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Merriam

A Johnson County movie theater is turning into a one-stop-shop for family activities. The Merriam Planning Commission last week voted 6-0 to approve a change in use and a final development plan connected to Cinemark’s plan to renovate its movie...
Changes may be on the horizon for one Johnson County movie theater. Cinemark Merriam, 5500 Antioch Road, wants to expand its offerings to include laser tag and bowling in an effort to adapt to the "changing landscape" of the movie...
A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm during a disturbance in Merriam on Sunday evening. Police were called to the Georgetown Apartments in the 9200 block of West 73rd St. just before 6:30 p.m. Recorded radio traffic indicates that the...
Utility lines along a stretch of Shawnee Mission Parkway are going away. The Merriam City Council on Dec. 11 unanimously approved a $4 million project and a $1 million contingency to install underground utilities along Shawnee Mission Parkway near Interstate...
By Deb Skodack There are two brand new benches along the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail in Merriam. They exist because 1,000 pounds of plastic bags did not end up in a landfill. The city of Merriam is one of the latest...
Merriam has bought a couple of downtown properties nearby 5701 Merriam Drive — the site of the city's now-demolished community center. Actual plans to convert the site into a public gathering space are on hiatus, but city officials say that...
Merriam is the latest Johnson County city to discuss short-term rentals like AirBnBs or Vrbos and how to potentially regulate them. With city staff over the past year receiving questions and listening to concerns about short-term rentals from councilmembers, planning...
A “clerical error” means Merriam residents will save more than expected on their 2024 property taxes — while the city figures out how to deal with a more than $1 million hit to its municipal revenues. Earlier this month, the...
A new Mercedes-Benz dealership in Merriam is getting up to $10 million in industrial revenue bonds. The Merriam City Council last month in a 7-to-1 vote approved the future issuance of up to $10.1 million in industrial revenue bonds to...
A local developer is asking for public tax incentives to help pay for upgrades to the Merriam Town Center shopping complex. R.H. Johnson Company, the Kansas City-based real estate company that owns the shopping center at Antioch Road and Johnson...
A slight property tax rate decrease is headed to Merriam homeowners in 2024. Nonetheless, property owners will probably still owe more in taxes because of rising home values. The Merriam City Council in August unanimously approved its 2024 budget. Merriam’s 2024...
A new chicken and dive bar made itself at home in downtown Merriam. Strip’s Chicken & Dive Bar is now open at 5831 Merriam Drive in the site of the former Blondie’s Corner Bar and Grill. The restaurant officially opened on...