Westport's Californos will reopen after it was shut down for more than two weeks for health code violations. The KC Health Department said it conducted another reinstatement inspection Thursday. The restaurant passed and the permit was reinstated.
Pearl Tavern, a new seafood concept by Summit Group, plans a mid-June opening at 1672 N.W. Chipman Road in the former 810 Zone building. It will be a casual, seafood-driven concept but also will serve classic American fare.
Californos has been closed since April 4. According to the health department, 126 people fell ill after attending one of two Californos catered events on March 30 and March 31. It was reinspected April 17 but did not pass the inspection.
According to the health department, at least 126 people fell ill after attending events catered by Californos on March 30 and March 31. The health department temporarily shut down the restaurant on April 4. Health inspectors are conducting a reinstatement inspection April 17.
Betty Rae's Ice Cream plans to open a River Market location at 412 Delaware St., Suite D, this summer. It opened in Waldo two years ago and added an ice cream truck a year ago. The house-made ice cream flavors include s'mores and peanut butter.
Made in Kansas City will open a marketplace where its vendors can set up stores within a store, as well as a food hall with coffee shop, creperie, bubble tea, and bar selling local craft beers, wines and spirits.
An update on Kansas City area restaurants opening soon, recent openings and recent closings, including operations in Brookside, the Crossroads, Lenexa, the Northland, Overland Park, Red Bridge, Shawnee, West Plaza and Westport.
The 10 companies will compete for the title of Small Business of the Year and the prestigious Mr. K Award. Criteria for the award includes growth in business, strong employee relations. and outstanding service to the community.
After nearly 25 years in the Northland, Hen House Market at 6238 N. Chatham Ave., plans to close on April 16. A manager blamed "lack of sales." Officials with Balls Food Stores, owner of the store, also confirmed the closing.
A fire a year ago heavily damaged an East Brookside neighborhood center, circa 1930. Some tenants relocated hoping to return. The owners want to sell the building to someone who would keep to the original design and facade.
The Eddie Bauer store at 436 Nichols Road on the Country Club Plaza will close May 2 after more than 25 years on the Plaza. The company said it will consolidate the store with its locations in Oak Park Mall and the Legends Outlets.
Whole Foods plans a late May opening at 301 E. 51st St. and wants to hire about 100 people. It is holding a job fair April 5. The Whole Foods at 91st & Metcalf will close when the new, larger store opens. The new store also will have a taproom.