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OP’s Stanford & Sons Comedy Club returning to the Legends; more Eat Fit Go stores

The entrance Stanford's Comedy Club and Restaurant has operated in Rosana Square in Overland Park for more than two years.
The entrance Stanford's Comedy Club and Restaurant has operated in Rosana Square in Overland Park for more than two years. along@kcstar.com

Two years after leaving the Legends Outlets Kansas City for a spot in Overland Park, Stanford & Sons Comedy Club & Restaurant plans to return.

It is in final negotiations to take the same spot at 1867 Village West Parkway, across from Dave & Buster’s, for a November opening. It will then be known as just Stanford & Sons Comedy Club since it will no longer have a restaurant but will serve bar food such as chicken wings and fingers, nachos and quesadillas.

Stanford & Sons got its start as a Westport restaurant in the mid-1970s and was known for its flower-pot bread. In 1979 it opened one of the region’s first comedy clubs in an upstairs bar area.

The comedy club relocated to the Legends in 2007, signing a five year lease that it extended three years. But in mid-2014 it relocated to Rosana Square in Overland Park

“Our lease was about to expire again and they said they wanted to do a big development in the building we were located in and they needed the entire structure. We parted friends,” said Craig Glazer, who operates the family-owned business with his brother, Jeff. “But I think they want to up their adult evening entertainment in the west side area.”

The Stanford & Sons in Rosana Square will continue to operate until the new location opens. Then the brothers plan to open a new concept in the Rosana Square space at 7328 W. 119th St.

More Eat Fit Go locations

Omaha-based Eat Fit Go had previously announced four area restaurants by the end of the year, including one in Overland Park’s Hawthorne Plaza. The 1,400-square-foot store, at 4945 W. 119th St., is scheduled to open in mid-November.

Now, Eat Fit Go, which offers healthy meals for consumers on the go, has confirmed another location, this one in Corinth Square, 4165 Somerset Drive, Prairie Village. It’s scheduled to open in late November or early December.

It also is in negotiations for a spot south of the Country Club Plaza, and it plans to open stores in St. Joseph and Springfield.

But meals will be cooked and distributed from a new corporate-owned kitchen in the Kansas City area.

Eat Fit Go offers food that is made fresh daily, never frozen - high-protein and low-sodium items free of preservatives. About 95 percent of the menu is gluten-free. It includes Crazy Cow Snack Tacos with tenderloin and pico de gallo; the Basic Meal Salmon with spiced salmon and broccoli on converted rice; and fajita steak bowls. It also has an all-day breakfast menu that includes steak and eggs, burritos with chicken apple sausage and egg whites, and breakfast tacos with lean ground turkey.

Ingredients are listed on the labels, including any spices, for those on special diets. Breakfast items are higher in carbs and then taper off throughout the day to leaner meals at night.

The stores will have microwaves where customers can heat up their orders and dine-in.

Founders Aaron McKeever and Sam Vakhidov opened their store in Omaha in February and now they now have five locations in Nebraska and plan to open five more in Nebraska and Iowa by the end of the year, and two locations in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC

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