Kilyee Kakes desserts range from gourmet funnel cakes to deep fried Oreos.

Here are two new Black-owned businesses opening in our service areas.  

Kiylee Kakes opens at Independence Center

Starting in their kitchen in 2018, Leroy and Rodnisha Blaylock transitioned from a food truck to their new location selling their highly sought after funnel cakes with specialty toppings.  They also offer deep-fried treats, like deep fried Oreos and cinnamon rolls, milkshakes and ice cream. Their new location inside Independence Center in Independence, MO,  18801 E. 39th St., is open Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.  Kiylee Kakes also offer lemonade in four flavors: plain, blue raspberry, strawberry and mango.

Touched by Aliah massage in KCK

Need a sense of relaxation after a strenuous day at work? Book a massage  Touched by Aliah Massage, 7531 Leavenworth Road, KCK. Aliah offers aromatherapy, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage and makeup services. Hours of operation are from Thursdays noon to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m. For a reservation call (913) 270-5353 or go here:

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