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interior of Lenexa Public Market
(Shawnee Mission Post) A year in, Lenexa leaders see plenty of reason for optimism with Public Market concept
11/28/2018
The Shawnee Mission Post did a feature story about how the unique Lenexa Public Market is finding its identity after being open for just over a year.
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Alejandra de la Fuente
(Shawnee Mission Post) Lenexa Public Market provides incubator home for thriving tamale business
11/28/2018
Alejandra de la Fuente of Red Kitchen Tamales "has a cult following among Kansas City foodies and she represented Kansas on Food & Wine magazine’s 2018 list of best burritos in all 50 states, despite being open less than a year."
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Meet the Merchant: Amna Humayon
10/16/2018
We caught up with Amna Humayon, who serves as jack of all trades for Sohaila's Kitchen and loves to break barriers through food.
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child making holiday tree craft
Shop or sell at our Kid Makers Holiday Market
10/10/2018
Support the creative endeavors of local youth at our Kid Makers Holiday Market Day on Nov. 17. It will help get you in a festive frame of mind for the season ahead!
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Susan Hagenkord in Abitino Bianco boutique
Meet the Merchant: Susan Hagenkord
09/21/2018
After a trial run as an occasional day cart in the Lenexa Public Market, Susan Hagenkord (and business partner Ann Ernst) took the next step and opened a little boutique called Abitino Bianco, fulfilling a long-held dream.
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Seeing local business growth in a new light
09/17/2018
As the Lenexa Public Market celebrates its first year of operations, merchants and business leaders reflect on its impact.
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(Kansas City Star) Now this JoCo city is booming
09/04/2018
The Kansas City Star recently did a feature story about the growth and development at Lenexa City Center, the geographic heart of Lenexa, which includes the Lenexa Public Market.
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(41 Action News) Lenexa Public Market celebrates first anniversary
09/01/2018
The Lenexa Public Market marked the first anniversary of its opening on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, with a birthday party.
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(435 Magazine) Lenexa Public Market is "Best New Hang"
08/10/2018
Lenexa Public Market is proud to be named "Best New Hang" by 435 Magazine.
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Hungry to try something new
08/07/2018
Concepts like the Lenexa Public Market are taking off as customers crave a different kind of dining and retail experience
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Sohaila Humayon and her family
(Feast) Sohaila's Kitchen to soft open at Lenexa Public Market this weekend
07/31/2018
Feast Magazine recently featured a story about Sohaila's Kitchen, which is about to open a merchant stall serving authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisine.
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(LIVE from Jasper's Kitchen) Red Kitchen Tamales
07/31/2018
Chef Jasper Mirabile and co-host Kimberly Winter Stern featured Alejandra de la Fuente of Red Kitchen Tamales on the LIVE From Jasper's Kitchen radio show on July 21.
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(Feast) The Roasterie named in 2018 Feast 50 Awards
07/27/2018
Feast's readers voted The Roasterie as the best coffee roaster in Kansas City.
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(435 Magazine) Kansas City's best pizza
07/02/2018
435 Magazine rolled out a list of the 44 best pizzas and pizza joints in Kansas City, including the Lenexa Public Market's Topp'd Pizza + Salads.
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(435 Magazine) The business of bees
07/02/2018
Read the story of a Chad Gilliland of Next to Nature Farm. He fell in love with bees and started a honey of a business.
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(Feast) In Lenexa, Aguas Frescas Bernice delivers the flavors of summer in a glass
06/20/2018
Feast Magazine featured a story about Aguas Frescas Bernice and their authentic Mexican drinks — including creamy horchata, caffé frio and fruit-flavored aguas frescas.
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boy creating bowl out of clay
Shop or sell at our Kid Makers Market Day
06/12/2018
Support the creative endeavors of the next generation at our first Kid Makers Market Day on July 14.
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exterior of Lenexa Public Market along 87th Street Parkway
(Flatland) Food halls are having a moment in Kansas City
06/06/2018
Flatland featured the Lenexa Public Market in a story about how developers from Atlanta, Denver, and New York City are looking at Kansas City as the next great food hall destination.
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Things to do with dad on Father's Day weekend
06/05/2018
Dads are awesome! Show a dad how important he is in your life during Father's Day weekend at the Lenexa Public Market.
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(KC Parent) We're a Family Faves Contest winner!
06/04/2018
The Lenexa Public Market was chosen by KC Parent readers as a favorite new place in KC for 2018.
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students listen to instructor in The Kitchen at Lenexa Public Market
(Feast Magazine) 8 spots to take cooking classes in Kansas City
06/01/2018
We're pleased that Feast Magazine named the Lenexa Public Market one of the best spots in Kansas City to take a cooking class.
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(LIVE from Jasper's Kitchen) Mad Man's KC BBQ
05/30/2018
Chef Jasper Mirabile and co-host Kimberly Winter Stern featured Mad Man's KC BBQ on the LIVE From Jasper's Kitchen radio show on May 26.
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Katie Liu-Sung and Catherine Neville in The Kitchen
(Feast TV) Chewology and Feast go east
05/24/2018
Katie Liu-Sung of Chewology talked about the inspiration for her restaurant and taught host Cat Neville how to make gyoza on Feast TV.
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Chad Gilliland, owner/operator of Next to Nature Farm
Meet the Merchant: Chad Gilliland
05/12/2018
Say hello to Chad Gilliland, resourceful outdoorsman and owner of Next to Nature Farm. Find out why he decided to turn a family farm into a full-time business.
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(Food & Wine) The Best Burritos in All 50 States
04/30/2018
Red Kitchen Tamales just made Food & Wine's list of best burritos in the United States!
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(KCUR) Food critics on the best burritos and wraps in Kansas City
03/26/2018
Jenny Vergara of Feast Magazine says the breakfast burritos at Red Kitchen Tamales tops her list of best burritos and wraps in Kansas City.
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flour tortilla from Caramelo
Take home top-notch tortillas
03/01/2018
You can now buy artisanal, locally made Caramelo tortillas at the Red Kitchen Tamales merchant stall.
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Katie Liu-Sung teaches Joel Nichols how to make dumplings
(Kansas City Live) Chewology dumplings and dough cooking demonstration
03/01/2018
Chewology chef and owner Katie Liu-Sung demonstrated how to assemble and cook gyoza — Japanese pan-fried dumplings — on KSHB 41's Kansas City Live morning show.
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Red Kitchen Tamales owner Alejandra de la Fuente unwraps a fresh tamale
(Feast Magazine) Red Kitchen Tamales has earned a cult following
02/23/2018
Feast Magazine profiled Lenexa Public Market merchant Red Kitchen Tamales — a Mexican-style street food stall — in its March 2018 issue.
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BBQ pork entree in to-go box
(In Pursuit of Pork) Mad Man's KC BBQ restaurant review
02/22/2018
Two Kansas City Barbecue Society-certified judges with good appetites recently reviewed Mad Man's KC BBQ for the Kansas Pork Association's blog, In Pursuit of Pork.
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(Thinking Bigger Business Media) Keeping small business in the mix of development
02/12/2018
Thinking Bigger Business Media recently highlighted several mixed-use developments in Johnson County, including Lenexa City Center, where the Lenexa Public Market is located.
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Alejandra de la Fuente holding a Red Kitchen Tamales sign
Meet the Merchant: Alejandra de la Fuente
01/29/2018
Find out how and why Alejandra de La Fuente started her Red Kitchen Tamales business.
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(Money Magazine) Lenexa named best place to live in Kansas
01/23/2018
Money Magazine named Lenexa best place to live in Kansas for 2017, due in part to the existence of the Lenexa Public Market!
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