Retail | AREA Real Estate Advisors - Part 2

PLATE to Open Second Restaurant at Park Place

By | No Comments

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

By | No Comments

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.

Click to download the leasing package for retail and office.


Grand Place Strives To Be Crossroads Art District Main Hub

By | No Comments

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.

Nekter Joins South Plaza- 4800Main

By | No Comments

Nekter Juice Bar will open this summer in South Plaza! The juice bar will take 1,850 square feet (the former Eat Fit Go space) at 4800 Main Street in Kansas City.

Founded in Southern California in 2010, Nekter is quickly becoming one of the restaurant industry’s most successful emerging brands today.  With nearly 100 restaurants across the United States, they make drinking green juice an easy, but important part of your day! This will be Nekter’s second location in the KC Metro, with a current location in Hawthorne Plaza at 119th & Roe in Overland Park.

The restaurant has entirely transformed the juice bar experience by offering total ingredient transparency, eliminating unnecessary sugars, processed ingredients, and artificial flavors from its entire menu.  The menu is simple – six fresh juices, seven smoothies and five acai bowls along with a few healthy snacks!

Nekter will join Power Life Yoga, Stock Hill, Nail Society, Duck & Roll and Banksia (opening soon). For leasing on the one remaining retail space at 4800Main, click here or contact Tiffany Ruzicka.

Gardner’s New Trails Development Receives Approval

By | No Comments

Gardner City Council approved the zoning on a 262-acre mixed-use development which includes retail, multifamily and single family housing. The $200M development is located at the southeast corner of 175th Street & I-35 in Gardner, KS.

Phase 1 of New Trails, the retail portion of the development, will consist of retail/restaurant pads, a convenience store and a hotel opportunity.

“We are very excited to be a part of the marketing of the retail portion of this long-awaited project in the Gardner submarket. We have received very positive activity during our initial push on the first phase of the retail portion of the project and are looking forward to continuing to build that momentum in the coming months,” AREA’s Matt Vaupell told MetroWire Media in an interview earlier this week.

Grata Development plans to start construction on the development this fall. To read the full story from Metrowire, click here.

For leasing information, download our marketing package here, or contact Matt Vaupell.