So long 2020! A rough year for Martin City and the rest of the planet has finally fallen off the calendar. We are nothing if not resilient in Martin City, and if you look closely enough, you already see signs of not just hope, but progress in 2021. “We’re leaning forward,” says Martin City Community Improvement District Manager, Vickie Wolgast. “The community is ready to get things done.”
There’s been no shortage of lessons about business and life over the 17 years Hangers Cleaners has been around. As founder Joe Runyan looks back on competing in this very difficult industry, he finds satisfaction in his ability to adapt to change and detect opportunities with the help of friends, family, and the Martin City community.
Business surveillance cameras often unknowingly capture evidence about unsolved crimes in Kansas City. Unfortunately, the footage goes unnoticed because the owner or security staff wasn’t aware of the crime. When you register your cameras in KCPD’s Watch KC database, you help detectives solve more crimes.
Skip the cookie-cutter malls and big box store scramble this year and spend an afternoon in Martin City! Grab a bite to eat from one of six local Martin City restaurants and shop for gifts and holiday decor from locally-owned retail stores. These five shopping spots are always on the top of Santa’s list.
Whether you’re getting a late start or looking for finishing touches, Whether you’re getting a late start or just looking for finishing touches, these local Martin City businesses have stocked their shelves full of everything you need to decorate your home for the holidays.
Martin City is an especially popular place during the holidays, attracting visitors who can’t resist the warm, hometown feeling of our classic restaurants, retail shops, and seasonal style lining streets and sidewalks. Lights are always part of our neighborhood’s appeal and this year a new idea sprouted among members of the Martin City Community Improvement District board of directors.
Great food and unique gifts always make Martin City popular during the holiday season, and this year, there’s an exciting new reason to pay us a visit. Santa’s Bakeshop is a pop-up fantasyland you don’t want to miss, and a dream come true for creator Lynne Pierce. “Christmas is absolutely the best! I’m one of those people who can’t get enough of it. You can never have too much Christmas and now we have a little more in Martin City.”
Martin City's current website theme is outdated and many bugs and glitches exist throughout the site. The MCCID is looking for an experienced website development agency or individual to migrate our current WordPress website to a new mobile-friendly theme and configure and update all widgets and plugins for optimal site performance.
An independent car dealership is quietly closing in on a decade of success on 135th Street. Midwest AutoPark was forced to downshift when the pandemic hit, but now it’s picking up speed again, thanks to the reputation owner Sam Arnold has worked hard to establish.