Express Outlet plans to open a metro location. Tommy Hilfiger Outlet plans to close Dec. 28 in the Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan. Quick’s Bar- B-Q has closed their brick-and-mortar restaurant after 50 years but will continue as a catering and food truck operation
Area restaurants with 7 or more priority of critical health code violations: Cinetopia Prairiefire, Governor Stumpy’s Grill House, McDonald’s, Pinstripes, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, New China Star, Real Jalisco Fine Mexican Cuisine, and Shoal Creek Lounge & Grill.
Snow & Co., frozen cocktails and more, opens a Gladstone location and plans a third operation for 2015. Pie Five Pizza Co. opens Westport restaurant. Kulture on 39th a Thrift Boutique opens at 1301 W. 39th St.
Blvd Tavern, a locally-owned gastropub, plans to open at 320 Southwest Blvd. in mid-February. Arris Pizza of Jefferson City has signed a new area franchisee who plans to open a Lenexa restaurant in early January.
Steak & Eggs, a locally owned breakfast and lunch restaurant, is taking the former Waid’s/Ariana spot in Watts Mill Center. Cupcakin cupcake shop is now open weekends in Gates Plaza. The New York Times lists the most iconic dishes for Kansas and Missouri. Missouri is No. 3 in the “Top 20 States That Love Green-Bean Casserole.”
Q Hot Pot Japanese Fondue & Asian Tapas Bar plans to open in Zona Rosa in December. Jersey Mike’s Subs plans to open Nov. 19 in Blue Springs. The Shoe Department plans to open Friday in Independence Center.
Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Hereford House, Cajun Fried Chicken, Balls Price Chopper, Jalapenos Taqueria, Save’s Deli, Conoco, Lucky Dynasty, Stix, and Jam Down Kitchen. Most priority and critical health code violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
The acclaimed home furnishings company plans to open in Leawood’s Town Center Crossing in spring 2015. It is taking the current Z Gallerie space and Z Gallerie will relocate in the center at 119th and Roe.
Travel + Leisure’s readers ranked Kansas City No. 7 for its coffee with shout-outs to Parisi and Thou Mayest. The travel magazine said cities are making it easier to explore the growing trend toward highly-customized coffees.
Kansas City’s holiday shopping will see promotions on “Orange Wednesday” sales, Thanksgiving Day and the traditional Black Friday, as well as pop-up events and pop-up stores featuring local products, but no “must-have” toys or apparel.
JJ’s owners — brothers Jimmy and David Frantze — have spent nearly a year recreating the “rustic old world influence” of the original restaurant in a 5,000-square-foot lobby space of the new 10-story Polsinelli Building. JJ’s also will have a 1,600-square-foot patio along Roanoke Parkway.
The new Slim Chickens, at 4641 S. Cochise Court in Independence, at Interstate 70 and Missouri 291, uses fresh ingredients for its menu items, including chicken and waffles, chicken wings, wraps and entree salads. It is the first Slim Chickens for the area market and another is planned for Overland Park. Hanna Andersson also will open its first area store in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza on Friday.
Many Kansas City area businesses and organizations are marking Veterans Day on Tuesday with specials for veterans and active military personnel. These offers are available on Tuesday (unless otherwise noted) to customers with military IDs or proof of military service.
The restaurant, at 534 Westport Road, serves made-to-order pizza in about five minutes. The area franchise also has locations in Lenexa and Overland Park and will add another Overland Park restaurant in 2015, as well as locations in Leawood and Mission.
The National Restaurant Association estimates 33 million Americans will rely on restaurants for all or parts of their Thanksgiving meal this year. According a recent survey, about 15 million Americans plan to visit a restaurant for a Thanksgiving meal this year, an additional 14 million plan to order parts of their Thanksgiving meal from a restaurant to be eaten at their home or someone else’s home, and 4 million plan to order a full takeout Thanksgiving meal from a restaurant.
After 50 years of operations, Quick’s Bar-B-Q is closing in Kansas City, Kan. The restaurant, at 1007 Merriam Lane, plans to close by Nov. 14. “I’ve been doing this my entire life, since I was a little kid and solid for the last 40 years,” said Ron Quick, son of the founder.
Olathe’s new Pour Coffeehouse offers local products. The Body Lab fitness center will open in Leawood later this month. Hobby Lobby plans new store in Overland Park and Ginger Sue’s breakfast/lunch cafe plans Olathe restaurant.
Gladstone’s Hard Core Customs adds Hard Core Cafe selling sandwiches, salads and pizzas. The new Sultan’s Bakery on 39th Street sells Middle Eastern baked goods and delicacies. Two Sprouts Farmers Markets set to up soon in the Northland.
Area restaurants with 7 or more critical or priority health code violations: Wally’s House of Fine Pastries, The Gallery at Sheraton Suites, Blue Bird Bistro, Eat Me Gourmet, La Estrella, Sharks, Bojo’s Bar and Grill, Jasper’s, Leo’s Pizza and Pegah’s Family Restaurant. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection. The kitchen at Jay Wolfe were temporarily closed because of violations but have since reopened.
Westport Ale House opens its rooftop deck in time for World Series viewing. Chuck Matney and Leslie Brett opening The Little Flower Shop in Westwood. Annedore’s Fine Chocolates expands its offerings in its new Westwood Hills shop.