Read up on all of the goings-on happening in Shawnee, including important announcements, openings, and developments under construction!


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Locally Royal Shawnee Car Wash Holds Grand Opening for New Shawnee Location

A new locally owned car wash has opened on the northwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumm…
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Block Real Estate Deepens Its Industrial Footprint in Shawnee with Two Big Announcements

The Shawnee City Council unanimously approved issuing $65 million in bonds for K-7 Logistics Centre, a project that…
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Netrality Data Centers to Expand Into Shawnee, KS with Acquisition of 7801 Nieman

The U.S. largest, privately held owner/operator of core interconnection facilities will acquire the site at 7801 Nieman Road…
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Family Tree Nursery in Shawnee Expanding their Unique Café Equinox Concept

Family Tree Nursery is planning extensive renovations to its Shawnee location, including upgrades to Café Equinox, offering year-round…
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Kraft Tool Expands their Shawnee Headquarters for Additional Manufacturing and Distribution Needs

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Hawaiian Bros Opens Location in Shawnee

The Shawnee store, which is where the former Boston Market used to be at 11600 Shawnee Mission Parkway,…
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Caenen Castle reopens with new wine-focused concept: Wandering Vine

Not every castle has a fairytale story. In Shawnee, the historic Caenen Castle has seen many different iterations…
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Cannan Stone Works builds, expands, and moves into facility in Shawnee

The team at CSW is expanding and moving their headquarters to a new facility in Shawnee, Kansas. The…
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New Shawnee K-7 & 43rd intersection will empower industrial progress

Shawnee City Council has struck a development agreement with the WestLink Business Center and its tenants to improve…
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Hartman Hardware building in downtown Shawnee sells to a developer with a vision for revitalization

After 74 years in downtown Shawnee, Hartman Hardware is closing permanently as owners sell building as part of…
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Multi-family residential complex planned for the site of former Wonderscope building

Sunflower Development Group tentatively plans to build a 5-story apartment complex with 185 to 190 market-rate units at…
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Blume, the transformational live-work development, approved for Downtown Shawnee

A two-acre surplus plot located at 6115 Nieman Rd. will soon be transformed into a thriving live/work development…
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State and Local Officials Break Ground on Heartland Logistics Park

In a dusty lot in northwest Shawnee off of K-7 highway, Gov. Laura Kelly, Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler…
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Amazon eyes expansion in Shawnee

Amazon is looking to more than double the footprint of its distribution center at Shawnee’s WestLink Business Center.…
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Old Shawnee Pizza Gets an Outdoor-riffic Makeover

The aptly named pizza joint that puts the old in old-school is poised to get a stylish makeover…
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Shawnee companies ramp up production of ventilation masks and valves to meet COVID-19 demand

For two Shawnee companies making ventilation masks and other protective products has been their business model for years.…
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Tallgrass Freight Co. ranks #34 in the Inc. 5000 Midwest’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Tallgrass Freight is thankful to be at the head of the class of the 250 fastest-growing private companies…
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Kansas City Bartenders Team Up to Open Drastic Measures Speakeasy in Downtown Shawnee

Drastic Measures, a cozy craft cocktail bar that Jill Cockson started working on late last year plans to…
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Pathlight Brewing coming soon to 75th and Nieman in Shawnee

Pathlight Brewing is under construction at 75th and Nieman in Shawnee and is expected to open in late…
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LaborChart to move to Shawnee with new capital injection from Five Elms

A recently closed injection of growth and scale capital will help Kansas City-based LaborChart strengthen its team, expand…
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Heartland Logistics Park Development Expected to Bring 1,500+ Jobs to Shawnee

Formerly known as Project Homeland, the Heartland Logistics Park was officially announced in early 2020.…
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Seafood Island Cajun-style restaurant to open in Shawnee

A new sit-down seafood restaurant is opening on the northeast corner of 75th Street and Nieman Road in…
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Mid-America and Mid-America West to undergo significant renovations in 2020-2025

The Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners approved 2020 capital projects and a proposed five-year capital…
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Arvest Bank to add first branch location in Shawnee

Arvest Bank, out of Bentonville, Arkansas, is planning to build its first location in Shawnee — a prototype…
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Schier Products Company breaks ground on new HQ in Shawnee

Local grease trap interceptor manufacturer breaks ground on their new headquarters at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Woodland Drive.…
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WalletHub Acknowledges Shawnee as one of 2019’s Best Small Cities in America

Shawnee lands in 86th percentile of over 1,200 U.S. cities examined. WalletHub, a financial issues focused publication, recently…
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Project Homeland industrial park near K-7 Highway approved by Shawnee City Council

Shawnee city leaders last month took steps to approve plans for Project Homeland, a proposed industrial park in…
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Developer plans big mixed-use project at busy Shawnee I-435 interchange

A developer is planning a sizable mixed-use development in Shawnee. Located at the northeast corner of Interstate 435…
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Developer proposes $13M apartment building in downtown Shawnee

Downtown Shawnee soon could get a new apartment complex. Stag Commercial LLC, led by President Kevin Tubbesing, will…
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Shawnee supports conceptual design of mixed-use development downtown

The Shawnee city council has shared its support for conceptual plans of a mixed-use development on city-owned property…
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Renowned Local Bakery Selects Downtown Shawnee for a New Location

McLain’s Bakery will be expanding into a new location in Shawnee with a target opening of late Spring…
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SEDC Announces 2019 Good Business Award Winners

20+ Businesses were awarded for their investment in job growth and capital expenditure within Shawnee, KS. At the…

Healthcare Technology Company Chooses Shawnee for Relocation

Shawnee’s Downtown Continues its Revitalization as Newest Anchor Property Sees Quick Turnaround to Full Occupancy from Construction Completion.…

American Construction Metals locating new manufacturing plant in Shawnee

News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Ann Smith-Tate, President | CEO Shawnee Chamber of Commerce 913.631.6545 or asmithtate@shawneekschamber.com…

PBI-Gordon Relocating Corporate Headquarters

News Release – For Immediate Release Contact: Andrew Peck Chief Financial Officer PBI-Gordon APeck@pbigordon.com 816.421.4070 (Kansas City, Mo.)…

Shawnee Gains 100 New Jobs Next Month

ServiceMaster DSI Selects Shawnee Kansas for Headquarters Offices NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ann Smith-Tate, President…

Stag’s Creek office building revitalizes gateway into eastern Shawnee

By Jennifer Bhargava March 20, 2018 For several years, it was a decayed and neglected commercial pocket nestled…