Kneaders Bakery & Cafe plans to enter the market with a new Blue Springs restaurant near Home Depot.
Kneaders was founded in 1997 by Gary and Colleen Worthington to make “artisanal European hearth breads from scratch.” The first location opened in Orem, Utah, serving fresh-baked breads, pastries and soups. The couple soon added sandwiches.
There are now 52 corporate-owned and franchised locations in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Texas and Utah. They serve more than a dozen different breads daily, including rustic rye, rosemary focaccia, paesano, honey wheat and zucchini walnut; 42 different pastries, including peach tarts, salted caramel cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, and double fudge brownies; a variety of sandwiches such as a turkey bacon avocado with slow-roasted hand-pulled turkey on focaccia, soups and salads.
The 3,844-square-foot freestanding Blue Springs restaurant with drive-thru will be along the south side of Northeast Coronado Drive. A company spokeswoman said it would open in 2017 with other area locations possibly opening in 2018.
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Lane Bryant opening
Lane Bryant, a leading women’s apparel brand, plans a grand opening in Adams Dairy Landing, 1340 N.E. Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, Friday through Sunday. Customers will get a 40 percent discount on apparel and accessories during the celebration and also have a chance to win one of 25 Lane Bryant gift cards valued at $25.
It will have a soft opening Thursday.
Lane Bryant, which has 764 stores across the country, offers fashions in sizes 14 to 28.