“On the First Friday of every month, thousands of residents and visitors fill the sidewalks of the Crossroads, enjoying what has become the city’s liveliest and most popular recurring event. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a wide variety of local businesses feature local, regional and national artists as well as live entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m.” – kccrossroads.org
Awesome Live/Work space in the West Bottoms! 12-month lease unless otherwise stated. $35 credit/ background check per tenant required. Tenants are responsible for the following utilities; electric, gas, cable, and internet. NO PETS.
“On the First Friday of every month, thousands of residents and visitors fill the sidewalks of the Crossroads in Kansas City, enjoying what has become the city’s liveliest and most popular event. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a wide variety of local businesses feature regional and national artists as well as live entertainment starting at 5 p.m.
Best explored on foot, the First Friday tradition continues to grow with
The philosophy of Blip Roasters centers around how the owners live their lives and what drives them: Community, loyalty, coffee and motorcycles. Ian Davis the 25-year-old coffee roaster has set up shop in the West Bottoms and named his business after a throttle blip, a motorcycle part. With the goal to use motorcycles and coffee, “as a catalyst to unify, to grow and to enhance our lives and the lives around us.” The coffee venue was created on a tight budget, Davis sold his Toyota truck to finance the roast for the shop that cost him around $12,000, add the new machine to a refurbished 10-year-old espresso
machine and renovated the space himself and Blip Roasters was born. Blip is located at 1331 St. Louis Avenue in Kansas City and boasts that his fair-trade coffee beans and environmentally friendly packaging are not only delicious but also cheap. He serves a daily special roast, latte or cappuccino for only $3 and a cup of house coffee for $2. Davis claims that the people who live in the West Bottoms are primarily artists and he hopes that he can serve them great coffee at a reasonable price.