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Kansas City's West Bottoms: The Neighborhood We're Always Rediscovering

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There's talk of a West Bottoms revitalization. But the truth is, every fifteen years or so, the industrial stockyards district experiences a new kind of renaissance. In the 80s and 90s, it was an underground arts thing. Now, it's food, festivals and antiques. Meanwhile, industry and architecture have maintained a quiet presence all along. From art to antiques, can revivals of the recent past inform the future of the district?

Guests:

  • Davin Watne, artist, founder of the former Dirt Gallery
  • Adam Jones, Summit Capital Management, owner/manager of the Hobbs Building
  • Jeremy Ragonese, director of marketing, Boulevard Brewing Company
Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter.
Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.