New owners for Twenty 20 in the Crossroads
Mario and Kathy Scaglia and their daughter, Kathy Green, have sold their 14-year-old cafe, Twenty 20 in the Crossroads Arts District.
Sam and Jackie Bay are the new owners of the restaurant at 2020 Baltimore Ave. Mario Scaglia will serve as a consultant to the Bays until mid-2016.
The Bays aren’t planning many changes. They’ll even keep the Scaglia family photos lining the walls. But they may later add a dinner menu.
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Hours are currently 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as First Friday evenings. They also offer catering services and the space can be rented out in the evenings Monday through Saturday.
Menu items include entree salads, Sicilian-style garlic bread, meatball and cheese grinders, smokey chicken panini, roasted sirloin of beef sandwiches, chili and chicken spiedini.
Mario and Kathy Scaglia plan to retire after more than 40 years in the restaurant business. Kathy Scaglia Green has been in the residential real estate business for eight months for Reece Nichols under the team name Locate.
▪ Grinders’ owner Jeff “Stretch” Rumaner is planning a mid-October opening for his new Leavenworth location. He has been renovating the former High Noon Saloon & Brewery at 206 Choctaw for Grinders High Noon & MMMicrobrewery. He said it will have the same “atmosphere, concerts and bands, house-made New York-style pizza, famous Philly cheesesteaks, ‘death’ wings and craft beers” as Grinders locations in the Crossroads and at Grinder's Stonewall in Lenexa.
It will have a horseshoe-shaped bar and old railroad station coffee urns as the beer tap system with 31 beers on tap.
Stretch also is looking to expand and is considering such cities as Liberty, Omaha, Wichita, Des Moines, Tulsa, and Springfield, Mo. — but no strip mall locations.
▪ Cafe Noble coffee roasters opened in mid-August in the front part of the Pirate’s Bone Coffee shop at 645 E. 59th St. Chase Scroggins is typically on site roasting his coffee beans from 8 a.m. to noon weekdays and on Saturday afternoons. He also sells his coffee at Badseed farmers market, 1909 McGee St. on Friday nights and is starting to sell to retail and restaurant clients.
“When I moved here from Alabama I really got into the coffee culture and I just dove in. I quit my job in May and it is now my full-time gig,” Scroggins said.
▪ Pie Five Pizza Co. is now open in Camelot Court, 11725 Roe Ave., Leawood. 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.
A Westport update
Bridger's Bottle Shop, which sold more than 600 cold beers for drinking on the premises or taking home, and its shop within a shop, Preservation Market, opened at 510 Westport Road in early 2014. The Local Pig later took over the space but this month posted a sign on the door says: “Closed. We look forward to seeing you at the East Bottoms butcher shop.”
The owners of Bridger’s and Local Pig did not return phone calls. However, a real estate site is advertising the space for a sublease at $220,000, but terms weren’t available. The landlord would have to approve any sublease.
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