Halloween is one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year. More than two-thirds of the 6,332 consumers responding to a Halloween survey by the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C., said they will purchase costumes, the most in the 11 years the federation has been doing the survey. Temporary Halloween pop-up stores have opened across the metro, offering a variety of costumes and decorations from fake spider webs to giant animated ghouls.
Sprouts Farmers Market planning a Kansas City, North, store. North Kansas City brewery and taproom, The Big Rip Brewing Co., opens an outdoor beer garden. New Crossroads pet supply and do-it-yourself dog grooming shop plans to open in mid-July.
A fall opening is planned for the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the Northland. Other Antioch Crossing tenants will include Firehouse Subs and GNC. New owners set to take over Brookside’s Charlie Hooper’s.
Cascone’s Grill North opens in the Northland, under different Cascone family ownership than the restaurants. Utilitarian Workshop offers weekend shoppers unique items made by home-grown artists. Restaurant and retail openings and closings.
Downtown’s Los Corrals to open in Gladstone’s Meadowbrook Village Shopping Center and Meadowbrook schedules a remodeling. Jose Pepper’s to open in Briarcliff Village. New retailers and food court operations for Independence Center and reader questions.
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.