Friday, February 8, 2008

Power and Light


This is a great list from Joyce Smith and the Kansas City Star, showcasing the new bars, restaurants, and other businesses opening soon in downtown's Power and Light District. Also, check out this fantastic video from the P&L website!! This is the stuff that really gets a person excited about our beautiful downtown!

Power & Light District tenants

About 30 tenants have been announced for the Kansas City Power & Light District, and 14 are expected to be open for the Big 12 Tournament in mid-March. That’s around 100,000 square feet of restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and specialty retail to give sports fans a place to chill out between games.

The 14 scheduled to open before March 10:

•Angel’s Rock Bar, a 4,000-square-foot nightclub, is scheduled to open at 1323 Walnut St., on the second level of the Kansas City Live block, on March 7.

•Bristol Seafood Grill, an 8,000-square-feet boutique-styled restaurant offering fresh ocean fare, will open at 51 E. 14th St. between Main and Walnut streets. It is scheduled to open for dinner on Feb. 26 and for lunch on Feb. 27.

•Chefburger, a 3,300-square-foot, locally owned build-your-own burger joint, is scheduled to open at 1350 Walnut St. on March 6.

•Chipotle Mexican Grill, a 2,400-square-foot fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain, plans to open a location at 1370 Walnut St. the week of Feb. 25.

•Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que, a 6,300-square-foot family-oriented chain restaurant with full bar, will open at 131 E. 14th St., between Walnut and Grand. It is scheduled to open for lunch and dinner on Feb. 22.

•Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, an 8,500-square-foot brewery and restaurant, is expected to open at 100 E. 14th St., on the southwest corner of Kansas City Live! block, on March 10.

•Howl at the Moon, a 4,700-square-foot, dueling piano entertainment concept, opens today at 1334 Grand on the second floor of the Kansas City Live! block.

•Lucky Strike, a 20,000-square-foot-plus upscale bowling lounge, is expected to open at 1370 Grand in early March.

•McFadden’s Sports Saloon, a 6,900-square-foot sports fueled, Irish-themed pub, opened Nov. 9 at 1330 Grand.

•Raglan Road Irish Pub, a 10,000-square-foot handcrafted pub featuring authentic 130-year-old bars and fine antiques, is scheduled to open the first week of March at 170 E. 14th St.

•Sprint Studio, a 5,500-square-foot interactive retail store at 161 E. 14th St., is scheduled to open before the Big 12 Tournament.

•Ted’s Montana Grill, a 5,400-square-foot classic American grill with made-from-scratch dishes, is scheduled to open for dinner Monday at 101 E. 14th St., at the southeast corner of 14th and Walnut streets. It will start serving lunch on Tuesday.

•Tengo Sed Cantina, a 4,000-square-foot authentic Mexican restaurant and late-night party place, is expected to open at 1330 Walnut St., on the Kansas City Live! block, on March 7.

•Vinino, a 3,800-square-foot Italian bistro, opened Nov. 16 at 1320 Grand.

The rest of the announced tenants:

AMC Mainstreet Theatre will be a six-screen all-digital theater and AMC Midland Theatre will be a live performance venue. Opening dates have not been announced.

•Bice Bistro/Bice Cafe/Bice Lounge, with Italian fare, will occupy an 8,700-square-foot space at 14 E. 14th St., at the northeast corner of 14th and Main streets. An opening date has not been announced.

•Cosentino’s Downtown Gourmet Market, a 35,000-square-foot store planned for 10 E. 13th St., at the northeast corner of 13th and Main streets, is scheduled to open this summer.

•Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, an 8,400-square-foot operation specializing in international, high-quality handcrafted beers, is scheduled to open at 101 E. 13th St. in early May.

•The Fudgery chain plans to open a 1,740-square-foot fudge shop on the west side of Walnut between 13th and 14th streets. An opening date has not been announced.

•GNC, 1,700-square-feet specialty retailer of nutritional products, will open a location on the south side of 12th Street between Main and Walnut. An opening date has not been announced

•Jos. A Bank Clothiers, a 4,300-square-foot retailer of men’s classically styled tailored and casual clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories, is scheduled to open on the west side of Main Street between 13th and 14th streets. An opening date has not been announced.

•Latteland Espresso & Tea, a locally owned 1,700-square-foot operation serving coffee drinks, blended iced drinks, fresh fruit smoothies and bakery items, is expected to open at the corner of 12th and Main streets this summer.

•Living Room, a seasonal high-end outdoor lounge, is expected to open in the center of the Kansas City Live! block courtyard in the spring.

•Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant and bar specializing in bourbons, will open on the second floor, west side of the Kansas City Live! block. An opening date has not been announced.

•Mosaic Lounge, with 7,100-square feet, will open at 1331 Walnut, on the second floor of the Kansas City Live! block, facing Grand between 13th and 14th streets. An opening date has not been announced.

•Peachtree Restaurant, a 5,481-square-foot comfort/soul food/Southern cuisine restaurant, is expected to open at 14th and Main streets in early April.

Plaza Ford Ideal, a 950-square-foot dry cleaning business, will open on Main Street between 12th and 13th streets. An opening date has not been announced.

•Polished, 1,195-square-feet nail salon, will open on Main Street between 12th and 13th streets. An opening date has not been announced.

•Rum Shack, a 6,500-square-foot Caribbean-style nightclub, will open on the second floor of the eastern side of the Kansas City Live! block. An opening date has not been announced.

•Tangerine, a 7,500-square-foot restaurant formerly announced as ChinaBAR, will be in the Kansas City Live block. An opening date has not been announced.

3 comments:

  1. Chipotle would be smart to stay open in order to serve those bar patrons. Looks like there will be plenty of good barley and hops opportunities!

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  2. sexy is as sexy doesFebruary 20, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    I am so excited that Kansas City is finally vamping up downtown!

    March 7th Angel’s Rock Bar opens and I will be one of the lovely bartenders making sure you have a night to remember!!

    MArch 7th...
    Come see us...
    You won'y regret it...

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  3. This list is the best source for P&L openings. Even better than their own site! Do us a favor and keep this thing updated. I've come back to this article a half a dozen times already!

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