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Savory Spice Shop opening in Brookside

Savory Spice Shop plans a mid-August opening at 6245 Brookside Blvd.
Savory Spice Shop plans a mid-August opening at 6245 Brookside Blvd. The Kansas City Star

Savory Spice Shop, which offers high-quality, fresh-ground spices and handcrafted seasonings, plans a mid-August opening in Brookside.

The corporate owned store will open in part of the former James Hallmark Shop space at 6245 Brookside Blvd.

Mike and Janet Johnston opened the first Savory Spice Shop in Denver in 2004 and they now have two corporate owned stores in Denver and one in Atlanta, as well as 29 franchise locations in 16 states.

The Denver-based company offers more than 500 products, including hazelnut extract, Hibiscus flower, coarse Himalayan Pink sea salt, Madagascar “Bourbon” vanilla beans, Wasabi powder, brown sugar and spice honey ham rub, chimichurri steak dressing and marinade, four cheese tableside sprinkle, dill dip, Dutch cocoa powder, fajita seasoning and salad seasonings.

Its hand-crafted blends are made in small batches and shipped to its stores weekly. The stores also will make some blends on-site and each location has two unique local blends. For example, the new Kansas City store will probably have a Kansas City strip steak rub and a barbecue rub.

James Hallmark Shop closed in early 2012 after 25 years of operations. BKS Nails recently opened on the east side of the space.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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