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KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Aviation Department is asking various business, civic and minority organizations and leaders to participate in public discussions to inform local community businesses of various ways that they can actively participate in the concessions program for the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, dubbed Build KCI.

The overall vision for the Build KCI Concessions Program is to have a program that is customer-centric, provides a sense of place, engages useful technology and integrates a true spirit of Kansas City.

Earlier in the planning process, the Aviation Department and partners sought input for potential upgrades at KCI from residents through a series of listening sessions hosted by business, neighborhood and community groups throughout the metro area. 

“We would like to share our vision for the Build KCI Concessions Program with area businesses and discuss the opportunities for them to be involved in this monumental project,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City aviation director. “The airport is the front door to the community and the new terminal needs to provide that sense of place for visitors and locals alike. The right concessions program is key to achieving this.”

The Aviation Department is striving to achieve the following program goals: opportunities for real local participation through a variety of means; no limits on how local operators participate; competition among locations; reasonable prices; regionally inspired; offer the highest levels of customer service; make use of cutting-edge, useful technology; and be truly unique.

Remaining dates and locations are as follows:

July 16: noon, Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez, Kansas City;

July 16: 6 p.m., Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St., Kansas City;

July 17: 6 p.m., Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road, Kansas City;

July 23: noon, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas;

July 23: 6 p.m., Blue Springs Fieldhouse, 425 NE Mock Ave., Blue Springs;

July 24: 6 p.m., Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion Ave., Independence;

July 25: 6 p.m., Liberty Community Center, 160 S. Withers Road, Liberty;

July 30: noon, Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, Kansas;

July 30: 6 p.m., Line Creek Community Center, 5940 Waukomis Drive, Kansas City;

July 31: 6 p.m., Kansas City Police Department North Patrol, 11000 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City;

For more details on the sessions, visit FlyKCI.com/concessions. New terminal project information is at BuildKCI.com.

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