hen my family and I moved to Parkville in 2006, the main attraction (besides the schools) was Downtown Parkville. With its unique shops, restaurants, walking trails and baseball fields, we felt we had found an oasis outside of the hustle and bustle of the surrounding communities. This was the case for a number of years. Then the financial crisis hit, and lots of those businesses closed up shop and Main Street suffered for years with lots of vacancies, businesses coming and going, etc.
In the last couple of years, there has been a revival. We’ve seen businesses keep their doors open and new ones opening their doors. Today, a new restaurant, the River Park Pub & Eatery, is opening its doors at the old Power Plant building. This is one of those spaces that has been dying for a tenant! With a great patio and upstairs deck, this should be a is a no-brainer. I can’t wait to try it out. Main Street also has a new boutique, “Sincerely, Ellis”, that opened over the weekend. I plan to stop in and shop after lunch at River Park. Next time you are looking for something to do on a Saturday, stop by and check out our little town and visit the locally-owned businesses while you’re at it!
Kansas City, MO