Co-founder of two Frida’s restaurants in Overland Park to open new eatery in Gladstone

06/17/2013 11:15 AM

06/18/2013 11:05 PM

Ivan Marquez has built a strong following with two Overland Park restaurants — one full-service, the other fast-casual.

Now he’s expanding with a third restaurant. But this one is on the other side of the metro area, in Gladstone.

Marquez and Marco Diaz plan to open Diego’s Bar & Grill by mid-July in the former Tanner’s Bar & Grill building at 6024 N.E. Antioch Road.

Diego’s will be a full-service restaurant serving salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers and pastas.

Marquez is co-founder of Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine restaurant in Overland Park, which is named after famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Diego’s is named after Kahlo's husband and fellow artist, Diego Rivera.

Diaz also is general manager of Frida’s. Marquez also is a partner in Frida’s Taqueria, a fast-casual restaurant in Overland Park.

Tanner’s recently relocated to 6221 N. Chestnut Ave., Gladstone, the former Tommy’s bar and grill building.

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