<![CDATA[Cityscape - Business Column & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:01:50 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:01:50 CDT Cityscape 60 Business is popping at the new KC Soda Co. in the Legends http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29711788.html#storylink=rss KC Soda Co. sells a wide variety of craft sodas from around the world in its new Legends Outlets shop. Meanwhile, The Classic Cookie, a Waldo mainstay for nearly three decades, will either expand at its current spot or move.

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Area restaurants temporarily shut down by health departments for July 31 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29665888.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments temporarily shut down by the health departments for violations and reopened after passing follow-up inspections: Amore Dolci Bakery, Applebee’s in Shawnee, Chili’s in KCK, Coffee Cake KC, G&S Convenience Store, Hong Kong Supermarket, Old Town Pizza, and Twisted Asian.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:31:10 CDT

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Take Five Coffee + Bar closing in Overland Park’s Corbin Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29661763.html#storylink=rss Take Five Coffee + Bar plans to close Aug. 15 after just a year in Corbin Park. The owners cite the lack of foot traffic on the center’s south side, plumbing issues and a new Starbucks in mega sports store Scheels, just to the east. But the landlord disagreed, saying Corbin Park restaurants are exceeding expectations.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:46:38 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for Kansas and Kansas City for July 29 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29294353.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Overland Park’s Joy Wok, Mid America Gourmet, Lucky Chinese Buffet, First Watch in Overland Park, Green River Chinese & Vietnamese, Red Wok, The Kettle Shop, Payless Discount Foods, Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Barbeque, Tiger Tail Saloon, Zach’s Deli, Chas Ball Market, Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino, IHOP in KCK, Nana’s Kitchen, Regal Distributing, Church’s Chicken in KCK, 888 International Market, Margarita Paradise, Panda Express in KCK, 7-Eleven in Olathe, Price Chopper on North Oak Trafficway and Reserve in the Ambassador Hotel.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:45:11 CDT

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A Lenexa Saints Pub + Patio converts to Beaver Tap Sports Bar as “breastaurant” trend heats up http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article29209717.html#storylink=rss The Saints Pub + Patio on Quivira has been converted to Beaver Tap Sports Bar. 1889 Pizza Napoletana plans to open in the NorthWood Shopping Center at 2872 W. 47th Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:07:27 CDT

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Waldo’s Classic Cookie wants to expand http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29113801.html#storylink=rss The Classic Cookie, a Waldo mainstay for nearly three decades, will either expand at its current spot or move. Don Peattie took over operation of the cafe, at 409 W. Gregory Blvd., in March. But after operating it for nearly five months, Peattie said he discovered building repairs that needed to be made and that the cafe needed to expand.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:47:33 CDT

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Cocoa Dolce closes in Prairiefire http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29075872.html#storylink=rss Just over a year after opening in Prairiefire, Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates has closed, but Prairiefire’s developer said he is in talks with a new national tenant to take the space.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:20:32 CDT

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Futbol Club Eatery & Tap closed in Overland Park? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29074948.html#storylink=rss Futbol opened in the 6,000-square-foot spot at 12030 Blue Valley Parkway, Overland Park, in mid-2013. A sign on the door says it is closed. The owner couldn’t be reached for comment and the landlord declined to comment.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:05:20 CDT

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Area restaurants temporarily shut down by the health department for July 24 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28457173.html#storylink=rss Area health departments temporarily shut down several operations for health code violations in the last few weeks and most have since reopened.

The establishments: Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, Carmen’s Bites, El Charritos Taqueria, KC Smoke Burgers mobile unit, Los Alamos Market y Cocina, Con Sabor A Mexico, J’s Fish & Chicken Market, Powerplay Family Entertainment Center in Shawnee, Stop Shop, and Wilson’s Pizza & Grill & Grocer.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for July 23 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28402423.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more critical or priority health code violations: Indian Hills Country Club, Phillips Gas Station in KCK, Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque in KCK, Margarita’s on Holmes, Elotes, Waldo Pizza, Hy-Vee in Lenexa, Ms R’s Cafe, Waffle House in KCK, Fusion Buffet, Great Plains Cattle Co. in Ameristar and The Rim.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:41:11 CDT

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A Lenexa Saints Pub + Patio is now Beaver Tap Sports Bar http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28291510.html#storylink=rss Lenexa’s Riley Drive Entertainment has converted is original Saints location across from Oak Park Mall to Beaver Tap Sports Bar. The new restaurant, at 9720 Quivira Road, joins national so-called “breastaurant” operations like Hooters, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery and Twin Peaks.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:56:31 CDT

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Denver-based Pizzeria Locale opens Wednesday in Waldo http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28060246.html#storylink=rss The company’s third fast-casual restaurant and first outside its home state — is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 505 W. 75th St.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:27:40 CDT

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Olathe’s Great Mall winds down http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article28035433.html#storylink=rss Less than two decades after opening, The Great Mall of the Great Plains is set to shut down in late September. Only a handful of operations — Burlington, B&B Theatres, Sportibles, Zonkers and a driver’s license bureau — remain open and some retailers have relocated nearby.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:51:53 CDT

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Young business owner opens Hearth bakery in Weston http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27946921.html#storylink=rss Owner Dylan Low, 21, said the bakery is open four days a week, selling such items as 9-grain organic sourdough bread and specials like Heirloom tomato bread and Hawaiian sweet bread.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:09:28 CDT

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New Neapolitan-style pizza place coming to KCK/Westwood restaurant row http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27917671.html#storylink=rss 1889 Pizza Napoletana plans a November opening at 2872 W. 47th Ave., in the NorthWood Shopping Center

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:59:43 CDT

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Ruby Jean’s Juicery and Wings Cafe are opening in Westport http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27486793.html#storylink=rss Ruby Jean’s Juicery is set to open at 4001 Broadway on July 25. It will offer fresh juices and smoothies, performance shakes, coffee, tea and gluten-free snacks. Wings Cafe, the Northland’s “artisan chicken wings and fish” restaurant, also is opening a Westport venue. It plans an early September debut at 3927 Broadway.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:19:57 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for July 16 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27390910.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more critical or priority violations: On the Go, My Way Lounge, Chilli N Spice Indian Bistro, Carniceria Lupita, Danny’s Big Easy, Marsh’s Sun Fresh, La Chiquita Market, and Sporting Park.

Area operations temporarily shut down for health code violations that have since reopened: China Garden Buffet and Restaurante Tierra Caliente.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:47:41 CDT

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Savory Spice Shop opening in Brookside http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27306427.html#storylink=rss The Denver-based Savory Spice Shop will offer more than 500 products — from dill dip to Dutch cocoa powder to fajita seasoning. It plans a mid-August opening in the former James Hallmark Shop space.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:04:20 CDT

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Curtain rises on Prairie Village Shopping Center restaurant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27229966.html#storylink=rss Standees - The Entertaining Eatery in Prairie Village is now the Chocolate Frog Cafe, a more family-friendly operation serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and sharing a lobby with Standees movie theaters. Beauty Brands opens in Shawnee on Friday. Indian restaurant Spice N Rice is now open in the Fountains in Overland Park. Mio - an Italian Trattoria and Mio - an Italian Pizzeria have closed in Leawood.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:59:22 CDT

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‘European market’ experience coming to the Northland http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-business/article27117835.html#storylink=rss The Fresh Market will open in early 2016 at the Shoppes at Shoal Creek. In addition, Nuts and Bolts plans a September opening for its new Kearney store.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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M&S Grill closes on the Country Club Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article454050.html#storylink=rss Landry’s Restaurant Group, parent company of M&S Grill, said a new restaurant concept will open in the space at 4646 J.C. Nichols Parkway in Kansas City.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:09:24 CDT

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Country Club Plaza updates: Vom Fass opening, Morton’s Grille closes http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article27128119.html#storylink=rss Vom Fass offers European oils, vinegars, spirits, wines and spices — from fruit vinegar to 60-year-old scotch — as well as artisan food products. Morton’s Grille closes less than a year after opening on the Plaza.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:08:43 CDT

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Starbucks, Pandora jewelry coming to Independence Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article26970613.html#storylink=rss Both retailers plan fall openings. City Gear and Maurices are now open in the center.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:17:36 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for July 10 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article26956621.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more critical or priority health code violations: El Rio Bravo, Mun Pasand Grocery Store, Price Chopper in KCK, Hy-Vee in Overland Park, Soccer Nation KC, Vietnam Cafe, City Super Buffet, McDonald’s in Bonner Springs, Aixois, Black Dog Coffee House, China Feast, Green Duck Lounge & Grill, Lutfi’s in KCK, Phoenix Jazz Club, Somali Star Shops and Superstore.

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The Fresh Market opening Northland store http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article26826817.html#storylink=rss The Greensboro, N.C.-based specialty grocery store chain said it has signed a lease in the Shoppes at Shoal Creek, at Missouri 152 and Flintlock Road. It plans an early 2016 opening.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:57:51 CDT

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Locally owned chocolatier opening in the Crossroads http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article26754271.html#storylink=rss Bizz & Weezy Confections plans an Aug. 1 opening at 1800 Baltimore Ave. It will sell a variety of caramels, hand-dipped apples, truffles, turtles, chocolate dipped Oreo’s, Kaldi’s Coffee, pastries and more.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:40:42 CDT

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Chocolate Frog Cafe opens Tuesday in Prairie Village http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article26743840.html#storylink=rss The family-friendly restaurant will open in the former Standees - the Entertaining Eatery space and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It will feature Bowl Frogs like the Bacon Sloppy Joe, entree salads, sandwiches, specialty burgers, dinners and shakes.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:14 CDT

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Sprouts Farmers Market plans to open in Overland Park’s Nall Hills http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article26688703.html#storylink=rss The store will take part of a space currently home to Nuts and Bolts. Nuts and Bolts plans to relocate. Two first-to-market fast-casual chicken chains plan to open in Overland Park.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:56:04 CDT

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Antioch Urban Growers in the Northland adding more organic produce http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article26638867.html#storylink=rss A once eyesore of a greenhouse near Interstate 35 has been transformed into an urban gardening center.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:44:26 CDT

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