•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.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/08/2641201/bike-riders-walkers-get-a-piece.html#ixzz1DVucccid
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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Not every agent who lists commercial real estate has access to - or even know about the commercial property MLS or IDX sites that the commercial real estate brokers use.

Most residential agents rely on just the MLS, even though that means that most of the commercial real estate professionals in the nation have little or no access to the property information. We at Turn-Key Properties LLC use and subscribe to most of the major commercial MLS/IDX sites available.

So here I provide for you the information from the MLS about Raytown Commercial real estate listed mostly by residential agents.

These documents are time sensitive, these were created on January 7, 2011 If you need more current information please contact Turn-Key Properties LLC at 816-313-8876
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Welcome to Raytown Real Estate, a service of Turn-Key Properties LLC. Here is a list of the commercial real estate available for lease in Raytown on January 7, 2011.
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With the new year come some new real estate listings in Raytown, Mo. So I thought I'd update you here with the latest commercial real estate listings for sale in Raytown. You know you can always check our site for direct feeds from commercial IDX or MLS sites and use our services for searching other areas. But now and then its nice to have a single downloadable printable source for information.
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I know its not Raytown related, but many from Raytown love Lawrence, KS and I just launched this new site for an amazing horse farm in Lawrence, KS on Clinton Lake at Rockhaven Park.

Please take a look I'm pretty proud of the new site.

I am frequently contacted by persons looking for a location for a church site. Many either have an existing church that has outgrown its current location or some are simply looking to start a new church.

In any case I thought I'd upload some information on listings that might fit that need. Please click on the files below for more information about some of the sites in the Kansas City and Raytown area.

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I'm somewhat of a history buff, I love to watch the History channel and old movies. I study various events and I always try to relate what we see today with what we have seen in the past.

Tried and true is the adage that there is nothing new under the sun; Ecclesiastes 1:9-14.

Today's example is so glaring I'm shocked that someone smarter than me did not see it first. Over the past few months the usual suspects (KC Star, Tony's Kansas City and other various liberal groups) have been on the attack over a building proposed for the Plaza District of Kansas City.

What surprised me is to see the likes of Darla Jaye being sucked into the fray as a detractor of the new development. Seemingly the only one who had a sensible take on this was Chris Stigall in his column for the Platte County Landmark. Stigall points out that they own the property and can do with it as they wish, weather it is in poor taste or not. However, he ties it to the Mosque debate in New York which I argue is balderdash!

Three thousand people were not killed on The Plaza by a group of radical attorneys!

The new building as designed by architects for Polsinelli and Shughart is a stunning example of glass and steel, much like the tax-payer funded monstrosities the city has recently added to the Kansas City skyline.

I really hadn't been too interested in the whole debate, although I had wanted to talk about it in my position as The Kansas City Real Estate Examiner.

Until one evening when I was watching an old black and white classic copy of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead when it hit me... Oh My God, it's them! It's the collectivist the same ones who hated Howard Roark; An uncompromising, visionary architect struggling to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards!

Then I looked at the photographic evidence!
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The parallels were amazing!

The architect had designed something of brilliance, a monument to the success of the entrepreneurs who had endeavored to overcome all obstacles, who even in this bleak economy were planning on expansion.

They (the collectivists) saw it and they hated them for it! They hated them for their success, they hated them for their chosen profession, they hated them even more for not allowing them to have a say in their building!

Highwoods properties had acquired The Plaza in 1998; since then they have poured in excess of 50 million dollars into it.

Interestingly a competitor is quoted as saying;
“It’s almost like a public utility and everybody has a say in how it ought to be run. People look at it as a public place rather than something privately owned as an investment vehicle.”

How ironic to find a quote like that in The Kansas City Star; it sounds strikingly akin to what you would expect Ellsworth Toohey, or Gail Wynand to write in The Banner.

Even The Pitch weighed in, one of the most radically leftist publications in the Metro; stating that the proposed building is "too big and ugly"! Citing a letter from the (AIA) American Institute or Architects, who came to the "consensus of opinion" that the building "needs to be significantly reconsidered".

As we often see with the collectivists, consensus; provided it fits their agenda, always takes precedent over private property rights, or in the case of global warming... actual science.

I guess we will see if the architects submit to the demands of the collectivists or if they stick to their principles and build their own damn building.

Welcome to Raytown Real Estate, I love Raytown we have great schools, a rich history and an involved community of concerned citizens.

I look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs, please feel free to contact me at 816-313-8876.