Econo Lodge Downtown North
2232 Taney Street
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 421-6000
Fax: (816) 421-6675
Shops, restaurants, bars, museums—you will find all of this and more at one of Kansas City's oldest business communities. This is also the home of the Midwest's largest open-air farmers market. Be sure to visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum, which flanks the east side of the market, where you will view items recovered from the wreckage of a sunken 1850s Missouri River steamboat. There is no admission charge for the vibrant market, but some attractions and museums charge a fee.
With four floors and over 140 dealers, there is something for everyone at the River Market Antique Mall. They have a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, décor, furniture, art, crafts, antiques, vintage and retro items, and much more. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help with layaway, delivery, and rental services, and they always have free cookies and coffee to make you feel at home while you shop. If you are looking to sell, they are always taking applications for new dealers. Just a peek in the door will reveal many treasures for the selective shopper. -Robin Sontheimer
Power and Light District is a large neighborhood that is known for its entertainment, shops and nightlife. This is the perfect location if you want to find entertainment, such as movies and theater. There is also a wide selection of restaurants.
The Garment District is actually a warehouse that combines clothes boutiques, a bar and plenty of art to guests while they shop. Some of the brands inside include Melie Bianco Handbags, Ryu, Elan, Free People, Flying Tomato and many, many others. The bar in the middle of the structure provides fresh cocktails to thirsty customers and even if you don't come in for a drink, the bar is still a nice spot to hangout in the greater Kansas City Power & Light District of downtown.
Retro Inferno has two floors full of modern 20th century furnishings and collectibles, which they buy and sell from their 11,000 square foot establishment in downtown Kansas City.
Birdies is a small, classy boutique, specializing in high fashion lingerie and swimwear. From accessories to stockings to swimwear, they offer gifts appropriate for every woman in your life: mother, sisters, or partners. Operated by a local artist, Birdies carries styles available for all body types by top local and international designers. Located in the center of the downtown art district, they also offer a beautiful, comfortable event space for small gatherings. The staff is knowledge, professional, and friendly. -Robin Sontheimer
The possibilities are endless when you visit Black Bamboo, which carries an excellent selection of Asian antiques and modern decorative pieces for the home.
Voted as one of the best shoe shops in Kansas City, Bob Jones truly lives up to this fame. It stocks over one hundred thousand shoes for both men and women in a variety of designs and styles. You are guaranteed to find a pair that suits you at this shop. Bob Jones also houses a number of International Brands like Florsheim, Kenneth Cole, Red Tape, Sketchers among a many more renowned names. The store keeps getting a new stock of shoes everyday which makes their collection expand all the time. Bob Jones even sells a wide variety of purses. The staff are friendly and always willing to help you get that perfect pair.
If you came to shop in KC, you must take part in the Crown Center experience. This upscale shopping complex, spread over 85 acres, is home to 80 shops and restaurants, as well as two luxurious hotels and the international headquarters of Hallmark Cards. Created in 1968, the shopping center connects to the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Westin Crown Center Hotel and Union Station via a skywalk. The facility attracts convention groups to the Destination Crown Center and it offers 140,000 square feet of meeting space. If you want to catch a movie, there is the Crown Center Cinemas on the third level.
This cute Crown Center shop offers a slew of gift and food items produced in the Kansas City area. The vast array of products includes barbecue sauces and seasonings, snacks, popcorn, coffees, teas, jams and jellies, candies, steaks, books, videos, CDs, apparel and more. A vast array of gift baskets is available for purchase in the store and on the Internet, so you can enjoy the tastes of KC no matter where you happen to be. Additional location: 1532 Grand Blvd (+1 816 303 7330).
Upon entering Boomerang, it seems as if this store transports you back in time, just choose your decade, anywhere in-between 1940 and 1980. This vintage shop has been around since 1989 and since then it has plied the city's inhabitants with tons of kitschy items, from leather greaser jackets out of the 1950's to '80s slat sunglasses and '60s modern art furniture. Moreover, it is a great place to go for costumes and perfect for normal, everyday clothing, as their prices are incredible for quality vintage wear.
Pryde’s is a store that makes you feel like you are in your grandma’s kitchen, complete with the smell of freshly baked pies wafting up from the in-store bakery, The Upper Crust. Friendly experts gladly help you navigate this gigantic, two-story pantry that has everything you could ever want for your kitchen: pots, pans, appliances, kitchen gadgets of all kinds, collectable Fiestaware and Armetale, decorations, and much more. A family owned business for almost fifty years, Pryde’s is now internationally recognized as one the most complete kitchen accessory stores. -Robin Sontheimer