▪ Firehouse Subs has closed its Country Club Plaza restaurant at 4628 J.C. Nichols Parkway. The franchisee said sales did not meet expectations.
The Firehouse Subs in Tiffany Springs MarketCenter, 8934 N.W. Skyview Ave., also has temporarily closed. The company, which declined to comment on the reasons for the closing, hopes to reopen the restaurant soon.
A Firehouse Subs also is scheduled to open in a new multi-tenant building in Antioch Crossing at Antioch and Vivion roads in the Northland in late February or early March.
▪ Joe West joined Leawood’s 801 Fish as executive chef in late December and is now introducing a new menu. It includes such items as whole roasted Mediterranean Branzino, Skuna Bay salmon, pan-seared foie gras, fresh Peekytoe crab salad, and New Bedford pan-seared day boat scallops.
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West grew up in Prairie Village and had stints at Bluestem in Westport and at Wynn Resort Las Vegas. He most recently worked as executive chef at the Cincinnatian Hotel & Palace Restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio.
801 Fish opened in late 2013 at 11615 Rosewood St. in Park Place. The Leawood-based 801 Restaurant Group also is opening an 801 Fish in St. Louis this summer and another in Cherry Creek, Colo., a Denver suburb, in November.
▪ Spin Neapolitan Pizza has temporarily closed at 4950 Main St. and will reopen on Jan. 16 with a new decor and barrel wines.
▪ Domino’s Pizza has opened at 7208 Wornall Road in Waldo. Menu items include specialty pizzas, create your own pizzas, baked sandwiches and penne pasta.
▪ Big Momma’s Bakery-Cafe has closed in Crown Center. The three owners, who also are sisters, relocated the bakery/cafe to Crown Center from Raytown in 2009. It was known for such goodies as giant cinnamon rolls and house-made dinner rolls. The sisters used some recipes that had been in the family for decades.
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