Locally owned Bread & Butter Concepts had planned to open G. Berto Cucina in Westwood’s Woodside Village in late 2015. But delays pushed back the opening, and now the company says it is moving on.
In a statement, founder Alan Gaylin said: “I am passionate about bringing a modern Italian restaurant to the community. However, the timing of the completion of the Woodside Village project conflicted with many other projects at Bread & Butter Concepts, we are growing our local business and have had to make the tough business decision as to which of those projects we could successfully open.”
Bread & Butter Concepts originally announced an early November 2015 opening for G. Berto Cucina for the Woodside Village development, at the corner of 47th Place and Rainbow Boulevard. The 6,500-square-foot restaurant was to offer a modern take on classic Italian dishes.
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Woodside Village is a public-private partnership with Tanner & White Properties Inc. The $65-million-plus mixed-use development project will include the renovation and expansion of the Woodside Health & Tennis Club, almost 30,000 square feet of retail space and 330 new residential living units.
An official with Tanner & White declined to comment on the G. Berto Cucina decision.
Bread & Butter Concepts was founded in 2009. Its other concepts include BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Gram & Dun, The Oliver, Taco Republic and Urban Table.
A BRGR Kitchen + Bar also is scheduled to open in September in Leawood. Bread & Butter’s Stock Hill Kansas City Steakhouse is under construction just south of the Country Club Plaza, and its 10,000-square-foot Cherry Hall event center, at 1720 Cherry St., is scheduled to open in early 2017.
Another Woodside Village tenant, Omaha’s Blue Sushi Sake Grill, had scheduled a spring 2016 opening but now plans a fall opening.
It serves dishes at the center of the table in a traditional Japanese style that is meant for sharing. It has a large maki, sashimi and nigiri menu, as well as Asian-inspired cold and hot plates.