Lee Jeans departing Merriam for new headquarters in North Carolina. Lee Jeans, which has operated its headquarters at a facility in Merriam for years, will leave the Kansas City area for Greensboro, N.C., as part of a restructuring of its parent company. [Lee Jeans headquarters will move from Merriam — KMBC]
High school meet-and-greets with new superintendent set. The Shawnee Mission School District has scheduled a meet-and-greet for new Superintendent Mike Fulton at each of the district’s five traditional high schools. The events will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following days and locations:
- Wednesday, September 5, Shawnee Mission South
- Thursday, September 6, Shawnee Mission East
- Tuesday, September 11, Shawnee Mission West
- Monday, September 17, Shawnee Mission Northwest
- Tuesday, September 25, Shawnee Mission North
Roeland Park sees spike in residential remodeling projects. Roeland Park has issued 11 permits for residential home remodels so far in 2018, at a value of $524,000. “In my mind, that’s a really good indicator that people are investing in the properties that they own,” said city assistant administrator Jennifer Jones-Lacy. While the figure is lower than what the city received in 2017 it is still higher than what the city had in most prior years, said Jones-Lacy. The city has issued 257 total building permits for residential and commercial improvements with a value of $2.5 million so far this year. Improvements range from McDonald’s exterior improvements, new signage for businesses, and new driveways and roofs for residential homes.