The Filling Station is coming to the Crown Center complex.
Kansas City’s Messenger Coffee Co. purchased controlling interest in the four locally grown coffee shops three years ago. Now, it will open a 1,650-square-foot shop on the lobby level of the Pershing Road Office Building at 2460 Pershing Road. It plans an early 2018 opening and will serve Messenger Coffee, as well as a limited menu of pastries and freshly pressed juices.
“We’ve long served the community of Crown Center and the employees of Hallmark. They found a vacant space for us and we were happy to accommodate them and make it a little more convenient for them,” said Tyler Hader, COO of the Filling Station.
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There also are Filling Station locations in midtown, Overland Park and Westport, as well as a private location for VML at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.
As for parent-company, Messenger Coffee, it recently opened a flagship Messenger Coffee + Ibis Baking Co., at 1624 Grand Blvd., just about a mile away from the new Filling Station location.