Lenexa’s Ibis Bakery has been selling its goods at area farmers markets, at a coffee shop next door to the bakery and at a couple of specialty grocery stores.
Now the fast growing business has added a retail component to its wholesale bakery at 12817 W. 87th St. Parkway. The owners also are in final negotiations to buy a building at the northwest corner of 17th Street and Grand Boulevard in downtown Kansas City for another bakery and cafe that they would open in conjunction with Kansas City’s Messenger Coffee Co.
Ibis Bakery’s breads include cranberry walnut, coconut white chocolate, multigrain, sprouted quinoa-kamut, and rosemary cheese. It also sells brioche, granola and seasonal small batch pastries.
It now has a few tables and chairs for dine-in customers, and also plans to hold special events like a pizza night and bread baking classes.
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“Now it is more accessible to customers and it is open so they can see our process,” said Chris Matsch, who owns the bakery with his wife Kate. “One of my passions is connecting customers to what they are eating and making them feel more a part of it.”
Leawood’s holiday pop-ups
▪ Leftover Luxuries, a high-end pop-up consignment store, will open in Leawood.
Leftover Luxuries will take a space in Town Center Plaza, 4853 W. 117th St., (the former Restoration Hardware). The consignment even, which will run from Nov. 14 to Nov. 23, will specialize in home furniture and decorative accessories, but it also will offer new and barely used designer clothing, handbags and shoes.
Julie Goldsborough, local partner for Leftover Luxuries, provides the space, staffing, merchandising, advertising and promotional materials to draw consumers. Consignees price their own items and walk away with 55 percent of the sale price.
Leftover Luxuries is looking for residents, merchants, artisans, antique dealers, interior designers, home stagers and others who might want to consign items. But a Leftover Luxuries agent must approve the items to keep the quality level high, Goldsborough said. Consignors also get first dibs on the items during a pre-opening reception on Nov. 13.
Leftover Luxuries was founded in 2009 and opens pop-ups in different markets throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.leftoverluxuries.com.
▪ A new shopping event, The Holiday Chick Event, is coming to Leawood’s Town Center Crossing.
More than 50 local artists and businesses will participate in the event from Nov. 13 to Nov. 16 at 4419 W. 119th St. (in the former Love Culture space).
Overland Park’s Just for Her Expo Inc. is the parent-company of Chick Events.
▪ Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse is now open in Corbin Park, 6401 W. 135th St., Suite A, Overland Park. The chain store sells footwear for the family at discounted prices.
▪ Lulu’s Asian Bistro, a sister restaurant to Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop in the Crossroads district in downtown Kansas City, is now open at 2701 W. 47th St., Westwood. It has some noodle shop favorites as new menu items.
When is Villa Capri reopening?
Steve’s Villa Capri hopes to open at 10412 Mastin St., Overland Park, in the next week. It had previously operated for more than five decades as Villa Capri at 8126 Floyd St., Overland Park.
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