New Avon Mega Store for Northland’s Zona Rosa. Sam’s Club hiring for new Northland store. Several new restaurants open south of the river.
Charles Shurn puffs up like a proud father when he talks about his New American cuisine menu, especially his steaks and the twists he puts on traditional items like a balsamic reduction sauce for some steaks and a southwestern-style tenderloin. Menu items also include a blackened bleu burger, chicken Madeira, southern fried catfish filet, baked ziti, panini turkey melt, and a BLT wedge salad.
A steak and seafood restaurant will replace Mike Garozzo & Charlie Gitto’s Italian Restaurant in Harrah’s North Kansas City. 39th Street’s restaurant row gets two new neighboring businesses. A new Thai restaurant is coming to the Crossroads.
New North Kansas City’s breweries already expanding. Cinder Block Brewery adds cider to its menu and The Big Rip Brewing Co. doubles its brewing capacity and plans to add a beer garden next month. Q39 barbecue set to join 39th Street’s restaurant row in April.
Saki Asian Restaurant opens in the Northland. Season + Square specialty spice and kitchen goods shop opens in Brookside and other retail and restaurant news.
Barrera family opens a second Luna Azteca Mexican Grill in the Northland. Kansas City’s new coffee shops.
Snow & Co., specialty frozen cocktails and more, plans to open in the former Gladstone post office. Ariana Restaurant offers Afghan specialties along with a standard American breakfast and burgers.
The citys historic square offers businesses the benefits of downtown foot traffic, charming old buildings and space that can cost less than the equivalent square footage in a strip mall. But low traffic means big chains generally arent drawn in to compete against the local independent businesses.
New owners took over a former KFC/A&W restaurant on Parvin Road — by Brighton Avenue in the Northland — to convert it into a “better burger” fast food operation.
After 16 years in Liberty, The Dish — Famous Stuffed Pizza Restaurant & Bar is closing.
Kentucky businessman Benjamin Holladay and his brother Major David Holladay founded what is now the McCormick Distilling Co. in Weston in 1856. Today McCormick employs 160 people and ships 4 million cases of spirits a year to all 50 states and 57 countries.
Lauren’s Hope, a Riverside company, creates fashionable alert bracelets.
Ross Dress for Less will open soon in the Northland. The store, in Barrywoods Crossing, 8331 N.W. Roanridge Road, plans a grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday. It offers first-quality, in-season, name-brand and designer apparel, accessories and footwear for all ages, along with home fashions.
Cinder Block Brewery opens in the Northland; plus Jackson County retail and restaurant updates.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based Chick-fil-A chain has purchased the former Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon building in BarryWoods Crossing, 6501 N.W. Barry Road. The 5,500-square-foot building on 1.2 acres would be torn down and replaced with a new Chick-fil-A.
New Price Chopper store plans early October opening in the Northland. Twin Peaks plans February 2014 opening in Independence.