, give one of our commercial real estate brokers in Overland Park a call at 913-685-4100.
Trying to figure out how best to configure your office rental space? Here are a few different office layouts to give you some ideas as you consider how to best use your space:
Traditional. This is the typical office layout involving doors, walls, and cubicles. Partitions can be set up in the open area for support staff and other lower level employees, while top level company officers usually occupy corner offices with windows, more privacy, and often more square footage.
Cubicle. This is often used in companies with large numbers of middle-management level workers. Open office space is divided by partitions into rows of spaces separated by isles for employees to move through and be able to communicate with one another. Each cubicle typically has a desk with a computer and a phone and is usually occupied by one employee, but could house two or three.
Open. This plan is often found in creative environments (i.e. design companies). The benefit of this layout is increased communication among staff members. Often staff members do not have their own individual desk, computer, or phone in this plan, and conference areas are generally set up on the outer walls of the open office space.
“Hot Desk.” This type of layout is a late 20th century phenomenon. With this arrangement, two or more employees share the same space at different times of day or on different days of the week, maximizing the amount of people who can use an office space.