Gladstone’s Meadowbrook Village is adding more food operations, including a Dunkin’ Donuts. Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen is expanding in the metro. Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard reopens in Brookside and a nail salon signs a lease for part of the former James Hallmark Shop space.
The Northland’s Moti Mahal Cuisine of India relocates to Barry Road, less than a mile away from its original location. The Country Club Plaza is adding a new luxury eyewear shop as well as a home furnishings store. Zoes Kitchen plans March opening on the Plaza.
Asado Urban Grill opens in the Northland’s Hilton Kansas City Airport, serving past favorites like barbecue as well as new items like red snapper Mariniere. Brookside’s new L’Cove Lounge at Avenues Bistro has already revised its menu, adding specials that were popular with customers and seasonal items.
Sprouts Farmers Market to open Northland stores on Wednesday at 8383 N. Booth Ave., and at 6061 N.W. 64th St. in April. A Lawrence store opens in May. Spin pizza introducing wines on tap at Main Street location and a few new menu items by minority partner Michael Smith.
Verizon has opened one of its new Smart Stores in the Northland, next to a new Chick-fil-A. Slim Chickens, which recently entered the market with a new Independence restaurant, plans to open at least two more area locations in 2015 including one in Overland Park. Updates on area Domino’s Pizza, Spin Neapolitan Pizza, Sprouts Farmers Market, Kay Jewelers, Big Momma’s Bakery/Cafe and Firehouse Subs.
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The latest monthly problem-property data from RealtyTrac, a housing research firm based in Irvine, Cal., showed 924 residential properties facing foreclosure actions in Missouri last month. That amounted to one in every 2,933 homes.
Antioch Center’s conversion to Antioch Crossing is on its way. New tenants will include PepperJax Grill and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Cupcakin opens in Gates Plaza and Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant rolls out a food truck.
The Cathy Kline Art Gallery moved into the city-owned train depot Nov. 1. The gallery won’t pay rent to Parkville, but the city says it benefits by having a permanent user to maintain the area and allow public access.
An online business based out of Lenexa, Barefoot Beach Bums, has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Parkville. The owners of Lee’s Summit’s Summit Grill and Bar are opening a second location in Waldo, in the former Kennedy’s/Remedy space.
New urban homestead supply store has opened in Parkville, and resale and consignment outdoor sports gear and camping store coming soon. New designer swimsuit store opening on the Country Club Plaza. Cash mob coming to Lee’s Summit wine shop.
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.