Union Hill is a historic neighborhood, situated between 27th Street and 31st Street and Main Street to Gillham Road, with sister neighborhoods like Longfellow and Hospital Hill. And yes, it’s all on a hill.
This neighborhood is full of history and packed with various local businesses, making it an eclectic pocket of KC. Let’s see how you can spend a day in the area, from breakfast to cocktails at Martini Corner.
☕ Start your day
A latte and a breakfast burrito from Filling Station. The patio is our favorite part.
Stop by Made in KC for a coffee and peruse the storefront for KC gear from local businesses.
Stroll the neighborhood and marvel at historic homes + new developments.
Music Bingo | Wednesday, May 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Kansas City Bier Company, 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, MO | Do you know TV theme songs? What about rock ballades? If you think you can show what you know, head to this music bingo.
Thursday, May 25
Business After Hours | Thursday, May 25 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Chentes on the Hill, 612 N. 5th St., Kansas City, KS | $0-$15 | Join the KCK Chamber in Strawberry Hill for a slice and some networking.
Party Pleaser Pic-Nic | Thursday, May 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Boulevard Tours & Rec Center, 2534 Madison Ave., Kansas City, MO | $25 | Boulevard is launching its summer mixed four pack with a guided tasting, a barbecue picnic lunch, and stories from the tour guides.
Friday, May 26
Little Women | Friday, May 26-Sunday, June 11 | Times vary | City Stage in Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO | $20-$48 | Enjoy this performance about the March sisters growing up during the Civil War, presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre.
Mayor Quinton Lucas signed a new liquor card ordinance, removing the requirement for servers + bartenders to get a license to serve alcohol. The new ordinance is intended to remove barriers for Kansas Citians to get jobs and make it easier for local businesses to hire staff. (KMBC)
McLain’s Bakery is growing its family. McLain’s Market, the bakery’s sister concept, is expanding to two more locations — one in Overland Park (10695 Roe Ave.) and one in North Kansas City (215 E. 18th Ave.). Both locations will open this fall. (Kansas City Business Journal)
Get ready to rave. DJ and music producer Steve Aoki is coming to KC Live! on Friday, Sept. 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 26
The West Bottoms redevelopment plan is moving right along. Tax incentives for the renovation of two historic buildings were approved — one a 77-unit apartment project and the other a small office plan. The apartments at 911 Wyoming St. will be complete in 2026. (CityScene KC)
Manor Fest 5 just wrapped up its weekend in Lawrence, KS, which means this weekend is Kansas City’s turn. The festival will feature local artists and musicians at various venues. See the details.
Leo Gibson has officially stepped down as head coach of the Kansas City Comets. Gibson was part of the coaching staff since 2017 and never posted a losing regular-season record as head coach. He is stepping away to focus on his family and his charity, Kick for Christ.
Yesterday, we told you about the Brush Creek Corridor projects — now, here’s a chance to get involved. Provide input for the future of Lower Brush Creek at the Master Plan Workshop tonight at 5 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Brush Creek Community Center.
The KC Rainbow Tour, a self-guided driving tour of KC’s LGBTQ+ history, officially launches on Saturday, June 3. To celebrate, the Kansas City Museum is hosting a party from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will include special guests, a live DJ, exhibits, and access to the museum. Tickets are $10.
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