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Liberty Commons announces new tenants, The Peanut opens in the Northland

The Peanut locations are known for their Buffalo chicken wings and BLTs, but they also serve sandwiches, salads, chili, tacos and more.
The Peanut locations are known for their Buffalo chicken wings and BLTs, but they also serve sandwiches, salads, chili, tacos and more.

The redeveloped Liberty Commons recently lost new tenant Gordmans when the chain filed for bankruptcy.

But it didn’t take long to find a replacement for the 45,000-square-foot space at 2101 W. Kansas St., and more new tenants are coming.

Hobby Lobby plans a January opening in the former Gordmans space. The stores offer crafting and home decor products, including floral, fabric, needle art, custom framing, baskets, home accents, wearable art, wedding supplies, scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies, and more.

It will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays.

Other tenants announced Thursday:

▪ Orangetheory Fitness is taking a 3,300-square-foot space and plans to open by early 2018. It has several locations in the metro area.

▪ Chic Nails & Spa will open a 2,054-square-foot shop in November. It also has a Blue Springs location.

▪ Cutting Edge Supplements will take 1,540 square feet and plans to open by early 2018.

The 335,000-square-foot Liberty Commons, at Missouri 152 and Interstate 35, has more than a dozen stores currently open, including Academy Sports + Outdoors, Five Below, Natural Grocers, Ulta, HomeGoods and Kirkland’s.

New tenants opening later this year include Louie’s Wine Dive, McAlister’s Deli and Meshuggah Bagels.

The Northland Peanut opens

The Peanut, which got its start south of the Country Club Plaza in 1933, now has a Northland location.

Peanut Midwest has opened a Peanut at 6409 N. Cosby Ave., just west of Interstate 29 in the Picture Hills Shopping Center.

Melinda Kenny owns the original location at 5000 Main St., as well as one in downtown Kansas City. A Lee’s Summit location is under a different licensee.

The operations are known for their Buffalo chicken wings and BLTs but also serve sandwiches, salads, chili, tacos and more.

Mary Ann’s Trattoria and Milbourn’s Family Restaurant had formerly occupied the spot.

Estilo Rancho Grill opened in the center about a year ago.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC

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