▪ After nearly two decades on the Country Club Plaza, A/X Armani Exchange has closed.
The retailer had a 5,000-square-foot space on one of the Plaza’s high traffic intersections — 47th Street and Broadway.
Officials with Armani Exchange couldn’t be reached for comment.
In a statement Glenn Stephenson, vice president and division manager for Highwoods Properties Kansas City, said: “Armani Exchange was a strong exclusive brand for the district. However, we are excited about the opportunity to bring a new retail store – and others - to the Plaza.”
▪ FooDoo, which opened in mid-2014 in midtown, has closed.
The restaurant was described as a vegetarian “earth grill” and juice bar.
Chef Carlos Mortera, a partner in the restaurant, said he will concentrate on his City Market venue called The Bite.
“I don’t think it was the right concept for the neighborhood and I was spread really thin running back and forth,” Mortera said. “I want to establish the name of the Bite and keep going with that.”
Mortera plans to open The Bite in the former FooDoo space at 3605 Broadway by mid-March. It will have an expanded menu, including family-style meals. He also wants to have a food truck version of The Bite running by this summer or fall.
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