Customers searching for ‘golden ticket’ at NFM

In a store promotion, Nebraska Furniture Mart is hiding a golden ticket at its showroom floor, with clues on each of four days, starting today.

According to NFM, the clues will lead customers to the golden ticket somewhere on its showroom floor. It’s an idea reminiscent of the “golden ticket” promotion in the “Willy Wonka” story.

The prize for finding the golden ticket is a new living room package from Ashley Furniture, valued at more than $1,500.

Clues are being posted on social media at 10 a.m. starting today, Jan. 23, and continuing at 10 a.m. for four days, at https://www.facebook.com/events/457246334953424/.

The first clue, posted this morning, was “Your Living Room is not complete without me.”

“We’re always looking to have excitement and fun things to do. So we try to provide a wide range of events,” said Andy Shefsky, public relations and community manager for Nebraska Furniture Mart.

“Our staff is aware that people are going to be looking and seeking for it, so we’re ready to provide a fun environment where they can start searching,” Shefsky said.

Town hall meeting planned Wednesday on economic development

The Kansas Department of Commerce has scheduled a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening on economic development, according to a news release.

The town hall meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce office, 727 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

Town hall meetings throughout the state will discuss the development of the Kansas Framework for Growth, an economic development planning process that was begun this year by Gov. Laura Kelly.

Public comments are being sought on the state’s biggest opportunities and how to overcome some challenges they are facing, according to commercial officials.

The town hall meetings are open to the public.

For more information, visit https://www.kansascommerce.gov/2019/12/town-halls-scheduled-to-engage-public-on-kansas-economic-development/.

Arthur Bryant’s restaurant at Legends closes

Arthur Bryant’s barbecue restaurant at The Legends Outlets has closed.

According to a restaurant employee, the owner of the business has said this location did not perform as well as he wanted it to within the last three years.

Arthur Bryant’s original barbecue restaurant location remains open at 1727 Brooklyn Ave., Kansas City, Missouri.