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

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It’s time for a round up of restaurant openings, closings, and other news for December 2023.

  • Red Sash Brewing is acquiring Double Shift brewing. Double Shift is part of the wave of breweries that opened in the Crossroads District in the early 2010s.
  • Asian Cafe is a new Vietnamese / Chinese restaurant at 312 W. 8 Street, in the Garment District in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Mesob is opening a new location on December 2nd at 5225 NW 64th Street in North Kansas City.
  • Rockin’ Wok Thai Room opened is early December in the upstairs space of RC’s in Martin City (330 E 135 St., KCMO). The Thai concept is being opened by Rob and Sommack Paxton, who own Thai House (on Holmes) and restaurants in other cities.
  • Daily Kitchen has closed in the City Market.
  • Vested Coffee is closing their two locations this month.
  • Los Gallitos Fresh Mexican Grill has opened in the former Salsa Grill Cantina space at 6508 Martway Street in Mission.
  • The Lemon Cake Bakery is opening soon in Mission Farms in Leawood (10683 Mission Rd). The bakery was originally a project of Café Europa in Brookside, KCMO.
  • The Kansas City Current have announced that Martin City Brewing Company will be a vendor in their new stadium which opens in 2024. The restaurant will be serving pizza slices and beer.
  • Gianni’s Italian Restaurant has opened at 13135 State Line Road.
  • McLean’s Bakery has opened a new location in Stanley at 15102 Travis Street, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Teetasty Foods is a new Nigerian restaurant, bar, and caterer at 3711 SW Trafficway in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • The folks behind the Green Dirt Farm are opening a new restaurant and shop in the Crossroads called Green Dirt on Oak. Look for a February opening at 1601 Oak St..
  • The former Metro North Shopping Center location in north Kansas City is getting several new restaurants in early 2024 including KPOT Korean BBQ and Hot Pot and Third Street Social.
  • The Black Pantry is opening a new location in the 3100 block of Troost in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • The Limit Pub & Grub has opened at 523 E. Red Bridge Road.
  • Roscoe’s BBQ in Edwardsville, Kansas is re-opening next year. The sons of the previous owner are re-opening in the original location, which had closed in 2022.
  • Abarrotes Segura is a Mexican restaurant that opened this past week in downtown Grandview, Missouri. 712 Main St.
  • Nico & Ana’s is an Italian restaurant that opened in 2022 at 6541 W 119th St. in Leawood.
  • Community Groceries is a new grocery store at the corner of Troost Avenue and Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.

KC Current has been announcing the vendors for their new stadium, all of which have been local so far.

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