A venue in the heart of Waldo is about to change concepts - again.
The space, at 7439 Broadway, was home to such businesses as The Sweet Guy, Point Loco, and now Shot Stop Waldo.
Shot Stop owner Brett Allred, a former Overland Park resident, graduated from Kansas State University in 2006. He opened four bars and restaurants in Manhattan, including Shot Stop in early 2009 and then Johnny Kaw’s Sports Bar in 2011 (which holds more than 1,000 people and spans eight buildings).
In mid-2013, he expanded to Kansas City, opening Shot Stop Waldo. It will remain open while he changes the concept to a much smaller version of Johnny Kaw’s Sports Bar. It will have new garage doors on the front to open in nicer weather, longer hours and an expanded menu when work is completed in early May.
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Allred said he plans to open a third Johnny Kaw’s, maybe in Westport, by the end of the year.
▪ Kansas City artist Lisa Block is relocating to Waldo.
She previously had a studio in a Country Club Plaza office building. Now she’ll open a studio and art gallery called Studio 63 at 400 E. Gregory in early May. The Block family owns the neighborhood center at Gregory and Oak.
Block, who has a BFA from Arizona State University, works mostly in oil. Her gallery will be open by appointment only.
Needham Floral previously operated in the space but closed in mid-2014. Brookside’s The Fiddly Fig Florist took over Needham’s client list.
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