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Ingredient shuts down in Leawood, and other retail and restaurant updates

Ingredient True Eatery has closed in Park Place.

Bread & Butter Concepts became a minority partner in Ingredient a year ago and had a management contract with plans to become the majority owner at a later date. It rebranded the location as Ingredient True Eatery.

Alan Gaylin, founder of Bread & Butter, said the majority owner of Ingredient decided to close the Leawood location at 11563 Ash St.

The majority owner couldn’t be reached for comment. Park Place officials declined to comment.

Ingredient’s downtown location shut down in April 2015 and Bread & Butter Concepts opened República in the former Ingredient space on the Country Club Plaza in mid-2015.

In other Kansas restaurant/retail updates:

▪ Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has broken ground on a new location at 2435 Iowa in Lawrence. The 2,700-square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open this spring.

The chain offers fresh (never frozen) chicken fingers with its special Cane’s sauce, sides like crinkle-cut fries and coleslaw, and freshly brewed sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

A Westport location is scheduled to open in late April.

▪ Zoës Kitchen, a fast casual restaurant concept serving fresh Mediterranean-inspired dishes, is scheduled to open Feb. 23 in Corbin Park, 6405 W. 135th St., Overland Park.

▪ Noodles & Company plans an August opening at 1703 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The fast-casual restaurant, based in Broomfield, Colo., offers international and American noodle dishes, as well as soups, salads, pasta and sandwiches.

▪ Earlier this month Sprouts Farmers Market said it planned a second quarter opening in Overland Park’s Nall Hills Shopping Center, 9620 Nall Ave. The specialty grocery store chain has now narrowed the opening to this summer.

▪ 4 Wheel Parts opened Monday at 6900 W. 119th St., Overland Park. The Compton, Calif.-based company was founded in 1961 and now has 73 locations. The company said it has $100 million in inventory, offering truck and Jeep after-market accessories from about 600 manufacturers. The Overland Park location also has a full-service installation shop. A grand opening is scheduled for March 12 with giveaways, food and entertainment.

▪ After 15 years in the Mission Road Antique Mall, The Bloomsbury Bistro plans to shut down on Saturday. Chef Cari Jo Cavalcante opened the bistro in April 2001 but she relocated to Pennsylvania in 2012. She said it was now time to “pursue other opportunities.” She will concentrate on finishing The Bloomsbury Bistro Cookbook and her website, and will launch a blog this spring with updates on the cookbook and food trends.

She returned to the bistro, at 4101 W. 83rd St, Prairie Village, on Feb. 8 to oversee the closing and say goodbye to her customers.

“We were able to put out a quality product that stayed consistent for 15 years,” Cavalcante said.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC

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