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Strang Hall owner will open event space featuring catering from its chefs

Kansas City Business Journal • 6.3.2022

The owner behind downtown Overland Park’s Strang Hall plans to open an event space adjacent to the food hall featuring the same cuisine. The 7,000-square-foot space at 8020 Marty St. will be called Strang Reserve and accommodate as many as 280 guests. It can host occasions such as birthdays and weddings, as well as corporate events and conferences.

Edge@West brings new type of office space to suburbs in Creve Coeur

St. Louis Business Journal • 8.25.2021

A speculative office building built during the Covid-19 pandemic in Creve Coeur is creating a new type of suburban office space focused on the needs of employees, starting with the first location of flexible office space company Edison Spaces outside of Kansas City.


AREA Real Estate Advisors • 05.2020

Click through to listen to AREA’s Tim Schaffer’s interview with Tim Barton of Edison District. Barton shares his inspiration for creating Edison District’s true walkable area—the first of it’s kind in Johnson County— and what is attracting Edison District’s tenants. Tim squared also touch on how Strang Hall, Edison District’s authentic chef collective, offers data driven creativity to form a successful and dynamic business models.

Cooking cash-free: Strang Hall leans into tech framework with its OP restaurant incubator

Startland News • 03.2020

A cashless dining experience at Strang Hall is about more than efficiency, said Jason Roberts. It’s part of the Overland Park chef collective’s engrained tech framework. “It allows us to shut down the place super fast at the end of the day,” explained Roberts, Strang Hall CIO and principal at Edison Factory, the startup builder founded by serial entrepreneur Tim Barton.

Edison District brings an urban feel to a suburban downtown, Barton says

Kansas City Business Journal • 1.27.2020

The Edison District, the five-story, $48.5 million project in downtown Overland Park, has been on a roll recently. The mixed-used development includes outdoor space, a food hall, a parking garage, a vacant church building and 100,000 square feet of office. Even though construction is still finishing on the rest of the project, it has secured tenants and opened the Strang Hall food hall in December to much fanfare.

Freightquote, Edison Factory founder-turned-investor touts ‘work ethic worth investing in’

Startland News • 3.21.2019

Raise and raise relentlessly. Because in business, the sun won’t shine every day, Tim Barton told a room filled Wednesday morning with entrepreneurs and investors eagerly seeking support and insight at the 20th InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum.

Barton’s Edison Factory aims to solve business problems

Kansas City Business Journal • 8.27.2018

When CEO and founder Tim Barton sold Freightquote in 2015 for $365 million, he was left with ample free time. So as he pondered his next move, he opted to invest in startups. But one thing bothered him: some of the startups didn’t want to take his advice.

Q&A: Tim Barton talks about his plans for second Edison Spaces in OP

Kansas City Business Journal • 2.12.2018

Building on the success of its first Edison Spaces project in Overland Park, Tim Barton and his partners are launching Edison Spaces 2. The startup, which offers flexible, private office space with short-term leases, will open another office space at 7900 College Blvd., which spans 25,000 square feet. It’s about 9,000 square feet larger than the first office space it opened last year in Overland Park at 4400 College Blvd. The remodel is slated to wrap up in June.