Kansas City's Union Station Ends Year with Surplus

3 years 9 months 1 week ago Wednesday, March 05 2014 Mar 5, 2014 Wednesday, March 05, 2014 8:28:00 AM CST March 05, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - After years of struggles, Kansas City's Union Station appears to be on solid financial footing.

Station officials say the downtown Kansas City landmark ended 2013 with a $1.8 million cash surplus - the fourth year in a row with a seven-digit surplus.

The Kansas City Star reports the year-end numbers were approved Tuesday. The surplus was attributed in part to the "Real Pirates" exhibit and success of first-run movies on the digital 3-D Extreme Screen. Science City recorded a 17 percent increase in revenue and attendance and revewn were up almost 25 percent at the planetarium.

The station continues to struggle with capital costs, including $600,000 this year to replace escalators this year.

The station had struggled financially since voters approved a special tax to refurbish it in 1999.

 

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