Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Aloft hotel in Park Place is sold. A real estate investment trust based out of Bethesda, Mary., has executed the purchase of the 156-room Aloft hotel at Leawood’s Park Place center.
Condor Hospitality Trust announced the purchase in a media release on Wednesday, saying it had bought the property for $22,500,000. Condor CEO Bill Blackham said the property’s location near the Sprint and AMC world headquarters made it an attractive takeover for the group. [Park Place’s Aloft hotel sells for $22.5 million to Maryland investment group – Blue Valley Post]

Chamber lunch registration open. The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon will be Sept. 15 at the Deer Creek Golf Club, 7000 W. 133rd St. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kate Matsch, co-owner of Ibis Bakery in Lenexa, will discuss starting a business–and bread–from scratch. She and her husband Chris also recently purchased Fervere, a bakery at 1702 Summit St. on Kansas City’s West Side. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

SMEF breakfast on Sept. 22. The annual Shawnee Mission Education Foundation fall breakfast event will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center on Sept. 22. The event is anticipated to draw 1,400 people. Coffee begins at 7 a.m. Proceeds from the fall breakfast are used for grants and scholarships distributed by the foundation for the benefit of students. Reservations can be made here.

Library foundation celebrates 20 years. The Johnson County Library Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an event on Oct. 15 at the central library. “The Library Lets Loose” will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Carol and Fred Logan are the honorary hosts for the event. Ticket information can be found here.

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