Construction will close part of 75th and Mission intersection this weekend. Work to a water main will necessitate the closure of the north leg of the intersection of 75th Street and Mission Road this weekend. Crews from WaterOne will perform work between 75th Street and 74th Terrace on Mission Road, closing that stretch of the road from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Prairie Village’s Public Works department says that the other three legs of the intersection of 75th and Mission will remain open, though they may have some traffic control to direct people to the signed detours around the closed north leg.
Prairie Village “Happy Tree” gets some attention from TV. Fox 4 did a story Wednesday on the “Happy Tree” we wrote about earlier this week (thanks to the Trenkles of TrenkleHome.com for the tip). The television station noted that the neighbors they talked to “commented that they love the “Happy Tree,” and that it’s little things like this that keep their property values up and potential new neighbors wanting to move to Prairie Village.” [Prairie Village “Happy Tree” grows with positive attitudes — Fox 4]
PV police will be serving at Johnny’s Thursday. If you head to Johnny’s Tavern at Corinth Square on Thursday, you might notice that the wait staff looks different — yet surprisingly familiar. Prairie Village police officers will again be having a “Tip a Cop” night at Johnny’s, acting as waiters in an effort to raise funds for the Special Olympics. The tips officers receive from Johnny’s patrons by donated to Special Olympics Kansas. The Tip a Cop promotion will run 5-9 p.m.
Free Jo rides for bike commuters today. The JO will be offering free rides to anyone who boards a bus with a bike today. The offer comes in an effort to recognize Bike to Work Week.
Corinth’s Smart Feet changes name. Smart Feet, the Kansas City shoe store that opened its second of three locations in Corinth Square in 2006, has changed its name to The Foot Spot. Owner Ryan Richard says the change came because the store was looking for a name it could trademark.