The new IHOP at 350 Hwy & Raytown Rd will open Monday July 25 from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. We are very excited to have a new restaurant in Raytown. Hopefully more will follow.

I would love to see an Italian or Greek restaurant come to Raytown.  (we had an Italian restaurant but the owner couldn't keep it in his pants) .... Ya know what I'm sayin'! Drivin' around in his hot rod-a sports-car, he had a great-a restorante but his libido got him into trouble. Stronzo puttane e ha perso il suo business e famiglia

But for the time being we will be satiated with imitation blueberry syrup and hot griddle cakes served up by a foreign exchange student and an Indian boss.

How do you get that little mark thing over the "E"?

So here's your new menu Raytown:
Save-A-Lot, is coming to Raytown, MO. The St. Louis-based discount grocery store chain, has announced plans to open three stores in the Kansas City area next year.

A new Save-A-Lot will open a store at 6250 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown, in late July, 2011; the others are scheduled to open later in other Kansas City Metro locations.

Raytown, MO — Children living in food insecure homes, a mother and child sleeping on the floor, hot meals for hungry families – these are just a few of the needs in the community. Hope Network’s mission is to reach out, meet needs and change lives by providing for those in need of food, clothing, shelter and medical care.

In 2010, Hope Network provided $505,000 worth of community services to those in need. By taking that first step in the 5K Run for Hope and Family Fitness Walk, you will help provide hope to those feeling hopeless.

This years 5K Run For Hope is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E 350 Highway, Raytown. You may register online at or obtain a registration brochure from several area businesses, including Hy-Vee in Raytown and Independence (Noland Road location), Dick’s Sporting Goods in Lee’s Summit, Advanced Eyecare, Rick’s Auto Clinic, Starbuck’s (Summit Woods Crossing location), Smith Bros. Hardware, SERC (South Raytown location), HMH AutoSports and the Hope Network offices, 10500 East 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138.

Same day registration will begin at 8 a.m. on race day. The $30 entry fee for runners and walkers includes a race T-shirt, certified/accurate marked course, and electronic timing/results. Race awards will be given in several categories for the 5K run.

New to the 5K Run for Hope & Family Fitness Walk will be a vendor area where race participants will be able to cool down with vendor refreshments and pick up vendor samples and information while awaiting race times.

If you just cannot make it this year but want to support Hope Network, the “Dream Team” option is for you. Simply mail your contribution to Hope Network, Attn: Dream Team, 10500 East 350 Highway, Raytown MO 64138. Those who would like to volunteer at the 5K may sign up online or call Lisa at 816-268-1514. For more information on Hope Network, please visit our website at

Here is the Raytown Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events.

Upcoming Raytown dates, events, meetings and happenings.
We have sold several car washes in the past and I frequently get requests from investors looking for car wash properties in Raytown and Kansas City. Here are some of the ones currently on the market.

Disclaimer: These listings are from other listing sources and may contain listings not being marketed by Turn-Key Properties LLC. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Raytown Horse Farms
One of the most frequent requests I receive is for a property where you can keep a horse. Many expect to find most of those types of properties out in areas like Greenwood, Pleasant Hill, Blue Springs or Odessa.

Little known is that right here in the Raytown area are many homes that can accommodate horses or other livestock.

Raytown, MO continues to see economic growth despite the weak economy. With the recent announcements that Raytown will soon have a new Aldi's Store, a new Ihop and possibly a new Sutherland's Lumber - growth continues to happen in Raytown.

While the residential real estate market has suffered greatly in Raytown, the commercial market is still active.

For many years I have helped businesses find their niche in Raytown, MO.  Attracted by affordable lease rates and the lack of an earnings tax and a community that supports local business; Raytown is set to see more growth in the future.

The primary reasons for Raytown's continued growth are obvious.
  • A supportive community
  • A pro-business local government
  • Convenient location
  • Affordable real estate
  • Responsive and professional Police Dept.
  • No earnings tax
  • No smoking ban
  • No excessive taxation
  • TIF and CID programs to encourage growth
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•Raytown: A $433,125 grant will help fund a 10-foot wide bicycle-pedestrian asphalt path along the south side of Missouri 350 from Blue Ridge Boulevard to Maple Avenue. The path is part of the city’s Highway 350 Corridor Plan.

“This addition will allow pedestrian and bicycle users to hopefully alleviate some of the traffic along Missouri 350,” said Beth Linn, Raytown community development director.

The total cost will be $577,500, including the city’s share.

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The Blue Yuu is Raytowns newest eatery, billed as "Asian Food" the Blue Yuu offers something new and exciting.

The familiar spot at 9700 E 63rd St. Raytown, Mo has been home to many great and some not-so eateries, dating back to the eighties when it housed a great BBQ restaurant.  Located just off Raytown Rd. next to the Wendy's its not hard to find.

While we all know and love our local Mama China restaurant, the Blue Yuu is more a Korean style menu with several Bibimbap dishes as well as several Doisot items. I'll try to explain below what each of the menu items are.

The restaurant is nice, and a bit more "upscale" than your typical Chinese restaurant. The prices are reasonable, the service was fantastic and the food was great! I'm looking forward to going back soon and I'm so happy to have someplace new to eat in Raytown.

A variation of this dish, dolsot bibimbap, "dolsot" meaning "stone pot"), is served in a very hot stone bowl in which a raw egg is cooked against the sides of the bowl. The bowl is so hot that anything that touches it sizzles for minutes. Before the rice is placed in the bowl, the bottom of the bowl is coated with sesame oil, making the layer of the rice touching the bowl golden brown and crispy.

I must admit I had never had Korean fare before and really didn't know what to expect.  The dish is served in a VERY hot stone bowl, but what is most striking is the raw egg on the top of the meal.

Served with the Bibimbap is a spicy chili pepper paste, that reminded me of Thai food. I also received a tasty coleslaw with the meal.

I ordered the Delsot Fish Roe Bibimbap, not everyone is immediately aware that Fish Roe is like Caviar or fish eggs.

The restaurant has only been open for a couple of days, and really hasn't launched any advertising yet. The traffic at lunch was relatively few, but remarkably there were several repeat customers who were greeted by the manager as they came in. On repeat customer brought three other new patrons with him.

The manager assured me that they can make any traditional "Asian" food, or practically anything else you would like.

What I found most exciting was the presence of a not yet in use SUSHI BAR! I love Sushi, and the stuff they serve a Raytown Hy-Vee isn't quite what I'd call good sushi.

The Sushi bar should be open in a few weeks and hopefully they will have their liquor liscence by then also, because what's sushi without Sake!

Bibimbap (Korean pronunciation: (pibimbap) is a popular Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed meal." Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. It can be served either cold or hot.

Vegetables commonly used in bibimbap include julienned cucumber, zucchini, mu (daikon), mushrooms, doraji (bellflower root), and gim, as well as spinach, soybean sprouts, and gosari (bracken fern stems). Dubu (tofu), either plain or sautéed, or a leaf of lettuce may be added, or chicken or seafood may be substituted for beef. For visual appeal, the vegetables are often placed so that adjacent colors complement each other.
Raytown Consolidated School District No 2: Little Blue Elementary School, located at 13900 E. 61st St., Raytown's newest elementary school received a $5,000 "Toolbox for Education" grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The funds will be used to create an outdoor classroom.

The outdoor classroom will feature tables, bird feeders and other useful items for students to study nature, and the environment. Parents and teachers will plant foliage designed to attract insects for the students to study. The new facility will feature a garden for children to learn about plant growth.

The project is scheduled for completion before the end of the current school year.

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