Business

Small but mighty: Local woman’s longtime dream becomes retail reality with Sgrand opening of cozy downtown Tonganoxie shop
April 22, 2021
Maegan Standridge is no stranger to the selling of wares. And now she has just the right spot to offer an eclectic array in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie business to have grand opening Saturday
April 16, 2021
The Small Shop on Bury Street will have a grand opening celebration Saturday.
Tonganoxie Business Association meeting is Friday at Village Venue
March 25, 2021
Tonganoxie Business Association gathers at 8 a.m. Fridays. TBA continues its weekly meetings this week at Village Venue, 528 E. Fourth St. Masks are required at the meetings.
Celebrating a new chapter: Wizard of Paws celebrates new space with open house
March 3, 2021
Humans celebrated Sunday the opening of a new downtown Tonganoxie space that caters to four-legged clientele. Wizard of Paws, which has been in the 600 block of Fourth Street for several years, expanded its business and opened to the west a couple blocks Jan. 2 at 406 E. Fourth St.
Tonganoxie Business Association meetings continue this week
January 28, 2021
Tonganoxie Business Association had its first in-person meeting in several months this past Friday. TBA continues its weekly meetings this week, as the organization will meet at 8 a.m. Fridays at Vintage Venue, 528 E. Fourth St., until further notice. Masks are required at the meetings.
Best in the state: HMC Performance Coatings CEO receives state Businessperson of Year award from federal agency
October 1, 2020
A customer came to HMC Performance Coatings with a routine request: refurbish an antique bed frame. CEO Amie Tripp-Bristol said that a few days after the project headed out the door, she received a care package of baked goods, along with dog treats for the family Weimaraners. Tripp-Bristol also learned that the frame supported the woman’s childhood bed and she was utilizing the bed again — after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Sisters bring ‘one-stop shop’ boutique to Tonganoxie
August 31, 2020
Just more than 200 square feet of space has transformed a dream into a reality for three Leavenworth County siblings, even in the face of a global pandemic. Owners and siblings Keeley Bailes, Taylor Noll and Malorie Volker opened Rustic Heifer Boutique + Custom Gifts in February, just weeks before COVID-19 restrictions forced temporary closures of many businesses. The new boutique still started strong.
Airport Motel closes, may soon be demolished; area landscape center files new development plans
August 27, 2020
Maybe at one point in time the Airport Motel just outside of North Lawrence was a high-flying establishment. But that time was long ago, and the aged facility is now officially grounded. The motel has closed, and parts of it soon may be demolished, its new owner said. Lawrence businessman Brian Pine and his family purchased the property at 1493 U.S. Highway 40 — basically across the road from the Lawrence Municipal Airport — last month, and promptly shut down the motel operations.
Amtrak’s Southwest Chief to reduce service through Kansas
August 26, 2020
Amtrak riders in Kansas will encounter reduced service starting in October as part of the rail passenger service’s nationwide cutback in routes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Southwest Chief, which runs through Kansas from Chicago to Los Angeles, will reduce its service beginning Oct. 12, Amtrak said on its website. Nearly every Amtrak route across the country has been or will be reduced because of a “dramatic drop” in passengers during the pandemic, the company said. Currently, the Southwest Chief operates seven days a week.
Art on the Patio coming Friday to downtown district
August 26, 2020
There will be a fine arts event later this week in downtown Tonganoxie. Art on the Patio will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday at 420 E. Fourth St. in the patio area between Coffman ArtWorks and 1866 restaurant. The space recently was turned into outdoor picnic seating. The three-hour event will have fine art, live painting, music and food.
Kansas City mayor spot-checks social distancing at local bars
August 20, 2020
The mayor of Missouri’s largest city has been getting plenty of messages about people not following social distancing guidelines at bars, so he decided to check for himself. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas told the Kansas City Star that on Saturday night, he spent two hours dropping by or looking into eight businesses in the city. His decision to spot check came after a video circulated online showing more than 100 people — most without masks — at an event in the Power & Light District.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for Aug. 5
August 5, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 29
July 29, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Tonganoxie Business Association postponing weekly meetings until September
July 22, 2020
Tonganoxie Business Association will not have its in-person Friday meetings until at least September.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 22
July 22, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.

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