400 S. Platte Clay Way
Kearney, MO 64060
Phone: (816) 628-2288
Fax: (816) 628-2705
The Zona Rosa Shopping Center is every shopaholic's dream, with well over 20 acres of shops to explore, it is hard for even the staunchest anti-consumer to resist. Zona Rosa boasts over 15 eateries, plenty of parking, a kid's zone, even some swanky apartments. Visit the website for a full list of department stores and events taking place at the center.
Families will love this innovative teddy bear retail store. First, customers choose a bear body style from a number of types available. Next, they move on to the stuffing area, where employees use a machine to pump the bear into a fluffy form. Finally, each bear receives an outfit to personalize him or her, and presto, they have built their own Teddy. Birth certificates, music CDs and other fun bear-themed merchandise are also available. Finished bears range in price from about $25 to $65. Private parties are available.
Shops, restaurants, bars, museums—you will find all of this and more at one of Kansas City's oldest business communities. This is also the home of the Midwest's largest open-air farmers market. Be sure to visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum, which flanks the east side of the market, where you will view items recovered from the wreckage of a sunken 1850s Missouri River steamboat. There is no admission charge for the vibrant market, but some attractions and museums charge a fee.
With four floors and over 140 dealers, there is something for everyone at the River Market Antique Mall. They have a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, décor, furniture, art, crafts, antiques, vintage and retro items, and much more. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help with layaway, delivery, and rental services, and they always have free cookies and coffee to make you feel at home while you shop. If you are looking to sell, they are always taking applications for new dealers. Just a peek in the door will reveal many treasures for the selective shopper. -Robin Sontheimer
Power and Light District is a large neighborhood that is known for its entertainment, shops and nightlife. This is the perfect location if you want to find entertainment, such as movies and theater. There is also a wide selection of restaurants.
The Garment District is actually a warehouse that combines clothes boutiques, a bar and plenty of art to guests while they shop. Some of the brands inside include Melie Bianco Handbags, Ryu, Elan, Free People, Flying Tomato and many, many others. The bar in the middle of the structure provides fresh cocktails to thirsty customers and even if you don't come in for a drink, the bar is still a nice spot to hangout in the greater Kansas City Power & Light District of downtown.
Barnes & Noble bookstores are a well-known chain of book shops which are spread all across the globe. This branch in Independence Commons, has a great selection of toys and a lively cafe within its premises.
Shoe Carnival is a one-stop shop for footwear where you can find shoes for everyone and every occasion. With popular brands and reasonably low prices, this shop in the Independence Center shopping mall is a great place to meet all your footwear needs.
Embodying the spirit of youth, rue21 is a chain of clothing stores which features apparel which are both fashionable and affordable. Keep up with the latest trends in men and women's apparel and accessories at this store.
Hot Topic is a clothing and accessories store which specializes in clothing inspired by music and pop culture. Browse through sections with band t-shirts, vinyl records, watches, jewelry and more.
Birdies is a small, classy boutique, specializing in high fashion lingerie and swimwear. From accessories to stockings to swimwear, they offer gifts appropriate for every woman in your life: mother, sisters, or partners. Operated by a local artist, Birdies carries styles available for all body types by top local and international designers. Located in the center of the downtown art district, they also offer a beautiful, comfortable event space for small gatherings. The staff is knowledge, professional, and friendly. -Robin Sontheimer
Independence Center houses 150 shops selling fashionable apparel, accessories, gifting items, jewelry and cosmetics. It also has a huge play area with an attractive carousel for kids.