Three years after opening in the Crossroads Arts District, Snow & Co. now has a second location.
The owners of the bar and restaurant spent five months renovating 4,400 square feet of a former post office building at 504 N.E. 70th St., Gladstone — dubbed the Gladstone 18 building after its 64118 ZIP code.
They tapped into the $40,000 ($25,000 in equipment, $15,000 in design services) they won from the Dreamstaurant contest, sponsored by restaurant supply and service companies. That money went towards creating a contemporary spot with cement floors, and exposed ceiling, big comfy chairs and sofas, and lots of natural light.
It seats about 140 people, but folding glass doors can shut off part of the room to create a private event space holding 30 people. It also has two garage doors on the front that open up to the outdoor patio in nicer weather.
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The first Snow & Co. opened in the Crossroads district in November 2011. It specializes in frozen cocktails - like the Miss Scarlett with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Stirrings Peach Liqueur, fresh squeezed lemon and milk, or The Rockefeller with Old Overholt rye whiskey infused with real cherries, Cinzano sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters.
But the new Gladstone location also has signature cocktails, wine and beer — all on tap — as well as hot cocktails. The food menu includes Scimeca’s meatball sliders, hummus with tapenade, pizzas, entree salads, and panini. New menu items also are in the works.
Snow & Co.’s partners, Jerry Nevins, Lauren Cloud and Andy Talbert, said Gladstone officials contacted them in their efforts to revitalize the area and create a new “downtown” for Gladstone.
It will include the new $28 million Heights at Linden Square, now under construction just east of North Oak Trafficway. That building will have 222 luxury apartments, with the first tenants scheduled to move in in early January 2015, and 10,000 square feet of retail on the first floor of the four-story structure. A new office complex also is planned for the area.
A 1,200-square-foot space is still available in the Gladstone 18 building.
Snow & Co.’s partners are now scouting locations for their third area bar and restaurant, as well as their first market outside the metro.
Pie Five in Westport
The area franchisee for Pie Five Pizza Co. — with locations in Lenexa and Overland Park — has now opened one on the Missouri side of the metro.
Customers can select from a variety of choices in crust, sauce, cheese, greens, meats and vegetables. Pie Five also has several 9-inch specialty pizzas, including chicken carbonara, barbecue pulled pork, vegetarian and the Athenian. The Pie Five name comes from the five minutes it takes to make the pizzas. It also serves signature entree salads and side salads.
The new restaurant, at 534 Westport Road, also has garage doors that open to an outdoor patio in nicer weather.
The first Pie Five opened in Fort Worth in 2011, combining handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients and the latest high-speed baking techniques. In 2012 it was named a Hot Concept of the Year by Nation's Restaurant News.
Several more Pie Five locations are planned for Johnson County in spring/summer 2015.
Resale boutique for Midtown
When Red Racks Thrift Store wanted a new kind of resale shop, they turned to area fashion blogger and wardrobe stylist Lindsey Kupper to develop the concept.
Kulture on 39th a Thrift Boutique recently opened at 1301 W. 39th St., selling merchandise for men and women but not any children’s clothing.
Styles range from classic to hipster — cardigans, sequined frocks and beaded tops, plaid shirts, Kiss T-shirts. There are $13.99 combat boots and $29.99 Manolo Blahnik suede slingback pumps, vintage troll earrings, gold chain necklaces, and a wide variety of handbags - all set up in a boutique-like setting. New items are arriving nearly daily.
The shop also will offer classes, including how to “hipsterize” holiday stockings in December.
Kupper’s fashion blog is at Jujoustyle.com.
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