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Summer Sidewalk Sale and Ice Cream Social


July 17th-20th: Summer Sidewalk Sale and Ice Cream Social

Briarcliff Village and GreenAcres Market are happy to present our Farmers Market 3rd Thursday Summer Sale & Ice Cream Social. Bring the whole family on Thursday, July 17th, 5-7 p.m. Not only will you enjoy first pickings of end-of-season discounts from our boutiques and specialty shops, but also free ice cream from GreenAcres Market. Don’t forget: the Briarcliff Village Summer Sidewalk Sale continues through Sunday, July 20th. Don’t miss the best deals of the season!


The Foot Spot – Rebranded

Smart Feet, your local comfort footwear retailer, has announced that this month all three of their Kansas City locations will be transitioning their name from Smart Feet to “The Foot Spot”.  Owner, Ryan Richard, states “We wanted a name that could be trademarked and found out that Smart Feet is not possible”.  The trademarked name “The Foot Spot” allows them to have a unique name that is solely theirs.  It gives them true ownership of their brand and website.  With their new trademarked name, they will also have an opportunity for licensing and private label opportunities, which they did not have with their previous name.

As The Foot Spot continues to build momentum in the Kansas City market, they are also looking for growth in the future with their online business.   The Foot Spot will have the same great service, the same friendly neighborhood locations, the same ownership and management, the same value and pricing guarantees, and the same great brands and products.  The only change is their new name with the hopes of future growth opportunities.

The Foot Spot offers a broad assortment of fashionable comfort footwear brands including: Finn Comfort, Naot, Think!, Dansko, Vionic with Orthaheel Technology, Brooks, and New Balance, just to name a few. Additionally, they are staffed with highly trained Pedorthists that are effective in evaluating and assessing footwear needs. In addition to footwear needs, the staff is trained to design custom inserts/orthotics and to make adjustments for proper foot alignment.  They address numerous common foot-related conditions including plantar fasciitis, bunions, arch pain, hammer toes, back pain, and knee pain, which all are associated with improper foot biomechanics.


The Foot Spot has a long history as a locally owned Kansas City retailer and plans on continuing and expanding its success, with this name transition. The Foot Spot started as a single location in South Kansas City in 2005.  In 2006, they opened their second location in Prairie Village, KS., then in 2008 they expanded to the Northland and opened their Briarcliff Village location.  As their customer base has grown, they feel that it is the time to start their second phase of educating and helping with foot problems and biomechanics.

Ryan says, “This is an exciting time in our company history.  We feel we are ready for the next step.”


For inquiries please visit thefootspot.com or contact thefootspotoffice@gmail.com.


Air Force Band Concert

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 11 to experience an exclusive, live concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America “Shades of Blue” Jazz Ensemble.

Briarcliff Trails of Our Community and Briarcliff Village proudly present th performance beginning at 7 p.m. at Mulberry Lake across from Briarcliff Village. The U.S. Air Force Band is an 18-piece big band with a diverse repertoire of traditional swing, bebop, modern jazz, vocal selections and patriotic songs honoring our nation’s military branches.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, drinks and picnic dinners to enjoy this FREE family-friendly concert celebrating our nation’s freedom.



GreenAcres Market has been a part of the Briarcliff Development from the very beginning, and we couldn’t be more proud to be members of this community. We’d like to share with you our story, our vision, and the exciting things we have planned over the summer!

GreenAcres opened its original location 20 years ago when our CEO, Barb Hoffmann, started the first 4000 square foot store in Wichita, KS. She was dealing with a chronic pain condition and found relief through alternative medicine and natural foods. She soon got the entire family involved in her vision, including her husband John, and daughters Shannon and Shayne.

“I grew up with blue corn chips in my lunch and grass falling out of my sandwich,” Shannon recalls, “I had crazy carrot juice drinks and ice cream sandwiches made from tofu!”

Our entire mission from the time Barb opened the first store was alternative health education. We want to provide people with options and teach them about preventative care through nutrition. Healthy, natural and organic food has come so far in taste, selection and quality and that thrills the GreenAcres family as we get that much closer to fulfilling our mission and vision.

Today, we’re still a family owned business! John is CIO and Shannon is President and CFO. Shannon opened the Briarcliff location in 2006 as an extension of our mission to educate! She believed in the vision Charles Garney had for the Village and today we are proud to help anchor it. The GreenAcres chain now consists of 8 stores across Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma!

Each May through September GreenAcres hosts the Briarcliff Village Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3-7. This year we have a few favorite vendors returning and also a fresh, new bunch with a variety of locally grown and made goods. This summer, in addition to produce, flowers, herbs and berries, we also have local grass-fed beef, hand-made and customizable jewelry, local natural soaps, organic ice cream and more (including weekly live music)!

We also host a series of family themed events on the Third Thursday of each month. Join us May 15th from 5-7 for our first Herb Festival! Learn about herbs and how to grow and use them- not just for flavor but for health as well! We’ll be selling herb transplants and have multiple stations to visit including one by CultivateKC!

Don’t forget to check out the Kids’ Day on June 19th for the annual market scavenger hunt and t-shirt tie-dyeing! We’ll hold our Ice Cream Social on July 17th featuring fresh ingredients from our farmers. The Dog Days of Summer is always a favorite- this year on August 21st, featuring the Northland Animal Welfare Society’s mobile dog wash and micro-chipping (and of course the Hot Dog Fashion Show)! We also have a bounce house and face painting for all these events!

The final Market of the year will be the 2nd annual Chili Challenge for Charity to benefit the Great Plains SPCA Shelter. We had so much fun last year and raised money for a good cause.

GreenAcres is thrilled to be a part of this growing, thriving community and we are committed to the continued development of the area. Have a great summer and see you soon!


FREE Saturday Night Summer Movies

With Mulberry Lake as the backdrop, Briarcliff Trails of Our Community presents the very popular FREE Saturday Night Summer Movie Series. Enjoy classics and family favorites starting at 8:45 (dusk) every Saturday, May 31st-August 16th (Skipping July 5th). Don’t forget to bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks!

May 31: E.T.

June 7: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

June 14: Singin’ in the Rain

June 21: Toy Story 3

June 28: Thor: The Dark World


July 12: The Incredibles

July 19: The Avengers

July 26: Pitch Perfect


August 2: Despicable Me 2

August 9: Fast & Furious 6

August 16: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Final Thursdays

In conjunction with the weekly Briarcliff Village Farmers Market, come unwined from the week with exclusive late-night shopping, happy hour store specials, live music, and more!

Final Thursdays are held the last Thursday of each month May-September from 4-7pm with many of the boutiques and specialty stores open until 8pm. Each monthly event will also have a different international flare featuring Mexican, Italian, Argentinian and American; giving guests a little taste of everything Briarcliff Village has to offer.

In addition to shopping and tasting your way through the center, guests will have a progressive punch card validated by each of the participating stores. Visit all of the participating businesses and recieve an entry form to win our monthly prize package! This package features some of the Best that Briarcliff Village has to offer including a One Night Stay at the Courtyard Marriott at Briarcliff, Two Tickets to a Royals Game, and a Gift Card for Dinner at one of our amazing restaurants!

May 29th: Mexican

June 26th: American

July 31st: Italian

August 28th: Argentinian

September 25th: American-Chili Cook Off


Best of Briarcliff

Best Of Briarcliff Giveaway

Each month, Briarcliff Village is awarding one winner a special prize worth $200 or more that showcases the best that Briarcliff Village has to offer.

Entering the contest is easy. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/briarcliffvillage first and then you will see a special tab our our page called “Best of Briarcliff”. All of the details for the current contest are displayed including how you can gain bonus entries!

Bonus entries are awarded through sharing the contest with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. If someone enters because of your post, you are awarded a bonus entry.

We will be giving away 2-Private Girls Night Outs from Amelia’s Boutique with each winner receiving a $100 store credit for the night of your event! Your private event will feature shopping with girl friends, tips and trends for the season, appetizers, and libations.

More great prizes to come including a 6-month membership at Foundation Fitness Briarcliff.

You must be 18 years or older to enter and Briarcliff Village merchants and employees are not eligible to win.


Spring Fling

Briarcliff Village Spring Fling

Briarcliff Village is kicking off Spring in a big way. Join us, Saturday, April 5th from 10am-7pm for our Spring Fling Event. Enjoy special music with one of Kansas City’s premier cover bands, The SKUs 11am-2pm, featuring decades of rock and roll hits. Our variety of retail stores will be bursting with new arrivals of spring merchandise. Browse the store specials, enjoy eats and drinks, and enter the many prize drawings available throughout the day.

Your purchases will not go unused. Join us for a special Girls Night Out hosted by Eclektica Salon at Trezo Mare. Any purchases made throughout the day can be redeemed for a voucher of the same face value for our Silent Auction. Redeem your receipts from any of our merchants at the registration table and then use your voucher money to bid on special prizes, including an iPAD MINI!

Also, grab some great complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. Watch a fashion show featuring the lastest trends for spring and summer, listen to more great local music and receive a complementary lip color from the stylists.

You won’t want to miss this great event to kick off Spring in Kansas City!



Always a Bridesmaid…

Just as wedding day fashions and trends change, the idea behind gifts for your wedding party evolves. Here are a few tips and ideas to follow when choosing the perfect gifts for your Bridesmaids.

One Gift Does Not Fit All: When shopping for bridesmaid gifts, think of getting something personal that reminds you of the role the individual has played in your life. Finishings For Her has both affordable and personal gifts and accessories. A wine glass with a cheeky phrase of “Wine improves with age. I improve with wine” would be a perfect personal gift for your go-to girls’ night out bridemaid. A candle with ultimate aroma made with soy from Finishings for Her, or perfumes and soap by Tokyo Milk from Design in the City is just what you had in mind for you spa day bestie.

Multifunctional: It may be in your bridesmaids best interest to give something that is useful for the actual wedding day as well. A statement necklace from Amelia’s Boutique, comes in a variety of colors to match your wedding and bring out the best in their dress, but is also a trendy piece that can be worn with their everyday wardrobe. A wedding theme with a country flare may have your girls sporty their cowboy boots for the day. Finishings for Her has a variety of styles of boot jewelry that compliment and bedazzle the ankle of even the plainest boots. A trendy look for weddings this season available at Amelia’s Boutique is headbands ordained with sparkles, lace, and pearls.

Practical: A good bridesmaid is a prepared bridesmaid and Design in the City has Wedding Day Emergency Kits stocked with earring backs, deodorant, hairspray and more. If your wanting a practical and personal gift, Vera Bradley from Finishings for Her offers affordable and personalizable accessories. A cosmetic case with your gal pal’s monogram in her favorite colors is sure to show your appreciation.

Timeless: A good quality piece that will not only withstand the wedding, but be a rememberance of the day years down the road might be what you have in mind. Amelia’s Boutique offers a line of necklaces by Dogeared featuring sterling silver designs with pearls, gems, and more. These handcrafted necklaces come with personal messages of love, friendship, and life. Additionally, a sterling silver Mariana necklace from Design in the City features and guardian angel on the backside and is made with natural minerals and stones designed to spiritually uplift the wearer.

In the end, although your bridemaids may have different personalities, when choosing a gift, ask your yourself “Would I want that?” Chances are, if it is something that you would enjoy, some part of your bridemaid would enjoy it as well.


Patty Garnery

Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Patty Garney,2013 Northlander of the Year

Patricia Ann, known as Patty Garney, was named 2013 Northlander of the Year at the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa. Her husband, Charles Garney, family, close friends, supporters, as well as Chamber members accompanied Patty to celebrate her award.

Patty has served the Northland in a variety of ways, currently as the Community Liaison for the Briarcliff Development Company and formally, a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Hostess graduate. She has been involved on numerous Boards and charitable organizations in Kansas City including P.E.O. Sisterhood, Kansas City Presidents Organization and the Kansas City Symphony Guild. Most notably she is the Co-Founder of the Harvest Ball which she started in 1986 and has donated close to $7 million in our Kansas City community with emphasis on Clay, Platte and Ray counties.

Throughout the years Patty has held many responsibilities with William Jewell College Board of Trustees, Briarcliff Development Company Board Member, Friends of the Zoo, Heart of America Unity Way, Synergy Services, Safehaven and more! Patty has been recognized with dozens of awards and honors, including most recently the 2013 Keystone Vision Award presented to both she and Charles for Visionary Excellence; “Hats Off to Mothers” Award Recipient, May 2012; “Service Above Self” Award presented to Patty and Charles Garney, April 2010; Park University, Founders Day, Honoree, April 2007. In addition to the large list, the NRCC proudly includes the Business in Support of Education award at our Excellence in Education Banquet, and she is a Distinguished Graduate of the Leadership Northland Class of 1996, making the 2013 Northlander of the Year her third Northland Chamber award.

Patty’s love and commitment to her family (six daughters, five grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters) extends to those in the community. She says “The grass is NOT always greener on the other side, the grass is greenest where you water it!” We are fortunate to her have her as a Northlander.

The Northlander of the Year award is given annually by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the betterment of the Northland. Spencer Fields, Mercer received last years’ award. Other past recipients include Betty Burch, Dick Holwick, David Carpenter, Anita Gorman, Dr. Don Breckon, Charles Garney, Jay Dillingham and Howard Breen.

Story courtesy of Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce