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Owners of two Leawood restaurants adding large event space

Updated: 2013-10-09T16:10:24Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

Specialty Cuisine Concepts owns and operates Mio - an Italian trattoria and Mio - an Italian pizzeria in Parkway Plaza, at the northwest corner of 135 Street and Roe Avenue in Leawood. Now it is expanding again in the center.

The company is taking over 11,000 square feet on the center’s east side and is converting the space into an event and conference center.

Carl Brandt, director of operations, said the company will turn the strip center space into a “country club/resort-style” setting with a central bar and indoor fireplace, and an outdoor fireplace in a new landscaped patio area.

A mid-January opening is scheduled and it is now taking reservations for 2014 events.

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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