Gilbert Whitney & Co is housed in a building that dates back to 1832. Throughout the years Gilbert Whitney has been owned and operated by J.C. Penny and has also served as a mercantile store for those heading west. Due to its long history, the owners Ken and Cindy McClain wanted to keep the store's historical integrity by keeping the original name Gilbert Whitney & Co. Today, the store caters to one of the finest things in life by providing speciality groceries, kitchenware, cheeses and spirits.
VISIT THE SQUARE COLLECTIVE FOR A COLLECTION OF UNIQUE GIFTS, HAND-PICKED BY OUR OWNER CINDY McCLAIN.
From downtown Kansas City near the Sprint Center –
Head east on Truman Road (Highway 12) to Main and Lexington.
From West – From downtown Kansas City via highway, take I-35 Highway to US 24-East Highway (East Winner Road). Follow road past 435 Highway and Sterling Avenue and proceed to Main and Lexington.
From North – Take 435-South Highway to US 24-East (East Winner Road). Follow road
past Sterling Avenue and proceed to Main and Lexington.
From South – Take I-70 Highway to Sterling Avenue northbound. Turn right on US 24-East Highway
(Truman Road East). Proceed to Main and Lexington. Or, from I-70 East and 291 Highways,
take 291-North to 12-West Highway (Truman Road West). Proceed to Main and Lexington.
From East – Take 24-West Highway or 12-West Highway (Truman Road West) to Main and Lexington.