BLUE SPRINGS, MO (KCTV) — A day after a local restaurant owner went on TV to explain why she was going against Jackson County’s mask mandate in places of public accommodation, the county’s environmental health department ordered the business to shut down.

The Jackson County Department of Environmental Health issued a suspension/revocation of permits notice to Rae’s Cafe on Friday morning. A sign on the business’ front door notes that the restaurant has been closed for “not following the Jackson County health order and causing a significant threat to the health and safety of the patrons.”

The restaurant, located off

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Whataburger broke ground Thursday in Blue Springs on its new restaurant.The company held a private event with the mayor, city council, Chamber of Commerce and other civic leaders.Whataburger will open four stores citywide with locations in Independence, Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, Kansas. All four stores are expected to open by the end of the year.Whataburger announced partnerships with the Kansas City Mavericks and the Metropolitan Community College at Penn Valley.The company is currently hiring managers and other positions. Whataburger was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950.

Whataburger broke ground Thursday in Blue Springs on its

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Transilvania European Food Store owner Dorina Holban doesn’t mind going in the red for her customers, especially if it means it’ll bring a “sparkle in their eyes.”

There are no vampires lurking inside this market. But there isa vast spread of spices, dairy products and salami from the Balkans, a region of eastern Europe. The biggest hits are products that customers remember from their childhood, said Holban, who came to the United States from Romania more than two decades ago and has lived in the Coachella Valley for 10 years.

There’s Smoki, which is a puffed peanut snack,

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