<![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 New Olathe barbecue restaurant pitches competitive-level quality http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25851205.html#storylink=rss A look at Olathe’s new barbecue restaurant Crazy Good Eats. Slim Chickens will open in Overland Park in August and also wants to open a restaurant with drive-thru at 7930 State Line Road in Prairie Village.

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Family transforms Olathe farmland into the new KC Wine Co. http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25758982.html#storylink=rss Founded by Kirk and Julie Berggren and guided by their daughter Taylor Berggren, the KC Wine Co.’s winery and vineyards are next to its sister business, the KC Pumpkin Patch, at 13875 S. Gardner Road, which will open for the season in late September. It now sells four red wines and four white wines but has plans to expand.

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CVS is in a court fight to keep lease on its downtown pharmacy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25851340.html#storylink=rss CVS wants to stay in its spot at 921 Main St., a spot that has been a drugstore for about 50 years. But its landlord wants to terminate its lease, saying the chain is not properly maintaining the property.

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Zona Rosa adds Cajun restaurant with St. Joseph ties http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25826653.html#storylink=rss Bourbon Street, a new St. Joseph restaurant, plans a late summer opening in Zona Rosa. The Northland shopping center also added Francesca’s and Amelia’s Boutique to its roster and soon While Barn, a Limited Brand selling candles. Savers Thrift Store also has opened in the Northland and a new Weston bakery opens in July.

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Brewery, winery, other businesses coming to East Crossroads district http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25522777.html#storylink=rss The area — from roughly Grand Boulevard east to Campbell Street and from Truman Road south to 20th Street — in recent months has been enjoying a retail and restaurant revival.

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L.L. Bean plans Leawood store http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25411039.html#storylink=rss Outdoor gear and apparel retailer L. L. Bean wants to open a 10,650-square-foot store in Town Center Crossing.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:53:27 CDT

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Plaza updates: Sephora opening, Chandler Court renovation http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25354786.html#storylink=rss Sephora plans an October opening in the former Brooks Brothers space. The Chandler Court in front of the Cheesecake Factory is temporarily closed for renovations.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:38:19 CDT

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Nearly 1,000 jobs created by four new Johnson County retailers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article25349956.html#storylink=rss The hiring flurry came with the June openings of the Furniture Mall of Kansas in Olathe, as well as Scheels, The Container Store and Topgolf in Overland Park. The Furniture Mall of Kansas opened earlier this month. Scheels, The Container Store and Topgolf are scheduled to open this weekend.

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The Grille at Park Place opens in Leawood http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25159474.html#storylink=rss New Park Place venue opens in former Mestizo space. The menu includes Oysters Rockefeller, barbecue baby back ribs, grilled brie and steak frites.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:56:41 CDT

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Restaurant & grocery store inspections for June 22 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article25154128.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more critical or priority health code violations: BRGR Kitchen + Bar in the Power & Light District, Peachtree Cafeteria, The Pour House Kitchen & Grill, Price Chopper in Overland Park, Sheridan’s Lattes & Frozen Custard, In and Out Market, Sushi Uni, and Cupini’s Fresh Pasta & Panini.

Two operations were temporarily closed for health code violations but have since reopened: Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant in Kansas City, Kan., and a food prep area at the Leawood Hen House.

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New retail for Northland’s Zona Rosa, Leawood’s Town Center Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article24980050.html#storylink=rss Francesca’s and Amelia’s Boutique are now open in Zona Rosa. Bath & Body Works is expanding and adding its White Barn collection of candles. Athleta will open in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza this fall.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:58:22 CDT

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Close friends become business partners at Beaches Cantina in Northland http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article24490672.html#storylink=rss The new Beaches Cantina specializes in street tacos, offering such flavors as chilled lobster salad and peanut butter and pork.

Brookside East continues to blossom with a new locally-owned juice bar joining the line-up.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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The Springfield, Mo.-based company is now open at 1200 Westport Road. It also plans a location at 10641 State Line Road, just south of QuikTrip. Andy’s also is taking the former Sheridan’s Lattes & Frozen Custard building at 598 N.E. Missouri 291 in Lee’s Summit. Both the south Kansas City and Lee’s Summit locations are expected to start construction by late July and open in December 2015 or January 2016

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Dempsey’s Burger Pub to take over Westport Blanc Burgers spot http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article23781994.html#storylink=rss The Lawrence restaurant said it will occupy the location at 4120 Pennsylvania by mid-July.

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Magnolia’s moving to south KC; Brazilian steakhouse opening in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article23760745.html#storylink=rss Shanita McAfee closed her Magnolia’s Contemporary Southern Bistro in February and began looking for a larger space with more visibility. Now she will reopen at 9916 Holmes Road by early fall. The locally owned Espirito do Sul plans a summer opening in the former Elephant Bar space at 11900 Metcalf Ave.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:57:27 CDT

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JoyceKC: Fuddruckers for KCK, Blind Tiger for midtown, Mi Asia Bistro for Crossroads & more http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article23654002.html#storylink=rss Fuddruckers plans to open in the Legends Outlets by early fall. The Blind Tiger bar and restaurant plans a mid-July opening at 3945 Main. Mi Asia Bistro plans to open at 1513 Grand by early July. Healthy Meals, a Riverside-based customized meal delivery service, has opened a cafe. Logans Roadhouse has closed in the Plaza by the Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., after just three years of operations.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:12:38 CDT

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Oak Park Mall adds two local retailers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article23604625.html#storylink=rss Two locally owned shops recently opened in Oak Park Mall, one selling trendy shoes and accessories, another featuring unique artwork focusing on teams like the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs and pop culture.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:25:30 CDT

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Subway Cafe opens in Overland Park, new Subway coming to NKC http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article23510713.html#storylink=rss The new cafe has a full Subway menu as well as a variety of coffee drinks and pastries. New Subway shops also will open in North Kansas City, at 47th and Troost and in Lenexa. A new location also has opened at 39th and Rainbow in Kansas City, Kan.

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Kansas City-based Beauty Brands kicks off new look at Plaza store http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article23190168.html#storylink=rss The beauty salon-spa-retail store chain said the Plaza location is the first to be remodeled under the new concept, nearly doubling in size and adding new lines as well as several “play stations” where customers can try new products.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:10:16 CDT

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Restaurant inspections for June 5 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article23185485.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants cited for 7 or more critical or priority health code violations: El Charritos Taqueria, China Buffet Mongolian BBQ, Kyoto Sushi & Steak, Woodsweather Cafe, Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings, Broadway Jazz Club, Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse, Succotash, Beer Kitchen, The Drunken Fish in Power & Light, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue on the Plaza.

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Belly up to this year’s high-calorie Xtreme Eating ‘dishonorees’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article23020950.html#storylink=rss Red Lobster, the Cheesecake Factory, Sonic, IHOP and Dickey’s are among the chain restaurants cited for some high calorie menu items.

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Bonchon Chicken opening in Lee’s Summit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article22965501.html#storylink=rss It will be the chain’s first Midwest location. The local franchisee also plans to open at least five more locations in the Kansas City region.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:53:22 CDT

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Locally owned The Mixx restaurant adds a Kansas location http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article22936260.html#storylink=rss The Mixx’s new Overland Park restaurant has a full-service coffee, in-house bakery and full service coffee and fresh-pressed juice bar. The Mixx, which was founded in 2005, also has locations south of the Country Club Plaza and in the Power & Light District.

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Terra Health & Wellness Market now open http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article22856727.html#storylink=rss Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens at 5150 N. Oak Trafficway, in front of Sam’s Club. Terra Health & Wellness Market is now open in Independence. The Big Biscuit is opening soon in Liberty and Big Lots is opening is south Kansas City.

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Papa Keno’s Pizzeria is returning to Westport; Thai Place sign says it’s closed for remodeling http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article22826796.html#storylink=rss Papa Keno’s plans a late summer opening. It is taking the former The Boot space, which went dark two years ago. In other Westport news, Thai Place has a “closed for remodeling” sign on the door.

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KC Juice Co to open in ‘Brookside East’ area http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article22806726.html#storylink=rss Locally owned KC Juice Co plans a summer opening in “Brookside East.” The coffee and juice bar - which will focus on raw, whole and fresh ingredients - is taking an A-frame building with drive-thru at 634 E. 63rd St.

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Restaurant inspections for May 28 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article22502346.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Thai House, Green Duck Grill, Swagat Fine Indian Cuisine, El Pulgarcito, In and Out Food Mart, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, The Flying Saucer, Sushi Uni, Wal-Mart in Bonner Springs, Tanner’s in Waldo, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in KCK, and Papa Poleon’s BBQ and More.

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Tilted Kilt sports bar rolls out weekday lunch specials http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article22355370.html#storylink=rss The owner of Overland Park’s new Titled Kilt also may open two more restaurants in the region. In addition, Bob Evans closes three area restaurants. La Fuente Mexican Restaurant opens in Shawnee.

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Bob Evans Farms Inc. has shuttered restaurants in Merriam, Overland Park and the Northland. In late April, the New Albany, Ohio-based company announced 20 restaurant closings over the next 12 months with the majority of locations scheduled to close by the end of May.

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Chaos Boutique opens in Parkville http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article22332468.html#storylink=rss Chaos Boutique opens in downtown Parkville, specializing in faux painted furniture. The Bulldog Restaurant & Bar is closing in the Crossroads Arts District.

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