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Gladstone’s new Diego’s Bar & Grill closes

Updated: 2014-02-26T03:57:44Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

Less than three months after opening, Diego’s Bar & Grill has closed in the Northland.

Ivan Marquez and Marco Diaz opened Diego’s at 6024 N.E. Antioch Road, Suite B, Gladstone, in early December. But Marquez had a heart attack shortly before the restaurant opened. He also is the owner of two Overland Park restaurants and his doctor wanted him to slow down.

Then Diaz’s father passed away and he had to make several trips to Mexico.

“Business at Diego’s was starting to pick up but I didn’t have anyone to run it,” Marquez said. “The three restaurants were so demanding and all of a sudden I was by myself.”

Marquez is co-founder of Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine in Overland Park, which is named after famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Diego's was named after Kahlo' s husband and fellow artist Diego Rivera.

Marquez also owns Frida’s Taqueria in Overland Park.

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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