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Zona Rosa’s 54th Street Is Renovating

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Zona Rosa’s 54th Street is getting a makeover and a rebrand! This $2 million renovation includes demoing the current bar area and creating a new outdoor recreational area in the courtyard space next door. They will also be expanding their selection to offer 54 beers on tap (served at 29 degrees) and adding a 100-keg cooler.

The outdoor recreational area will be a 10,000 SF addition, which will include 2 large garage doors for outdoor access, 2 pickleball courts, bocce ball, fire pits, outdoor seating, big screen TV, live music and lawn games.

The restaurant is hoping for an October completion. 54th Street has 32 locations over 4 states, with 4 locations in the Kansas City Metro. The Zona Rosa location opened in 2010.

Zona Rosa Town Center is a mixed-use shopping center with many upscale retailers, restaurants, entertainment, office space and luxury apartments.

Zona Rosa Marketing Package

Click here for the Kansas City Star’s article on 54th Street.

Click here for the Fox4 article on 54th Street.

Ocean Prime Enters KC Market at 46Penn Centre

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The Country Club Plaza‘s newest 14-story office tower development, 46Penn Centre, has hooked its latest tenant. Ocean Prime + Prime Social Rooftop will open this fall in the area’s most popular shopping and dining district. The 8,500 SF restaurant space includes three private dining rooms and a peninsula bar with an extensive menu, including prime steaks, chops, chicken and seafood. Prime Social, the only rooftop venue in Kansas City with views of the Country Club Plaza and Kansas City Metro, will offer weather-proof outdoor dining and a fire pit area on the 5,500 SF lounge. Prime Social will also be available to reserve for private parties and events. Ocean Prime and Prime Social are both new to the Kansas City Market and will bring a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy a meal and/or a cocktail with unmatched views of the city.

Ocean Prime is known to be the ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge. The award-winning restaurant has over 15 locations across the nation. A few of its nearly 20 accolades include Travel and Leisure’s “100 Best Restaurants Worth Splurging On,” Open Table’s “100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out,” CNBC’s “10 Restaurant Brands to Watch,” and the “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.”

Ocean Prime + Prime Social Rooftop is one of many concepts Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC (CMR) owns. CMR was formed in 1998 from the consolidation of six then-existing restaurant limited partnerships for the purpose of developing, owning and operating additional restaurants. It currently operates 36 restaurants in 23 states and the District of Columbia, with more in anticipation throughout the next years. CMR strives to exceed the guest’s expectations on every plate, at every table, at every meal, at every restaurant, in every city and state, and to do it time after time.

46Penn is excited to have landed both the Ocean Prime and Prime Social concepts, and CMR is looking forward to its first entry into the Kansas City Market. AREA Real Estate Advisors was happy to assist Block Real Estate Services and the owners of 46Penn Centre with this high quality, high energy “prime” deal!

PLATE to Open Second Restaurant at Park Place

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Local culinary favorite, Plate Restaurant is expanding its footprint with a second location in Fall 2021. The new restaurant will occupy the 5,972 SF former California Pizza Kitchen space at 11655 Ash Street in Park Place.

The modern Italian eatery, created by local restauranteur Christian Joseph in 2014, features an award-winning dining experience. Menu items include homemade pizza, pasta, focaccia and other regional favorites prepared daily in the scratch kitchen.

“For us, it is truly all about hospitality and the guest experience,” says Joseph. “When we realized we needed a second location to cater to our burgeoning customer base, we knew that Park Place in Leawood was ideal for our first expansion. We are thrilled to be able to bring our next-level dining experience to this location.”

Plate is currently located in Brookside at 701 E 63rd Street, which is a relocation after their original restaurant was destroyed by a fire in 2017. The restaurant currently serves lunch, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch with indoor and outdoor seating.

Park Place Village is a 483,984 square foot mixed-use property made up of 10-building complex’s that offers a variety of amenities including boutique shops, upscale restaurants and cafés. The surrounding area features the Aloft Hotel, 120 apartments, 30 townhouses and 27 lofts.

AREA Real Estate Advisors handled the real estate transaction on behalf of Plate. Retail agent, Rich DuVall said “Park Place is the ideal location for this restaurant’s loyal customer base. There is a need for the taste of central Italy, especially their traditional pizzas, in Leawood, and there’s no better location for that than the top-quality office and retail property that Park Place has always been.”

Click here for the Kansas City Star’s article on Plate.

Click here for the Kansas City Business Journal article.

Bluhawk Development Progress

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Bluhawk mixed-use development at 159th & Antioch in Overland Park has continued progressing, with recent restaurant additions to the Marketplace. Cactus Grill and Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ are now open; Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will open soon. TJMaxx is under construction and set to open in the spring. Bluhawk Marketplace is anchored by Cosentino’s Market and includes several other local and national retail and restaurants.

Bluhawk Sports Park, a 309,000 square-foot indoor multisport complex and 120,000 square-foot arena, is set to start construction in the spring or summer of 2021. Along with the sports park, a 99-room Holiday Inn Express will start construction as well. There are 2 other hotels planned for the development.

Bluhawk development also includes two, 16,000 SF one-story office buildings. Availabilities include 1,000 SF to 16,000 SF of medical or general office space.

AREA’s Matt Vaupell handles the retail leasing for Bluhawk and Mike Levitan and Adam Abrams handle the office leasing. Contact them for leasing details.

Click to download the leasing package for retail and office.


Grand Place Strives To Be Crossroads Art District Main Hub

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Grand Place, the $98 million redevelopment of the Kansas City Star building, is working towards being the next best thing in the Crossroads Art District, establishing a benchmark for leaders in innovation, business, design and community.

To make Grand Place unique for the Crossroads Art District, they will be putting aside 12,000 SF of free space for incubator artists to use for two years, creating a festival for the space, and incorporating commission pieces throughout the building. The commission pieces will include four nine foot chrome letters S, T, A and R that’ll be placed throughout the plaza, artwork commemorating the newspaper industry in the lobby, and a sculpture utilizing about 1,000 old valves removed during interior demolition. “The project is infused with art and the relationship with the Crossroads Arts Community as well as preserving the history of the building and the KC Star,” said developer Vince Bryant of 3D Development.

“We hope we can take this very large building and make it part of this annual festival and draw people in, very similar to the ArtPrize festival.”

Grand Place redevelopment is located between 17th & 18th Street on Grand Blvd. The redevelopment will include: a rooftop patio with bar and skyline views; a clubroom with breakfast and lunch service for tenants, guests and private events; a boiler room converted to an upscale barbershop, spa and locker rooms; a European style market and food hall with 15 kiosk kitchens, a bar, lounge and cafe; and finally a private plaza drive for guest arrival and pick-up items from the Market Place. Along with all of the main building amenities, the redevelopment will also include a future restaurant, office building and bank/retail site with an approved drive-thru.

Click here for the marketing package

To join the excitement, please contact AREA’s brokers:
Tim Schaffer – 816.876.2535
Sean Craven – 816.777.2838
Tiffany Ruzicka – 816.876.2513

To view the City Scene KC‘s take on the future and finances of the Grand Place, click here.

To listen to AREA’s podcast with Vince Bryant, click here.