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Stroud’s to open in Independence

It has leased a 6,270-square-foot building 19700 Valley View Parkway, current home to El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. El Maguey plans to close in mid-January after a decade of operations. Stroud’s will then remodel the building for a scheduled summer 2015 opening.

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Golden Ox joins the list of iconic Kansas City restaurants that are gone

When the Golden Ox Restaurant & Lounge in the West Bottoms closed Saturday night, it went the way of other iconic Kansas City restaurants like Italian Gardens and Stephenson’s Old Apple Farm Restaurant. But some longtime operations are showing no signs of slowing down. They are drawing their fourth generation of customers and expanding throughout the metro.

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Restaurant & grocery store inspections for Dec. 18

Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Salsa Grill, Hy-Vee, Squirrely’s, Danny’s Big Easy, Hen House, Pilot, Thai House, El Rio Bravo Supermarket, Coda, New York Dawg Pound, Pizza 51 West, and Taqueria El Corito. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

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Company wants to bring indoor skydiving to Overland Park

IFly Indoor Skydiving wants to open an Overland Park center. The company is in negotiations to build a 6,000-square-foot building — 60 feet tall — in the Met at 435 shopping center at 10975 Metcalf Ave. First-time fliers will float on a column of air and learn basic flying skills, including moving forward and back and turning. On additional visits, customers can progress to group flying and even advanced aerial gymnastic maneuvers.

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