One thing to know today
Taco Republic on County Line Road in Kansas City, Kan. has closed permanently.
In a statement, the company said it has elected not to renew the lease at 500 County Line Road, at the corner of Mission Road across from Roeland Park and Westwood.
The full-service restaurant opened there in 2013 after housing a food truck in the parking lot of a former gas station on the site.
Taco Republic’s other location in Prairie Village’s Corinth Square, which opened in 2021, will remain open.
The company says all employees at the KCK location, which officially closed on Feb. 4, have been offered jobs at the Prairie Village location.
“We have tremendous gratitude to all of our guests and employees, who have shown so much passion and dedication to Taco Republic since opening in 2013,” the company said in its statement. “We sincerely enjoyed our time in Kansas City, Kansas and thank you for the many memories.”
Thursday public meetings
- Board of County Commissioners, 9:30 [View agenda]
- Shawnee State of the City address, 4 p.m [More info]
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- Based on Lenexa Brands of hostesses announced fourth-quarter net income of nearly $33 million on nearly $340 million in total revenue, beating Wall Street expectations. [Associated Press]
- Land Park Police were involved in a federal investigation leading to child pornography charges against a former KC subway man who was recently arrested in Mexico. [Department of Justice]
- Lenexa Police are still looking for a second suspect in connection with an armed robbery earlier this month at a Game Stop store. [KMBC]
In honor of Black History Month, the Johnson County Museum shares stories that reveal some of the roles Black people played in shaping Johnson County. Their threads from this month are worth checking out:
In honor of Black History Month, we’ll be sharing stories that reveal just a few of the roles Black people played in shaping Johnson County.
Marvin “Mickey” Oliver owned and operated the first black-owned business in Overland Park. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/E9LRF3aetw
— JohnsonCountyMuseum (@JoCoMuseum) February 22, 2023
Blue Valley Northwest running back Grant Stubblefield took over the record board. He holds single-season rushing yards and touchdowns, as well as both career records.
— Clint Rider (@CoachClintRider) February 22, 2023
The City of Merriam wants your plastic recycled. Here because:
Make a plastic bench with us!
The plastic packaging you normally throw away can now become a bench in Merriam. Save your movie and bring it to us!
We have drop boxes at Merriam Community Center and City Hall. Our goal: to collect 500 pounds of plastic film in six months. pic.twitter.com/HHEHR3u45u
— City of Merriam, Kan (@MerriamKS) February 21, 2023
A thousand words
People cycled, walked and enjoyed the unusually good February weather earlier this week in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. It won’t last today. Photo credit Kaylie McLaughlin.