New KCI Rejects Vending Machine Gimmick

Good news . . . The campy bit of art tech will remain at Union station.

Here's more on the decision . . .

Its presence grew to the current seven vending machines throughout the airport but SouveNEAR was not included in the overarching retail, restaurant, and service package selected for the new KCI single terminal, said founders Suzanne Southard and Tiffany King, both local entrepreneurs.

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Popular airport vending machines stocked with local maker goods won't make the move to new terminal

When Kansas City's new terminal opens Feb. 28, a retail startup that weathered nearly a decade (and a pandemic that grounded much of the nation's air travel) at the airport won't be among those selling KC goods at the new shopping destination, its founders said.