Newsletter Feature from Chuck - August 24, 2017

Good day. Hope you are finding time to share the cooler weather with loved ones. This edition includes more news about the DashKCK, an update on the progress of our Pop-Up Business Program, and the final Food Truck Friday for this year. Register for the DashKCK by the end of August 28 to receive a participatory t-shirt as well as a medal. This walk-run wellness event is timed by RaceDay Timing Solutions, allowing competitors documentation of having participated in the event. There is also a walk option, not timed, for others that want to participate in that way.

The event is Saturday, September 9 at the JFK Center at 10th and Washington. Registration opens onsite at 7:30; start time is 8:30. Awards will be announced at Library in the Park at 10 AM. You are encouraged to stay for Library in the Park to learn more about library services and enjoy tacos and other delights. Students and children of all ages are free; others are $10 until August 28 and $15 thereafter, including day of. Come be with us to enjoy some exercise for both body and mind. Register here.

Also on September 9 enjoy the Central Avenue Parade at 11 AM. Along with the parade the events features vendors, entertainment, and the opportunity for members of the community to connect. We hope you will take time to enjoy this ongoing event.

DTSKCK continues plans to expand our Pop-Up Business Program. Initial meetings have been held with some neighborhood groups, the Unified Government, and partners. Expansion will allow site control of the space which has been the major obstacle of the program. An application for entrepreneurs will be published in January of 2018; a DTSKCK committee will choose recipients who can then test products and/or services as well as the location. We intend to have 3 cycles each year, particularly focusing on the arts as economic development. We thank the Dotte Agency, Epic Arts, and Community Housing of Wyandotte County for partnering in the effort.

The final Food Truck Friday for 2017 occurs in September. Located between the Downtown Library and Huron Park, this event has become a great gathering site for those working Downtown. Watch our Facebook page and other social media for which truck will be with us.

School has started, the morning air and days are cooler, routines resume, and opportunities abound that are becoming annual events. Come, make being a part of Downtown and the community a part of your routine. Come see why we are excited about what is going on in Downtown KCK. Come see why Downtown KCK is everyone’s Downtown.



Chuck Schlittler, Director Downtown Shareholders of Kansas City, Kansas Cell/Text: (913) 620-7480 726 Armstrong, Ste 201 Kansas City, KS 66101 Office: (913) 371-0705