Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is now open in Liberty, and the area franchisee is already planning another restaurant in Wichita. In other developments, Crows Coffee opens near UMKC. Slim Chickens plans Independence location.
A dozen locally owned restaurants and bars — some that had their pick of locations all over town — have opened in the last few months or are planning to join the lineup. Westport hasn’t seen so many new tenants in such a short span for nearly two decades.
Area restaurants cited for 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Cocina Mexicana, Evergreen Chinese, Joy Wok, Soccer Nation, Carniceria La 7, Sabor Centro Americano, Bonito Michoacan, Lake Stop, and Edwardsville City Park. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
Steven Webb’s coffee roasting hobby quickly turned into a wholesale business and now a new coffee shop. Red-Headed Philosopher Coffee is sharing a space with Can I have a Bite at 8011 Wornall Road, Suite B.
The new Morning Day Cafe is scheduled to open this week in Liberty. It will focus on “above free-trade” coffee and teas, smoothies and natural whole foods (most locally sourced) and other menu items that will appeal to the health conscious consumer and those with food allergies.
Eater — a national network of blogs covering restaurants, bars and nightlife — is putting its spotlight on Kansas City barbecue, specifically burnt ends. It looks at a dozen local venues and selects Gates and L.C.’s for the best burnt ends.
An $87.6 million redevelopment of Truman Corners Shopping Center is set to be completed by spring 2015. New tenants will include L.C.’s Bar-B-Q, Ross Dress for Less, Petco, T.J. Maxx, Shoe Carnival and Burlington. The Price Chopper grocery store is scheduled to be remodeled. Westwood to get new Italian eatery.
Lifeform Studio will use 3-D photography and a 3-D printer to create the figures they dub “lifeforms.” Customers can have mini-me versions of themselves, say, in their wedding or prom dresses or soccer uniform. Lifeform Studio opens Saturday in Leawood’s Park Place.
The site of a former Mimi’s Cafe at 135th Street and U.S. 169 is the newest location. Stroud’s has spiffed up the building, rearranged a front door so there is now a windbreak, enlarged the bar area, added 6 TVs and extended the cook’s line for all that pan-fried chicken.
Area restaurants and a convenience store with multiple health code violations: Suzie Q, Coal Vines, Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport, All Star Grill & Bar, Kyoto Sushi & Steak, Sam’s Dino Mart, Denny’s Restaurant, and Red Wok. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
A fall opening is planned for the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the Northland. Other Antioch Crossing tenants will include Firehouse Subs and GNC. New owners set to take over Brookside’s Charlie Hooper’s.
A sign in front of the center announces a summer 2015 opening with such tenants as L.C.’s Bar-B-Q, Ross Dress for Less, Petco, T.J. Maxx, and Shoe Carnival. RED Legacy, redevelopers of Truman Corners, declined to comment.
FooDoo, which recently opened at 3605 Broadway, is described as a vegetarian “earth grill” and juice bar. Other new businesses have opened nearby, including iPho Tower Vietnamese-French Bistro and the Broadway Jazz Club.
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