The redeveloped Liberty Commons has signed Hobby Lobby for the 45,000-square-foot former Gordmans space. Other new tenants will include Orangetheory Fitness. The Peanut has opened at 6409 N. Cosby Ave.
The Northland’s new Edgewood Farms is taking shape near Interstate 29 and Barry Road. Freddy’s is now open. Main Event Entertainment is scheduled to open in May and Texas Roadhouse plans a fall opening.
The Northland jewelry store was founded in 1979 and has since expanded several times. Now in an 11,000-square-foot space, it will relocate in late 2017 to a new 34,000-square-foot building. Headrush Roasters Coffee & Tea will open in the former Kaldi’s spot in Briarcliff.
Two new multitenant buildings in the center, at Antioch Road, Vivion Road and Chouteau Trafficway, will house more restaurants. Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men is now open in one of the buildings. The demolition of Metro North Shopping Center is well underway.
Zaxby’s has new restaurants in the Northland and Overland Park. It also will open more locations in the Northland, Johnson County, Lawrence and the Leavenworth/Lansing area. The Limited has closed its stores in Oak Park Mall and Zona Rosa.
Ameristar has decorated its 1898 Pullman dining car as a setting for a holiday afternoon tea. The Local Eatery & Pub will open soon in the former Power Plant building. Some KC cocktails get a shout-out.
Farm House Collection, a candle company based in downtown Jamesport, Mo., has opened a store in downtown Parkville. It sells a variety of soy-based candles, including Grandma’s apple pie and patchouli, along with bath and body products and jewelry.
Jim Wagy, who owns eight area McDonald’s, mostly in the Northland, started demolishing his location at 6305 N.E. Antioch Road on Friday and will put up a new restaurant on the site by late November. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened at 2510 N.E. Vivion Road.
Rock & Run had planned to expand into the neighboring Bedinger Building. The building was under renovation and collapsed in early May. Rock & Run has reopened next door and will combine that space with its former location.
New owners have been renovating The Bedinger Building in downtown Liberty, but part of the building collapsed on May 3. Rock & Run Brewery and Pub had planned to expand in part of the space, and Liberty’s Nickel & Suede planned to open its first storefront there in June. Sheridan’s Frozen Custard on Barry Road is still shuttered as a lawsuit works its way through the court system.
A U-Haul van being chased by Kansas Highway Patrol cars rolled over at the I-35 exit to Santa Fe in Olathe, Kansas, after spike sticks were deployed. The van had sped away from a Franklin County gas station, reaching speeds of 100 mph, after not paying for fuel. Video by John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star
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U-Haul van chased on I-35; rolls on exit in Olathe
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