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Martin City CID
The sunshine banners are out, it must
be summer in Martin City
Summer things to
do in Martin City:

Take home Jess & Jim
steaks for your backyard

Play volleyball at Volley
Ball Beach and Martin
City Sports Complex

Buy a new recreational
vehicle at Reno Power

Have Rosehill Gardens
design a new garden and
shop the fabulous rocks
at Suburban Lawn &
Garden to decorate the
new area

Gas up at Quik Trip and
Martin City Phillips
Have a chicken dinner at
RC’s & dance upstairs
at the Backdoor Grill

Treat yourself to a soothing bubbling fountain at
The Sharper Edge

Shop all the summer
sales at Gordman’s
Have breakfast at Hardees's and lunch at

Dine outside on the patio
at Martin City Brewing
Get all your margarita
ingredients at Lukas
Liquor & visit the Beer
Cave at Hometown Liquor

Take your pets to Martin
City Animal Hospital
for summer checkups

Get some batting practice in at Mac ‘n Seitz

Plan your patio party at
Party City

Fill up on BBQ at Jack

Get your summer pedicure at Paris Nails

135th St. at the corner of
Locust/135th) had their
grand opening on June 3
to a large crowd of wellwishers, diners and music lovers.
Owners, Matt Moore and
Chancie Adams ,say the
restaurant and bar seat
100 people inside with

room for another 50 in the
patio beer garden outside.
They serve 14 Americanstyle craft beers on tap
and 50 beers in bottles.
Menu items include bacon
-wrapped jalapenos,
braised brisket sandwich
with egg, chicken burgers,
risotto balls, pork tenderloin medallions with risotto, and spicy shrimp

This Issue
135th St.


New Businesses 2
to the Area
Status for MC


For Sale Sutherlands


Tour de Brew
Thru Martin City




The Reeds are


By the Numbers
 77 — the number of
businesses located in
the Martin City CID
 $50 million—the
amount of annual sales
tax revenue generated
by our MC businesses

Martin City Brewing Company
Opens to Great Fanfare
The Martin City Brewing Company (500 E.

July 2011

They plan to roll out the
brewpub in three phases:
free tastings, a full-scale
microbrewery with the
beers on tap. and third production for local distribution.
MCBC is open from 11
a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily.

 $5.8 million—the construction cost to upgrade 135th St. from
Holmes Road to Hwy.
 1 of 16 — Jess &
Jim’s KC Playboy Strip
named one of 16 best
steaks in U.S.

135th St. Design Plans Progress
135th St. in a one-mile stretch from Holmes
Road to U.S. Hwy. 150 will one day get a
complete make-over by the City of KCMO
to include :
5,800 feet of improved roadway:
A 3-lane secondary arterial with a center
turn lane
New curbs & gutters
New ADA compliant sidewalks on both
north & south sides
Enclosed underground storm drainage system and new water lines
New street lighting

Traffic Signals: New at Wornall Road and
modified at Holmes Rd. and Washington/
Inverness Streets
The Martin CID is 1.)
contributing funding to
complete the design
work hopefully by
early 2012 including
all Right-of-Way negotiations and acquisitions, 2.) attempting to obtain $1 million in
bank financing to contribute to construction
costs and 3.) adding attractive amenities to
the project such as decorative benches, trash
receptacles, hanging flower baskets, landscaping, trees and streetlight banners

(already present).
As MC-CID requests city funding they are
willing to phase the project into Phase I
from Holmes Road to Oak St. at a construction cost of $1.5 million which could
begin as early as 2013 and Phase II from
Oak St. to U.S. Hwy. 150 at $4.3 million.
MC-CID has made this project Priority #1
on their on-going agenda - to improve an
already bustling commercial district by attracting new businesses and giving customers, businesses owners and residents a more
convenient, safe and attractive shopping
district to enjoy.

New Businesses in Martin City
ANGELL EYE - Web Solutions Made
Easy located at 13340 Holmes has
changed names to QWIDS.COM.
Quality Websites in Days. They
specialize in service, web development and programming. Rosehill
Gardens signed on as a web site
customer. For more information
contact Karl Petersen at 816-9412328.
Bambini Creativi, an early learning
experience for 3 – 5 year olds, has
leased at 400 E. 135th St. (just east
of RC’s). They are completely reno-

Martin City is a great place to
locate a business. . . Ideal location,
many locally-owned businesses as
neighbors and MC-CID ready to
support you any way we can.

vating the two-story building interior to create classrooms, reading
nooks, gardens, kitchen space, water experiences, rest areas and
more. 80 children can be accommodated in the school which will be
hiring 8 teachers for the coming

year. For more information call
The Primus Group, which sells to
the Federal Government, purposely
located within the Martin City CID
boundaries at 13846 Wyandotte 18
months ago, because it is a designated HUBZone. Todd Beteljewski
tells us his company will remain in
the area for at least 10 years and
possibly purchase property in Martin City because of the HUBZone
opportunities. See article below.

Martin City Designated a HUBZone
The Historically Underutilized
Business Zone (HUBZone) program
established by the Small Business
Administration helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to
federal procurement opportunities.
In the Kansas City metro Martin
City and a location in mid-town at
49th St. are designated HUBZones.

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Our designation has been renewed
to 2012.
These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff,
35% who must live in a HUBZone.
The company must also maintain a
"principal office" in one of these specially designated areas.
An area receives a HUBZone designation by being a business zone
that is ―disadvantaged‖ from low

economic activity. The program
encourages economic development and employment growth in
distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities. 5% of all federal spending must be in HUBZones.
Additional information about the
basics of HUBZone requirements
can be found on the SBA web site on the Understanding the HUBZone Program page.
Martin City CID

Former Sutherlands Lumber Company - For Sale
The Sutherlands Lumber Company
at 13500 Holmes Road was built in
1989 on 9.2 acres.
The hardware/lumber store comprised of a 32,000 square foot building, ample parking and 4 storage out
buildings enjoyed a long run as a
thriving retail operation in the heart
of Martin City.
The store closing with its loss of customers to the area has been a challenge to the Martin City Community
Anita Bates of Colliers International
is the commercial real estate broker
working diligently to sell the property
for $2,200,000.
It is widely believed that the sale of
this property would be a huge jump
start to the upgrades of 135th St. .
Phase I section from Holmes Road to
Oak Street.
A bustling, new business at the corner of Holmes Road and 135th St.
would certainly be just what the doctored ordered to complete the busy
intersection which currently has
Jack Stack BBQ, Wholehouse Flooring and the Martin City Trade Center.
Anita Bates may be reached at
816 - 556 -1123

The Tour de Brew Comes Thru Martin City
On May 22nd 120 riders came
through Martin City as participants
in the Tour de Brew Bicycle Tour.
They started at 8:00 a.m. in the
West Bottoms and worked their way
south arriving in Martin City round
10:00 a.m.

served. MCBC owner Matt Moore
opened his doors to the bikers for
a rest stop and a sample of the
MCBC brews.

The Martin City CID hosted a water
stop just east of the new Martin
City Brewing Company where bottled water and M&M snacks were

We are looking forward to hosting
a stop for the 2012 ride next May.

July 2011

All the riders said the Martin City
water stop was the BEST!

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Martin City Community
Improvement District
Barbara Engel,
District Manager
311 E. 135th St.
KCMO 64145

Check ou
the web
We are the home of locally owned
businesses and family values

The Martin City Community Improvement District (MC-CID)
was established in January of 2005 for the express purpose
of making the Martin City area a stronger commercial business district. Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Martin City Community Improvement District is
to serve as an economic development tool that allows landowners
in the District to coordinate efforts to improve the District and meet
District purposes through master planning that implements public
improvements in infrastructure, transportation, and appearance;
policies of safety and security; marketing campaigns to attract
new business and tourism; and programs that foster recreational
and cultural activity as well as special events .
MC-CID is governed by a Board of Directors made up of seven
property owners who serve four-year terms. The Board meetings
are open to the public and held the second Thursday monthly at
Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse (517 E. 135th St.) from 8:30 —10:00
a.m. Hardees's (Martin City) breakfast is served.
Everyone is encouraged to attend as many Board meetings
as possible to keep up to date on the District goals, activities, achievements and to give your input.

The Reeds are Gone!
As a major part of the Martin City
CID Beautification effort for
Spring 2011, the CID undertook
landscaping the mud-filled, overgrown corner at 135th St. &
Holmes in front of Wholehouse
Not only was it an eyesore to the
Martin City customers but posed a
danger with a deteriorated sidewalk and a sink hole full of fivefoot reeds.
Rosehill Gardens , one of Martin
City’s premier landscape companies, spent several days working
to create this remarkable transformation.
The CID will continue to commit
time and money to beautification
projects throughout the district.
We also depend on each MC owner
to keep their property spotless.


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