The Pie Five Pizza Co. which sells individual pizzas made to order and cooked in five minutes has picked a place for its first area location. Pie Five plans to open later this summer at 13366 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
Ivan Marquez has built a strong following with two Overland Park restaurants, one full-service, the other fast-casual. Now hes expanding with a third restaurant. But this one is on the other side of the metro area, in Gladstone.
The chain — known for its specialty and customizable sandwiches — is now open in Westport.
A fall opening is planned for the 11,040-square-foot cosmetics retail store.
Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches known for its specialty and customizable sandwiches is now open at 554 Westport Road, next to Freebirds World Burrito.
The Hen House, at 4050 W. 83rd St., has completed an eight-month remodeling project. Starting Wednesday, it will celebrate with a week of grand opening events, including giveaways and food samplings.
Smooth J Cafe plans to open by August in the Shops at Corporate Woods, 9940 College Blvd., Overland Park. The Smooth J name stands for Smooth Jazz and fast-casual restaurant will feature live music by smooth jazz artists.
While Waldo restaurants are not often known for their seafood, the new owners of The Gaf Bar & Grill plan to change that. Daniel McCall and Jason Rourke have started working on the space and will open it up so some of the energy from the front bar will be felt in the back dining room.
Nicas 320 on Southwest Boulevard is known for its eclectic menu. But one thing many customers can agree on is its made-to-order beignets. Now Nicas chef-owner Bryan Merker has pulled out that item and made it the spotlight at his new City Market venue, fittingly called Beignet.
Plans call for Halls to take over the entire third floor of the Crown Center Shops. The Halls Plaza store will remain open through late summer 2014, at which time all operations will move to the new Halls store in Crown Center.
Matt Baldwins new store Baldwin KC will sell both mens and womens denim and collections. It also will sell the lines KC branded hats, T-shirts and accessories. Meanwhile, the metro areas first Potbelly Sandwich Shop had a soft opening on the Plaza.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop will open its first area location on the Country Club Plaza this week. The restaurant, at 4725 Broadway, officially opens on June 4. However, it will have an oven warming from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. June 3.
Shatto Milk Co. continues to raise a toast to its 10th anniversary with limited-edition flavors rolled out throughout the year.
Call it build-a- beer. The new Brew Lab in downtown Overland Park will sell supplies and equipment for brewing beer at home. But it also will have brewing stations set up on-site so customers can make their beer at Brew Lab with professionals to help guide them.
The Austin chain Chuys is taking the former Figlio spot on the Plaza. Meanwhile, a new Italian deli and market is coming to the Crossroads.
Deli items will include premade sandwiches such as prosciutto with arugula and stracchino, or the Caprese with tomato, mozzarella, basil, oregano and olive oil; Le Piadine (traditional Roman flatbread rolled out and then cooked on the griddle) topped with prosciutto, turkey, vegetables and other items; soups made daily including minestrone, tomato bisque and seasonal choices.
Chuys, an Austin, Texas-based Tex Mex restaurant chain, is coming to the Country Club Plaza, opening in late September in the former spot of Figlio The Italian Restaurant & Bar.
Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates plans to open a new store in Prairiefire, an upscale center under development at 135th Street and Nall Avenue. The 1,800-square-foot store is scheduled to open in March 2014.
Kansas City barista Pete Licata got a taste of international glory over the weekend. Licata, the quality assurance manager at Parisi Artisan Coffee in Kansas City, won the 2013 World Barista Championship on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia.
The new 50,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open this fall in the former JCPenney Home Store space, offering discounts on family clothing and footwear, home decor and gift items.
A 60,000-square-foot building in Merriam initially planned for a Circuit City electronics store will be razed and replaced by an Ikea home furnishing store that will be about six times as large.
More than three years after it closed, Westport mainstay The Corner Restaurant has been resurrected in the same spot but with new owners, a new decor and new menu. Executive chef Natasha Sears said the kitchen uses many local vendors, and makes about 90 percent of the menu from scratch on-site.
Oak Park Mall said it has signed local fast-casual chain Ingredient for its food court. Menu items include salads, grilled sandwiches, soups, wraps and panini, burgers, and gourmet pizzas.
The neighborhood movie theater may be making a comeback in a new combination of theaters and upscale restaurant under one roof. Standees-The Entertaining Eatery will open to the public May 24 in the Village shopping center in Prairie Village. The owners hope to expand to other markets in the Kansas City area and the region.