Chow Town

June 17, 2013

Co-founder of two Frida’s restaurants in Overland Park to open new concept in Gladstone

The Diego’s Bar & Grill is taking the former Tanner’s spot and plans to open by mid-July.

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Ivan Marquez has built a strong following with two Overland Park restaurants - one full-service, the other fast-casual.

Now he’s expanding with a third concept. But this one is on the other side of the metro, in Gladstone.

Marquez and Marco Diaz plan to open Diego’s Bar & Grill by mid-July in the former Tanner’s Bar & Grill building at 6024 N.E. Antioch Road.

Diego’s will be a full-service restaurant serving salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers and pastas.

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

Diaz also is general manager of Frida’s. Marquez also is a partner in Frida’s Taqueria, a fast-casual restaurant in Overland Park.

Tanner’s recently relocated to 6221 N. Chestnut Ave., Gladstone, the former Tommy’s bar and grill building.

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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