Introducing The KC Downtown Loop
Anecdotes and images for KC’s Downtown dwellers, 9-to-5’ers, and urban explorers
For Downtown dwellers, 9-to-5’ers, and urban explorers
Thanks for checking out Kansas City’s first comprehensive email newsletter and website published primarily for the residents of Downtown KC.
Although I focus on the needs and interests of 28,000-plus Downtown dwellers, I also include plenty of helpful and entertaining content for Downtown employees, local visitors, and out-of-town tourists.
Beyond the basic Downtown news
The Kansas City Downtown Loop, also known as “The Loop,” doesn’t duplicate stories you’ve likely seen in the Kansas City Star or other major media, but I often do examine some of the same issues from my Downtown-centric perspective. I also curate links to the most important and most interesting articles published by other media who cover Downtown topics.
The Loop also produces original stories, photos, videos, and more—focusing primarily within the boundaries of Downtown Kansas City as defined by the Downtown Council: From the Missouri River to 31st Street, State Line to Highway 71. But don’t be surprised when I cover happenings in the historic Northeast, 18th & Vine District, Midtown, and other adjacent neighborhoods when stories are of interest to Downtown residents.
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About the Publisher
Kevin Worley has been a Downtown fanatic since his days growing up in the Northland, where he could catch a glimpse of KC’s skyscrapers in the distance from both his junior high and, later, his high school. As soon as he was old enough to drive, he and his friend Todd often headed Downtown to watch McCormack Baron build and rehabilitate Quality Hill in the 1980s.
After earning a degree in magazine journalism from Mizzou, Kevin worked as editor-in-chief of The Missouri Restaurant magazine, national communications coordinator for Camp Fire USA, senior editor for Andrews McMeel Publishing, PR and video production for Fleishman-Hillard, script writer and video producer for Wide Awake Films, and vice president for Kansas City Public Television (KCPT).
His first apartment after college was, of course, in Quality Hill (at 10th and Pennsylvania). He subsequently lived in the Coates House, Western Auto Lofts, the former Delaware Lofts (twice, 20 years apart), and the Helping Hands Condominiums at 523 Grand.
Today, after a long career in communications punctuated with a stint as an award-winning middle school art teacher, Kevin creates content as a writer, designer, video producer, illustrator, and publisher. He lives with his wife and their shepherd-lab mix near where Downtown and Midtown meet, close to the future streetcar extension, in Kansas City, Missouri.
If you have Downtown news tips or want to drop a line, you can reach Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.