Pastors hope to bring business to downtown Olathe with ‘Fourth Fridays'

OLATHE, Kan. - A group of pastors from 33Church in Olathe, Kan., have a business plan to bring more shops and people downtown. 

The group of pastors is leading The Core, a new community group to bring services to Olathe. 

One of those services is Fourth Fridays, where every last Friday of the month restaurants and stores will open from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and offer food, music and art. 

“We’d love to see downtown Olathe and the entire metro area to come together and to grow as a community, to celebrate the things that make this neighborhood great,” said Kai Blakeborough, a pastor at 33Church.   

The next few Fourth Fridays have already been booked by businesses downtown.

“A lot of people live around here so you can really tell it’s something the community is in need of,” said Crystal Grohs, who owns the Kansas Coffee Café in downtown Olathe with her husband.

More than 100 people showed up to their café for the first Fourth Friday in March. 

The next Fourth Friday will be on April 25 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Dub V’s Bar and Deli located at 122 N. Cherry St. in downtown Olathe.

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