Ivan Marquez has built a strong following with two Overland Park restaurants one full-service, the other fast-casual.
By JOYCE SMITH
The Kansas City Star
Now hes expanding with a third restaurant. But this one is on the other side of the metro area, in Gladstone.
Marquez and Marco Diaz plan to open Diegos Bar & Grill by mid-July in the former Tanners Bar & Grill building at 6024 N.E. Antioch Road.
Diegos will be a full-service restaurant serving salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers and pastas.
Marquez is co-founder of Fridas Contemporary Mexican Cuisine restaurant in Overland Park, which is named after famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Diegos is named after Kahlo's husband and fellow artist, Diego Rivera.
Diaz also is general manager of Fridas. Marquez also is a partner in Fridas Taqueria, a fast-casual restaurant in Overland Park.
Tanners recently relocated to 6221 N. Chestnut Ave., Gladstone, the former Tommys bar and grill building.