Jeff Martin, founder of Smallcakes A Cupcakery, is kicking off another new concept in Overland Park.
Decadent — A Coffee and Dessert Bar will take the former Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates space at 5601 W. 135th St., Suite 2220, in the upscale Prairiefire development. Decadent, which will have an urban industrial decor, is scheduled to open in mid-to-late September.
It will offer a custom coffee blend from Parisi Artisan Coffee and serve espressos, lattes and other coffee drinks. It also will offer muffins, croissants, danishes and a line of specialty doughnuts, including red velvet, glazed, maple bacon and sprinkles.
For dessert it will have small-batch ice creams in flavors like pecan pie, maple bacon, vanilla bean, red velvet and iced doughnut, as well as a full line of cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies and small cakes, all made on-site. Later this fall it will add a selection of craft beers and wines, as well as Hot Toddy cocktails.
Martin said he wants Decadent to be a place where customers can hang out in the mornings over a cup of coffee, as well as a place to stop in for an after-school snack, or on a date after dinner or a movie.
Martin founded Smallcakes in Overland Park in 2008 and now has 120 locations across the country and in Dubai. He opened Smallcakes Creamery and Novelties a year ago at 6936 W. 135th St. in Overland Park, offering a variety of ice cream flavors, novelty candy and house-made bakery items including peanut butter pretzels and cookie sandwiches.
Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates, Wichita, closed in late July after just 15 months in Prairiefire.
Johnson County retail and restaurant updates
▪ Starbucks plans to open its new Mission location on Wednesday. The cafe with drive-thru, at 6402 Johnson Drive, will sell handcrafted beverages and food, as well as Starbucks Reserve, a special collection of small-lot coffees from farms all over the world. The building formerly housed a Taco Bell.
▪ Pie Five Pizza Co. is now open in the new Cornerstone Commons center at 6809 Johnson Drive, Mission. At Pie Five Pizza Co., customers can select from a variety of fresh ingredients, house-made sauces and handcrafted pizza crusts. Pies bake in just 145 seconds in a custom-designed oven. Pie Five also offers fresh salads served in a baked pizza dough bowl, brownies and cookie pies.
▪ Qdoba Mexican Grill plans a late fall opening at 6350 Johnson Drive in Mission. The Denver-based chain was founded in 1995 and now has more than 600 restaurants in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Qdoba is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jack in the Box Inc. Menu items include smothered burritos, Mexican gumbo, three-cheese nachos, and taco salad.
▪ A year after opening in Parkville, the locally owned Barefoot Beach Bums has opened a store in Overland Park’s Oak Park Mall at 95th Street and Quivira Road, on the lower level near the center court. The stores help customers find their “inner beach,” offering a variety of beach-themed apparel, jewelry and decor items.
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