▪ The Brooksider Sports Bar & Grill is back with new owners.
Dennis Harper and Bob Babcock, who also own Harpo’s in Westport, purchased the Brooksider for an undisclosed price and recently reopened the venue at 6330 Brookside Plaza.
They plan a few cosmetic changes and some new menu items, while keeping daily specials like Taco Tuesdays.
“It’s a good brand in a good location,” Babcock said.
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The kitchen staff is back, as well as some of the bartenders and servers.
The former owners, Michael DePalma and Rob Maloney, temporarily closed the Brooksider this summer after a tax dispute.
▪ Gomer’s Fine Wine and Spirits is expanding.
The Kansas City company plans to open Gomer’s State Line at 1606 W. 75th St. by mid-December after a remodeling.
Berbiglia formerly occupied the space just east of State Line Road.
Berbiglia still has five stores in midtown as well as three more stores in Brookside, Waldo and south Kansas City. Two other Northland locations are listed on its website but the owners said those locations are closed.
▪ Sisters Vicki and Carol LaBruzzo’s new River Market venue, LaBruzzo’s Sweet Oven, is now open at 520 Walnut. Menu items include Italian cookies, cannoli, cream puffs, apple strudel, tiramisu, coffee drinks and more.
They took 1,500 square feet of the former Hickok’s Bar & Grill space.
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