News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Sweets & Eats–Two Shopping Treats–New Businesses in Downtown Blue Springs

clock February 25, 2011 10:16 by author Jeff Quibell

Several years ago the city put in place new zoning and policies to encourage business development in the Blue Springs downtown area.  Our ongoing efforts to bring new businesses to the downtown continue to be a challenge, yet local business owners continue to step up and take the risks necessary to make it happen.  Recently two new businesses opened in downtown Blue Springs. 

Hattey’s on Main is located at 1005 W Main Street.  The feature Antiques, Consignment Sales, Estate Sales by Bonnie, Home Décor and Gifts, Lady Jayne Stationary Towers, Harney and Sons Teas, Custom made Floral and Jewelry.  Wanda and I visited the store recently and really enjoyed visiting with owner Bonnie Hutchcroft.

Memories on Main Street Tea Room & Café has also opened in downtown Blue Springs.  I have visited them also and believe that this gem of an addition to our downtown could rapidly become a gathering place for friends and neighbors for personal fellowship and just keeping up on what is going in our our great city.  Their menu includes Quiche, Salads, Soups, Sandwiches, Homemade Desserts, Flavored Teas and Specialty Coffees and Lattes.  They are located at 1105A W Main Street.

Sometimes we forget that there are open businesses in our downtown area, so the next time you find yourself crossing through the main street intersection on Highway 7, turn west and take the time to thank these local entrepreneurs for investing in our city by visiting there business!

New Stores and Restaurants Announced for Adams Dairy Landing

clock January 18, 2011 21:32 by author Jeff Quibell

Miscellaneous 004RED Development announced at tonight’s Blue Springs City Council meeting new stores and restaurants for Adams Dairy landing.  The new Verizon store being constructed next to Olive Garden is scheduled to open in February or March.  Chick-Fil-A is expecting to open in August.  Arby’s is planning to open on the eastern end of the I-70 pad sites in the Fall of 2011.  Michaels is now looking to open on February 4th. 

Ulta, a popular cosmetics store is planning to locate in the shopping center in the former Books-A-Million location.  Projected revenues from this project are double those projected for the former tenant which is an exciting improvement for this project.  If you are unfamiliar with Ulta, their website is located at

Ross, a family clothing store, announced their intention to locate in the shopping center.  Their website is located at

Replacing the former Lowe’s store will be 50,000 sq. ft. T.J. Max and Home Goods combination store on the east side of  shopping center.

Finally, Charming Charlie will be opening a store in Adams Dairy Landing.  This highly popular fashion accessory store may open as soon as Fall 2011.  You can learn more about Charming Charlie at


Please join us for Breakfast with the CEO of St Mary’s Medical Center

clock January 7, 2011 12:09 by author Jeff Quibell



Breakfast with the CEO

clip_image003As a special friend of St. Mary's Medical Center Foundation, please be our guest at an informal and informative breakfast with Annette Small, CEO of St. Mary's.
You are also welcome to bring a friend with you.

DATE: Friday, January 28, 2011

TIME: 8 - 9 a.m.

LOCATION: St. Mary's Medical Center Education Center (2nd floor)

MORE: Reservations required. Please call Malinda at 816-655-5363 or email her at by Tuesday, January 25th.


Secret and Not-So-Secret Services

clock December 6, 2010 12:07 by author Jeff Quibell

Provided by Mid-Continent Public Library:


Where can you go to get all of your favorite books, movies and music? The library of course! Mid-Continent Public Library offers a variety of services and resources that you may not be aware of. Not only does the library offer a wide variety of materials for your to borrow, but we also provide access to downloadable content, research databases, computing services such as public internet computers & free Wi-Fi, and tons of entertaining and educational programs.  Please view our commercial for more information. Call or come by anytime.

Positively Blue Springs to Air on Comcast Channel 15 and U-Verse Channel 99

clock November 23, 2010 13:39 by author Jeff Quibell

Hello everyone,

Here is the second edition of Positively Blue Springs. Starting at the first of the year this will be a weekly program that will air no fewer than 50x per week on Comcast Channel 15 and ATT U-Verse 99. This program will be up and running starting tomorrow on these channels. Click below and please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance.

Our guests on this show are:

Melissa Goff, Band Director at Blue Springs South High School

Tim Crone, Former Football Coach and AD at Blue Springs High School.

Our local business guests are:

Bob Florence MCC-Blue River

Dave Osborne Charlies’ Auto Collision

All of the feedback on our first show has been fantastic. I hope that you will enjoy this edition and will consider becoming a sponsor of the program. I can assure you that it will separate and promote your business or organization to Blue Springs and Eastern Jackson County like no other program currently available.

This program will be a weekly program that will air on Comcast Channel 15 and ATT U-Verse 99. It will air over fifty times per week. This program will introduce our sponsors to the Blue Springs community, make them familiar with our viewers, and encourage our viewers to do business with our sponsors that make this program possible.


Tony Wrisinger

Sideliner Sports


Real Jalisco Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening set for November 3rd

clock November 1, 2010 11:24 by author Jeff Quibell

If you haven’t tried out the Real Jasilco restaurant yet, Wednesday November 3rd is the time to go.  They will be having a Grand Opening Ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Blue Springs Chamber of commerce.  Join us for some delicious food and Margaritas at 1414 NW 7 Hwy in Blue Springs at 4:30pm.