This month we’re double dipping with a chat-style installment that features a get-real talk about urban revitalization and redevelopment with Wise Words guest Butch Rigby, owner of Screenland and chairman of Thank You Walt Disney, Inc., and guest moderator Daniel Edwards, executive director of 2 Or More - an urban revitalization organization inspired by Mark Twain’s quote - “the two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”
Kansas City’s next Big Thing, according to Rigby, is the often-maligned Troost corridor. Rigby is pursuing a makeover just east of 31st and Troost and spearheading an effort to revive Laugh-O-Gram Studio, which played a role in the days of early animation. “We want to help make that neighborhood something for people to be proud of,” he says. “Troost is ideal for retail and to make a comeback.”
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