Kansas City Restaurant Openings, Closings, and News – August 2023

  • Discourse Brewing is a new microbrewery set to open in September in the Windmill Square Shopping Center. This is just south of 95th and Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Meshuggah Bagels is planning a new location in Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop has opened a new location in Overland Park at 7921 Santa Fe Drive.
  • Chingu Coffee recently opened in the West Plaza (1201 W. 47th St.).
  • Private chef Ashley Bare is opening Hemma Hemma in the former District Pour House + Kitchen space at 7122 Wornall Road in Kansas City, Missouri (Waldo). The concept will feature a cafeteria, coffee bar, and instructional kitchen.
  • Random’s Coffee has opened in Belton, Missouri at 414 Main Street.
  • Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill on West 39th street closed this week, citing staffing issues.
  • Kimchi and Bap is opening a stall this week at the Lenexa Public Market.
  • Kata Nori Hand Roll Bar is opening in late August in the Crossroads District at 404 E. 18th Street.
  • An Indian-style pizza restaurant called Pizza Palace is opening this week in Lawrence, Kansas at 125 E. 10th St.
  • Paris Bánh Mì is opening this fall at 1106 Westport Road in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the former location of Mike’s Wine and Spirits.
  • Kansas City chefs are competing on national TV to represent their ‘underrated’ culinary scene
  • Abelardo’s Mexican Fresh is opening a new location in Shawnee in a former Kentucky Taco Hut building at 5650 Hedge Lane Terrace.
  • Aspens Restaurant and Lounge at 6995 W. 151st St. in Overland Park has closed. The restaurant was the site of some controversy.
  • Char Bar is opening a new location this Fall in Parkville. It will be located in the new Creekside Development, which is located near Interstate 435 and Missouri Highway 45.
  • Johnson County is adding a new free bus route serving Lenexa, Mission, and the Overland Park Farmers’ Market.
  • Palacio Maya Mexican Restaurant is coming to the former IHOP location at 5201 NW 64th Street in Platte County.
Pizza Tascio in Waldo
Pizza Tascio recent opened a new location in Waldo / Brookside in the former Classic Cookie space at 409 W Gregory Blvd in Kansas City, Missouri.
Nick the Greek is a national chain which just opened a location at Ward Parkway Mall at 8807 State Line Rd, Kansas City, Missouri.
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