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

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KC Daiquiri Shop Bistreaux closed on October 15th. The cajun/creole concept featured drinks and was located at 8725 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park.

Betty Rae’s Ice Cream is opening a new location this week at 10470 S. Ridgeview Road in Olathe.

A Missouri chain of bars, International Tap House, is opening a new location this month in Lee’s Summit at 3rd in Main Street.

Hemma Hemma is a new breakfast cafeteria, delivery service, and market in Waldo. 7122 Wornall Road, KCMO.

Kon Tiki Room is a new bar opening in the Crossroads at 1922 Baltimore.

The Other Place is opening in November in Mission. The pizzeria and bar will be occupying the former the former Avelluto’s Italian Delight space at 6522 Martway St.

Alsuper Mexican Market is opening in 2024 at 10400 Shawnee Mission Pkwy. The concept will be a market and kitchen with food to-go.

Waldo Thai and Buck Tui are opening a food truck called Sandos Shack that will offer “comfort food with a twist.” It will be serving in the City Market neighborhood.

The owners of Grand Street Café, Rick & Kristi Ghirdli, recently sold their Plaza location to their general manager. They are opening a new location in Lenexa.

The Big Biscuit is planning to open a new location in the former Don Chilito’s space at 7017 Johnson Drive.

The Roasterie Café is now open in the new UMB Bank building at 1310 Carondelet Drive in south Kansas City, Missouri. This was the former location of the famous EBT restaurant. At State Line Road and I-435.

The Drunken Worm at 1405 W. 39th St. in Kansas City, Missouri announced in September that it was closing.

HomeGrown is opening a new location in the former Flying Saucer Draught Emporium space in the Kansas City Power & Light District. The chain is a breakfast and lunch concept featuring locally sourced ingredients and drinks.

Poio Mexican BBQ at 800 S. Seventh St. in Kansas City, Kansas closed back in April.

Modern Market is opening a location soon at 4046 W. 83rd St. in Corinth Square.

Total Wine & More has taken over the Lukas Fine Wine & Spirits’ store located at 13657 Washington Street, Kansas City, Mo. This is located near Martin City, just southeast of where State Line Road terminates at 135th Street. Lukas has left the Kansas City market.

Rancho’s Mexican Food at 3214 Main St. in Kansas City, MO closed at some point earlier this year.

Copps Pizza Co. Bar & Grill, a chain based in Nebraska, opened at 6301 W. 135th St. in Overland Park.

The former IHOP building at Linwood and Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri has been demolished. It was an Asian restaurant for years and was recently P Moore & Moore BBQ.

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