New tenants for the P&L!

Great news from the Kansas City Business Journal!

Four new tenants, including a twist on a Sprint Nextel Corp. retail store, were announced Tuesday for the Kansas City Power & Light District.

The Cordish Co., Baltimore-based developer of the $850 million entertainment district, said in a release that tenants Sprint Studio, Chefburger, Rum Shack and Living Room will join the district.

"These four venues are representative of the quality and eclectic nature of the overall Kansas City Power & Light District, which will offer a range of experiences from dining to shopping to socializing," Cordish Co. vice president Blake Cordish said in the release.

Sprint Studio is a flagship, 5,500-square-foot interactive retail store that will be adjacent Sprint Center. Visitors will be "coached" on getting the most from Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) products, the release said.

"The Sprint Studio will create a new and unique service for Sprint customers by actively engaging them in our network and its ability to empower them in their daily lives," Sprint Regional Sales President Kim Dixon said in the release.

In October, a Sprint Nextel spokesman said the store had a tentative Jan. 1 opening date.

Chefburger, a creation of local entrepreneur Rob Dalzell, will open in the spring in a 3,300-square-foot space south of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, near tenants The Fudgery and Chipotle. The build-your-own-burger concept, which will have a full bar and an outdoor seating area, will be Dalzell's fourth Kansas City restaurant. He also owns downtown restaurants 1924 Main, Souperman and Pizza Bella.

Caribbean bar Rum Shack will occupy 6,500 square feet on the second level of the Kansas City Live block of the district, along Grand Boulevard. The new concept is owned by John Sullivan of East Coast Saloons, who also owns McFadden's Sports Saloon, a district tenant that opened in November. Rum Shack will feature deejays, a rum bar and an outdoor deck overlooking Sprint Center.

Living Room will offer an outdoor seasonal bar and seating area, along with heaters and fire pits, within the Kansas City Live block. The bar, which will be open six to eight months a year, also will be available for private events.

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