Snow Company is bringing its frozen cocktails to the Northland.
The first location opened in the Crossroads Arts District in November 2011, specializing in frozen cocktails. But it also offers craft beers, cocktails, salads, sandwiches and appetizers.
Jerry Nevins, a partner in the business, said he got a lot of blank stares when he first told his south of the river customers that he was opening a Northland location.
“There’s this weird boundary with the river, the perception that it takes a long time to get up there,” he said. “But Gladstone has a lot of plans for that area, to make it a walkable district. It isn’t that far from Liberty or Parkville, and Cerner is a huge employer. There are a lot of opportunities.”
Lauren Cloud and Andy Talbert also are partners in Snow Company. They are taking 4,400 square feet in a 5,600-square-foot building at 504 N.E. 70th St. Dubbed the Gladstone 18 building after its 64118 ZIP code, the building previously housed the Gladstone post office. The city would like a coffee shop to open in the remaining space, Nevins said.
After a remodeling, Snow Company plans a summer opening.
It will be across from The Heights at Linden Square, a $28 million housing and retail development now under construction. Linden Square, just east of North Oak Trafficway, will have 222 luxury apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail.
The City of Gladstone would like the area to become Gladstone’s “downtown.”
Chef Alex Staab, formerly with Bella Napoli in Brookside, is adding new menu items at the original location and expanding the lunch and dinner menu for the Northland Snow Company.
Snow Company also is a finalist in the Dreamstaurant contest that could net it $40,000 for the new Northland operation. To vote, visithttp://vote.snowand.co or https://www.etundra.com/dreamstaurant/