$310M Hyatt clears planning hurdle, but more delays loom

The group developing the $310 million Hyatt Regency convention headquarters hotel cleared a planning hurdle Tuesday, winning unanimous City Plan Commission approval for the downtown project’s preliminary plan.

But Mike Burke, a principal at KC Hotel Developers LLC, said delays in design had pushed back planned April financial closings.

“Now we’re looking at probably June,” said Burke, who estimated a late summer groundbreaking for the 801-room hotel, which remains on track for a late 2019…

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March is a bad month for sales of KC-made autos

Two of the three vehicles manufactured in the Kansas City area saw dramatic declines in March sales compared to a year ago.

The Chevrolet Malibu saw the biggest decline in March, dropping 35.5 percent to 14,222. Despite that poor showing in March, the Malibu remains the sixth-best-selling vehicle for General Motors. It’s produced at the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan.

The Buick LaCrosse will no longer be produced at Fairfax. The 2017 model is being manufactured at GM’s Hamtramck Assembly…

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Mariner Holdings starts moving into new $34M HQ building [PHOTOS]

Mariner Holdings LLC, the parent company for Mariner Wealth Advisors and asset managers Montage Investments, is in the process of moving into its new headquarters building in Overland Park.

Located at 5700 W. 112th St., the new five-story building is called Nall Corporate Centre II and was expected to cost $34 million to construct. It is just southwest of the five-story Nall Corporate Centre I building that was completed for Teva Pharmaceuticals’ new headquarters in 2013.

Developed by Block Real…

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Former American chef opens supper club concept in Crossroads [PHOTOS]

A new supper club concept is officially open for business in the Crossroads Arts District, just in time for First Friday.

Corvino Supper Cub & Tasting Room opens Tuesday for dinner inside Corrigan Station and is the brainchild of Michael Corvino, The American’s former executive chef, and his wife, Christina.

In true supper club fashion, a staple of the restaurant will be live entertainment, from solo artists during the week to bands on Friday and Saturday nights.

“It’s not a jazz club by any means.…

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