March 17, 2005
A new grocery store for Platte City is closer to becoming a reality. MannRose Development project manager Andy Homoly announced last week a new grocery store will soon be constructed in Platte Valley Plaza. According to John Rose, developer of the Platte Valley Plaza, the grocery store contract was officially inked last week. Rose said it involves a deal between Paul Bresette, owner of the Sun Fresh at Platte Woods, and at least one member of the Glick family, owners of Leo’s Country Mart of Platte City. The agreement between the two parties is for them to transfer their franchise right to Paul Bresette,” said Rose. Many details are yet to be decided but the grocery store will be one of a franchise chain. “My guess is it would be a Price Chopper, Country Mart or Sun Fresh,” Rose said.
There’s renewed optimism for a Hwy. 45 improvement project in southern Platte County. Parkville Public Works Director Jeff Rupp says that Congressman Sam Graves may have resurrected the city’s plans to widen Hwy. 45 to four lanes west of Hwy. 9 from the political graveyard after earmarking more than $3 million for the project in the federal transportation bill.
Should Platte Valley Plaza developers Bill Mann and John Rose be forced to finance a second right turn lane on the southbound I-29 exit ramp onto Hwy. 92 in Platte City? It seems to be the opinion of Missouri Department of Transportation representative Norm Beaman and the Platte City Board of Aldermen that they should.