Here are some area retail and restaurant updates.
KC’s oldest brewpub still for sale
BizBuySell.com said it has reduced the price on Kansas City’s first brewery restaurant. It describes the Waldo business as: “Literally, a local institution. The brewery has been profitable for 22 years in a row and has won nearly every imaginable restaurant and brewery award.” Gross income is listed as $1.95 million. The asking price is $690,000 and includes furniture, fixtures and equipment.
KC Hopps Ltd. confirmed the listing is for its 75th Street Brewery, at 520 W. 75th St.
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“After 22 years of proudly running a Kansas City institution our company is focusing on other brands, primarily Blue Moose. We are looking for a partner or buyer who would put the same passion into it that we did,” said Ed Nelson, president of KC Hopps Ltd. “Waldo is awesome and the place is terrific. We remodeled it twice so it is in pretty good shape.”
▪ Hobby Lobby is now open in Phase 1 of Belton Gateway, 520 E. Markey Parkway.
▪ If all goes as planned, Fazoli’s plans a June opening at 624 E. Markey Parkway. The corporate-owned store will have a drive-thru.
Fazoli’s, which was founded in 1988, offers classic Italian dishes, baked pastas, subs sandwiches, pizza, entree salads, garlic breadsticks and desserts.
▪ Texas Roadhouse plans a May 23 opening at 228 Peculiar Drive.
Texas Roadhouse, a full service, casual dining restaurant chain, specializes in seasoned and aged steaks hand-cut daily on-site and cooked to order over open gas-fired grills.
Other menu items include ribs, fish, seafood, chicken, pork chops, pulled pork, vegetable plates, and an assortment of hamburgers, salads and sandwiches. It has more than 450 restaurants in 49 states and four foreign countries.
One Belton fan is so excited to have it in his city he got permission to set up a “Texas Roadhouse construction cam” on the roof of a building across Interstate 49 to keep watch on the project.
“We wanted to try to catch them from the time they were pouring concrete, I think in early December. We’ve recorded every minute of it,” said Jeff Justice. “My wife and I go almost weekly to the one in Olathe. But we live two minutes away from where they are building the Belton location and I drive by it every single day, sometimes several times a day.
“But I don’t need to stalk them. I have a camera up.”