As you drive around Raytown over the next few weeks, you will see progress.  Gamestop opened this week and after visiting Chipotle, they will be opening on Sunday.  Both of these news businesses look great!  The dirt is being moved for the Hy-Vee Convenience Store and there is a sign in the building next to Sutherlands that says coming soon Extreme Grand Prix.  An army surplus store will be opening soon in the Blue Ridge Plaza shopping center and Northcraft Granite and Flooring is getting close to their grand opening.  Players Paradise is moving forward and we know of other businesses working to finalize their plans.  We have heard of a few businesses struggling and we hope that Raytown folks will remember to “Think Raytown First” when making any purchases or needing services.