Soon you will be able to surf in North KC

The FlowRider at Margaritaville in South Florida.
The FlowRider at Margaritaville in South Florida.

Surf machine simulator FlowRider is coming to a new North Kansas City development.

One North, a multimillion dollar, mixed-use development, on the site of a former flour mill at Interstate 35 and Armour Road, plans to open Flow House Kansas City, a surfing-themed restaurant, bar, retail shop and attraction. A July 2018 opening is planned.

Customers will be able to use specially designed bodyboards or a flowboards on the indoor FlowRider. It also will offer leagues and live music, and be available for corporate events and private parties. The San Diego-based FlowRider Inc. said the attraction is most popular with ages 13 to 21.

The retail shop will sell such items as sunglasses, sandals, sun dresses, surf trunks, T-shirts, sun protection, towels and beach chairs.

The menu is still in development.

The 58-acre development also will include two hotels with a total of about 200 rooms, along with a 15,000-square-foot conference center, a specialty grocery store, 200 market-rate upscale apartments, the Driv Golf Lounge and Brewhouse, a brewhouse and gastropub with interactive golf technologies and DRĪVing range bays. It also will have two office buildings.

“The Flow House represents a unique destination entertainment venue that will serve as an anchor that will draw tourists to Kansas City and to the site,” said Rick Worner, managing director of National Realty Advisors in Leawood, developers of One North.

Aldi remodeling

Aldi plans to remodel 20 of its stores in the Kansas City-area by the end of 2019, a $30-million-plus investment.

The area investment is part of the company’s nationwide $1.6 billion store remodel plan.

It includes the Aldi store at 7604 North Oak Trafficway in Gladstone. Its grand reopening celebration will begin at 8:10 a.m. June 14. It will have a focus on fresh items, including produce, dairy and bakery sections. It also will have a modern design with natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials, including LED lighting.

Now open

Headrush Roasters Coffee & Tea is now open in the former Kaldi’s space at 4115 N. Mulberry Drive in the Village at Briarcliff.

It also has a location at 7108 N. Oak Trafficway.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC