After more than 25 years, an Overland Park Romano’s Macaroni Grill has shut down.
A sign on the door of the restaurant, in Regency Park at 9292 Metcalf Ave., says: “Sorry, this location has closed. We have enjoyed serving this community.” The Romano’s logo also has been removed from the building.
In a statement, Romano’s officials said: “The company regularly reviews its portfolio of restaurants as a normal course of business and made the tough decision to close this location. Macaroni Grill appreciates its team members’ hard work through the years and enjoyed being a part of the Overland Park community. We thank all of our loyal guests for their patronage through the years.”
An employee of Acf Property Management in Studio City, Calif., listed as the property owner, said officials would not have a comment at this time.
Regency Park also lost its Pei Wei Asian Diner in September but it is replacing it with the metro’s first Billy Sims Barbecue in mid-to-late May.
Still, the center has more than a handful of empty spaces and also will lose Whole Foods Market in Regency Park North when the specialty grocer closes in early 2018 and opens a location by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Romano’s listed the closing of its Regency Park location as April 24 and said it has operated in the spot since December 1991. The freestanding building is 7,150 square feet.
It said HomeGoods, a national home decor retailer, plans a spring 2018 opening in a new 20,097-square-foot building behind F21 Red and near T.J. Maxx at 1817 Village West Parkway, Suite 102, Kansas City, Kan. Construction started in April.
The developers of Prairiefire in Overland Park also said HomeGoods will open in the former Fresh Market building in August. A HomeGoods spokeswoman issued this statement: “At this time HomeGoods has not announced plans to open in the Kansas City area.”
However, the company has announced a May 21 opening for a new location in the redeveloped Liberty Commons.
HomeGoods, which is owned by TJX Companies Inc., was founded in 1992 and now has more than 550 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Legends Outlets is just north of Interstate 70 at Interstate 435 and Parallel Parkway. It is home to more than 75 retailers including Coach, Banana Republic Factory Store and Vans Outlet.