The English word tradition comes from the Latin traditionem which means “handing over” or “passing on.” From its opening in 2004, Kansas City traditions have become a theme at Zona Rosa creating a true sense of place for this urban town center in the city’s Northland.
Some of the city’s most beloved traditions have been “handed over” to Zona Rosa. It’s the nostalgia, the treasured memories, the community spirit and the chance to bring today’s families together to build new memories within these traditions that has kept the “passing on” alive.
Customers’ faces light up as they recount the day they visited the once lost tradition of the Holiday Fairy Princess as a child in downtown Kansas City during the 1950s or strutted in the gone-by-the-wayside Kansas City Easter Parade on the Country Club Plaza in their “Sunday Best.”
The Zona Rosa development was never solely intended as a shopping, dining and entertainment center. It was also designed to feature a community element that would evoke a spirit of pride. It seems the theme of traditions is a perfect fit for Kansas City!