Restaurants

New restaurants open in Westport, Shawnee

Updated: 2013-01-05T23:29:09Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

The Roadhouse Group is expanding its Westport offerings.

It has taken over the space at 4116 Pennsylvania Ave. formerly occupied by Sung Son, a Vietnamese Bistro, and has opened a new bar and restaurant there that is still waiting on a name. For now, the owners are trying out a few monikers on a chalkboard sign out front, like Fun Bar, or the latest name, The Liars Club. Roadhouse also owns and operates the Firefly Lounge next door.

Sung Son closed in mid-December. The owner, Sung Son, said sales had decreased in the last few years.

“I miss that place a lot. We had a lot of loyal customers who came over the 10 years,” he said. He had been looking for new owners to take over the space for about a year so he could open a smaller venue with lower rent.

He recently opened Sang Sang Asian Express at 10904 W. 75th, Shawnee. The fast casual operation offers dine-in and to-go items at lower prices.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC.

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