Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy of Summit Group LLC have selected a name and opening date for their new Lee's Summit concept.
Pearl Tavern will be a casual, seafood-driven restaurant that also will serve classic American fare. A mid-June opening is scheduled.
The partners have been wanting to open a seafood restaurant since their days working at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks on the Country Club Plaza.
They purchased the former 810 Zone building — a 6,500-square-foot freestanding building in SummitWoods Crossing at 1672 N.W. Chipman Road — in late 2017 and have been remodeling it. It will seat 200 people.
Jeff O'Brien, previously general manager at Summit Group's Boru Ramen Bar, will be general manager at Pearl Tavern. Kent Long, who had previously been at McCormick & Schmick's, will be executive chef.
Lock and Molloy were recently honored with the “Restaurateurs of the Year” award by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association. They own and operate Summit Grill in Lee’s Summit and Waldo, Boru Ramen Bar in Waldo, and Third Street Social, Lakewood Local and Summit Cellar & Spirits in Lee’s Summit.