Restoration Hardware wants to return to Leawood, but it wants to open on the current site of the 810 Zone.
According to the Leawood Planning Commission, Restoration Hardware wants to build a three-story, 46,796-square-foot building on the 810 Zone site in Town Center Plaza.
Officials with Town Center Plaza declined to comment, citing confidentiality agreements. Restoration Hardware officials couldn’t be reached for comment.
Town Center Plaza’s 810 Zone was the first location for its founders — KC Hopps, Union Broadcasting, and individual financial partners, including professional athletes. They later added locations in Harrah’s North Kansas City and in SummitWoods Crossing in Lee’s Summit, and one on the Country Club Plaza that’s now closed.
Corporate Restaurant Concepts Inc. in Overland Park bought the Leawood 810 Zone in January 2013. It said the sports bar would continue to operate in its current Town Center Plaza building until mid-2015. The company plans to open a new 810 Zone in Overland Park’s Corbin Park, or the surrounding area at 135th Street and Metcalf Avenue, in mid-2015.
“I guarantee you that when we relocate we will have the ultimate sports-themed restaurant in the Midwest. Something like you would expect to see in New York or Los Angeles,” said Brian Boeger, restaurant development officer for Corporate Restaurant Concepts.
The new two-story 810 Zone will have a patio and second level deck, a sports gallery with Kansas City sports memorabilia from high school to college to professional sports, five super-sized digital projector screens, and a revamped menu of made-from-scratch items, including new smoked meat offerings, along with longtime customer favorites.
Glimcher Realty Trust bought the 810 Zone building, according to David Block of Block & Co. Realtors, who handled the negotiations. The purchase price was not disclosed. Block also is representing 810 Zone in their move to Overland Park and future expansion.
The intersection of 119th and Roe is turning into a home furnishings hotspot.
▪ Restoration Hardware, which also has a store on the Country Club Plaza, is a California-based chain of stores selling home furnishings, hardware, and outdoor and garden products. It had previously operated in Town Center Plaza from about 1996 to early 2012.
▪ A two-story, 17,000-square-foot freestanding Arhaus furniture store is under construction in Town Center Plaza and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2015. Town Center Plaza, on the northwest corner, now has the metro’s only Pottery Barn; Town Center Crossing, on the southeast corner, has the only Crate and Barrel.
▪ The metro’s first Container Store also is scheduled to open in a 24,000-square-foot freestanding building under construction in Hawthorne Plaza, on the southwest corner in Overland Park.
▪ Another first-to-market home furnishing store also is in negotiations to open on the corner.