Kansas City Boozy Bookstore Earns Boost From 12th & Oak

Reading and drinking is a proven hipster concept and, this week, locals sing the praises of city hall as they start a new biz in Midtown.

Here's part of their story . . .

Originally debuting as an online bookstore with sporadic pop-ups at vendor events across the city, Bliss Books & Wine aims to open its 3,500-square-foot physical bookstore experience later this year in Midtown.

A notable fault in the sister’s plan: They first needed the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, to pass Ordinance No. 220516 to allow them to apply for a liquor license to serve wine.

Robinson and Frazier overcame that obstacle Thursday, with the assistance of Councilwoman Andrea Bough, who represents Kansas City’s 6th District-at-Large.

“It was a relief,” Frazier said. “We can finally move forward with our dream and business plan. Everyone was very supportive, and I’m feeling really grateful.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Top emerging business finds its bliss as city uncorks bookstore's ability to serve wine

A city ordinance change is expected to move one of Kansas City's only Black-owned bookstores closer to its chilled brick-and-mortar location - popping the cork on Bliss Books & Wine's ability to serve its namesake beverage once the Midtown storefront opens.