Ross Dress for Less will open soon in the Northland.
By JOYCE SMITH
The Kansas City Star
The store, in Barrywoods Crossing, 8331 N.W. Roanridge Road, plans a grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Stein Mart formerly operated in the space. The new store will give away $1,000 in Ross Dress for Less gift cards from the opening to Oct. 20 one $500 card and five $100 cards.
Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name-brand and designer apparel, accessories and footwear for all ages, along with home fashions. It says its customers save 20 percent to 60 percent off regular department and specialty store prices.
Ross Dress for Less has area locations in Blue Springs, Independence, Olathe and Lawrence.
Another Ross Dress for Less is in the works for the Shoppes at Liberty Triangle in Liberty, but no opening date was available.
Pouring it on
The owners of the new District. Pour House + Kitchen say they are just two local guys who are so passionate about the restaurant and bar business, they wanted to offer a unique neighborhood place.
Dan McCall and Jason Rourke recently opened the restaurant and bar at 7122 Wornall Road, in the former site of the Gaf Bar & Grill, which closed in May.
McCall was most recently manager at the Classic Cup Cafe on the Country Club Plaza. Rourke has built a strong following as lead bartender at both Lews Grill & Bar and the Well in Waldo.
District has a made-from-scratch kitchen and craft cocktail bar with items at neighborhood prices, they said.
Menu items include duck risotto, catfish and chips, bayou salmon, snow crab boil, stuffed pork ribeye, and chicken and dumplings, along with tacos, burgers, sandwiches and salads.
The back of the bar is stocked with glass infusion jars 15 infused vodkas and six infused bourbons, along with infused rum, gin and tequila. Customers also can order infused flights smaller sizes to try out.
The Fall Feather with house-made brown sugar and pecan infused bourbon, vanilla bean syrup and ginger beer is becoming a customer favorite.
District also offers beer cocktails, 14 beers on tap, about 100 bottled beers, and boutique wines.
The partners have opened up the space, exposing some of the original brick walls and giving it a bit of an industrial decor with metal seats, and reclaimed woods including table tops made from bowling alley lanes. An old windmill wheel from a Kansas farm is a ceiling fixture; the bar lights hang from an old barn pulley; and bicycle handlebars are mounted on the wall like deer antlers.
In the bathrooms, Dans wife, Jenny McCall, has painted the names of area streets Wornall, Oak, Jefferson, Summit and others along with the partners last names hidden in the mix.
Drink specials are written on a roll of butcher paper and should change daily.
The owners also plan to add a patio in the spring 2014 and a basement venue that could serve as a private event space.
The Tank Room is scheduled to open by the end of the year at 1813 Grand Blvd. It will offer Boulevard Brewing Co. beers and live local music.