Over the past six months Brunswick has said good-bye to some historic landmarks: three storefronts on the South side of Broadway, the Russel Opera House & old KCP&L building, and the El-Jon Theater. While there was tremendous interest in restoring some of the buildings, the deterioration from being left empty for so long had taken its toll. Many in the community hated to see the loss of familiar landmarks, but there is tremendous excitement about the projects that will re-purpose the sites.
One such project is the courtyard. The stucco on the West wall of the area and new gutters have done much to create an attractive and inviting space for the future landscaping. A special thanks to the Redevelopment & Revitalization Committee for their unwavering commitment to make this vision become a reality and all those who have donated in so many ways over the years. The finished project will be a lovely addition to the downtown district.
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Experience the unexpected in Brunswick. The people of Brunswick have put passion into action and are creating a town that has become a destination.
You’ll find a variety of unique offerings in their shops, delicious tastes in their restaurants and people who are genuinely glad to share the day with you. At every turn you will find an excellence and attention to detail that you might only expect to find in the “big city.”
Once you see what Brunswick has to offer, you will want to come back and explore this charming town time and time again. Spend some time in Brunswick – it is worth your time, because the people of Brunswick have made it worth theirs.
What a privilege it is to share this wonderful letter to the people of Brunswick that was sent to the editor of The Brunswicker.
This weekend, I helped out with the Grand and Missouri River Cleanup organized by Missouri River Relief and headquartered at your beautiful park on the Grand. I have worked with this group for many years and have helped with cleanups and other activities, large and small, throughout the Missouri River Lower Basin. Seldom are we met with such complete hospitality and friendship as we were this past weekend.
Brunswick is a community that “gets it.” The love of their community and their river was apparent in almost everyone I talked to there. We were showered with welcome, food, help with everything, food, local history help with logistics and, oh, did I mention the food? What a pleasant experience it was to feel so appreciated for what we do.
Brunswickers should remember, though, that these cleanups cannot succeed without the support and help of the community – YOU are the real heroes of caring for the rivers as, obviously, our group alone cannot carry the load.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Please be proud of your wonderful community and its wonderful citizens. You live in the heart of a jewel.
Thank you, Mr Brady, for your kind and encouraging words! It is not everyday that we get such a clear picture of how visitors perceive our community.
Blake Dankert, owner of Plantation Antique and Interiors and Kaitlynn Reichert, owner of Kaitlynn’s Deli & Ice Cream Shop are featured in Rural Missouri Magazine. Click here to read the article.
Here is a link to his article: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/early-glimpse-of-missouri-caucuses-shows-support-for-santorum/
Brunswick gets a bit more exposure on the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s blog, “Think Outside the Barn.” Click here to view the December 14 post.
Supporting local businesses and fostering economic development are priorities for the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce. We are pleased to introduce Brunswick Bucks to encourage residents to spend their money locally to strengthen the local economy. Supporting local businesses adds to the tax base helping our school, streets, city services, ambulance, etc.
Can Brunswick Bucks have an impact? Area communities with similar programs have enjoyed tremendous success. The seven communities we spoke with confirmed that their programs made “significant impacts” in their local economies and were very well received. It is a “Win! Win!” situation for all: consumer, businesses, and area residents. Each of us can make a difference.
Participating “Brunswick Bucks” Businesses: AgriServices of Brunswick, Allen’s Dime Store, Ashlyn House B&B, Bowyer’s Florist, Brunswick Auto Parts, Brunswick Distributing, The Brunswicker Newspaper, Buds & Blossoms, Creative Memories, Finishing Touch, Gordon Building Center, Gourmet Cheesecakes by Kaitlynn, Harmon’s Service, Leanna’s, Plantation Antiques & Interiors, Prenger Foods, Sam Johnson’s Furniture & Appliance, Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, Sherry’s Home Cookin’, Sycamore Valley Farm B&B, and The Railyard Steakhouse.
For more information, call 660-548-3337 or Email