It’s a bar. It’s a food hall. But most importantly, it’s a two-story, 18,000-square-foot space where Kansas Citians and visitors can come to eat, drink and be merry. We’re talking about Parlor, a food hall coming to the Crossroads Arts District at the end of August.
Located at 1707 Locust and built by Hufft Projects, Parlor is the brainchild of Meriwether Companies, based in Boulder, Colo.
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“From the very beginning, it was clear that Parlor was an opportunity tosupport Kansas City,” Dominic Hoferer, general manager, says. “It was incredibly important that this be a local project, and that’s going to be our culture and our identity.”
The food hall will feature two full-service bars and seven rotating food tenants, as well as shuffleboard, stadium-style seating and an all-seasons patio on the second floor. The bars will include a variety of craft cocktails, 10 beer taps, two wine taps and two cocktail taps.
Six out of the seven food tenants have been confirmed, and they include Farm to Market Sandwich Co.; Yucatan and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from Karbon; Nashville-style hot chicken from Mother Clucker; Providence Pizza; Korean-style bowls from Sura Eats; and Vildhast, Krokstrom Klubb & Market’s sister restaurant, which serves Scandinavian street food.
With a rotating list of restaurants and food concepts, Parlor will be able to cater to the demands of customers as well as the up-and-coming chefs who have something new to offer.
“We’re trying to give them a platform,” Hoferer says. “The idea is you can provide a creative person with their own kitchen and their own space and they can do it for a fraction of the cost of a brick and mortar.”
For updates on Parlor’s grand opening, follow @parlorkcmo on Instagram.