A fall opening is planned at 54 E. 14th St., next to the Drunken Fish Sushi Restaurant & Lounge.
Insomnia, which also has an area location in Westport, offers fresh-baked cookies daily from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. It also delivers from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.
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The menu includes double chocolate mint, white chocolate macadamia nut, sugar, snickerdoodles and peanut butter chip cookies for about $1.50 each. It has three deluxe cookies — triple chocolate chunk, s’mores and chocolate peanut butter cup — for about $3 each. It also offers ice cream, brownie and cookie a la modes, as well as ice cream sandwiches, cookie cakes, toppings and mix-ins, and milk.
Insomnia Cookies was founded in a college dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and now has more than 90 locations.
Some perks of working at Insomnia Cookies: Employees get a free cookie every shift and 50 percent off their orders.
Balsano’s Gelato Cafe had formerly occupied the space.
Other Power & Light District updates
▪ Johnny’s Tavern has renewed its lease at 1310 Grand Blvd. for seven more years and invested more than $250,000 renovating the space — adding 10 new 75-inch TVs, stripping and refurbishing the walls, floors and furniture, and replacing the signage and awnings.
“The energy, the way downtown has even grown in the seven years we have been here and the increased number of downtown residents over the next decade, I think it will double or triple,” said Kyle Witherspoon, partner.
▪ Bare Med Spa, a locally owned and operated medical spa, is now open at 1230 Walnut St.
▪ Draft magazine recently selected the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium as one of its Six Best Chain Beer Bars 2016.
Flying Saucer has an area location in the Power & Light District at 101 E. 13th St.
Frank White hot dogs, bobblehead
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is honoring Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame second baseman and current Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. with a signature hot dog and a bobblehead.
The Royal Frank is a jumbo frank, butterflied and grilled on both sides, brushed with Gates original barbecue sauce, mustard, chopped bacon and shredded cheddar cheese, and served on a buttered, toasted bun — red onions optional.
White plans to be there when it debuts to the public at the 2016 Heart of America Hot Dog Festival, from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, at the museum, 1616. E. 18th St. The Royal Frank will sell for $5, but the museum will only have 500 of them during the event. About 5,000 people attended the festival in 2015.
The Frank White bobblehead is the first in a series of five featuring legendary African-American Kansas City Royals players wearing Kansas City Monarchs uniforms from various eras. The Frank White bobblehead will be sold exclusively at Hy-Vee stores starting Oct. 6