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A Legend in the Dining Industry
April 24, 2007
The Gilbert/Robinson restaurant company hasn't existed since the mid-1990s, but a reunion of employees is to be held April 28, 2007, in Overland Park. The restaurants associated with Gilbert/Robinson in...
Another Iconic KC Restaurant Closes its Doors
December 21, 2014
Article announces that the Golden Ox restaurant, opened in the West Bottoms in 1949, has closed following its final dinner service on Saturday, December 21, 2014. Bill Haw Sr., owner of the Livestock Exchange...
Chicken Lovers, Icon Is Set to Fry in Fairway
April 4, 2008
Article about the opening of Stroud's South in Fairway, Kansas, on Monday, April 7, 2008. Includes a photo of Stroud's owner Mike Donegan.
Dairy Queen Franchiser Takes KC Store to Court
September 2, 2011
The owners of the iconic “old landmark” Dairy Queen in Independence at 2635 Independence Ave. are being sued for violation of minimum standards. Esther McMurray began working there in 1966 as day manager,...
Danny Edwards Ready To Make His Move
June 12, 2007
Danny Edwards Famous Kansas City Barbecue (1227 Grand Boulevard), a popular downtown eatery for 23 years, is relocating to 2900 Southwest Boulevard. The new owner of the Grand street property, Jon Copaken,...
East Crossroads is Rising
February 23, 2015
Article on the growing development on the east side of the Crossroads district, from Grand Boulevard to Campbell and Truman Road south to 20th Street. Attracted by the proximity to Downtown and affordable...
Hereford House Belongs to History
February 4, 2010
The downtown Hereford House resturant was demolished February 3, 2010. The Anderson Restaurant Group, which owned the restaurant, opened the Prime Rib Grill nearby and is looking for a new downtown location...
His Legacy Will Endure
November 26, 2010
Founder of Gilbert/Robinson, along with Joe Gilbert and his son Bill Gilbert, Paul Robinson "eventually opened more than 170 restaurants nationwide with sales of more than $300 million." Robinson believed...
KC Masterpiece Eatery Closes after 22 Years
July 29, 2009
The original KC Masterpiece Barbecue & Grill in Overland Park has closed.
Local Pub Planned for Plaza
July 5, 2011
Locally owned Bread & Butter Concepts plans to open another restaurant in the Kansas City area, the Gram & Dun, at the former Baja 600 restaurant on the Plaza at 600 Ward Parkway. Alan Gaylin and Glynn...
Makeover Outline Aired
June 6, 2014
Article provides details of a planned makeover of the Halls Plaza building located at 211 Nichols Road following the department store's closing set for August 3, 2014. A representative from Highwoods Properties,...
One-Time Customers Now Own 'Magical' Independence Locale
January 31, 2012
Short article with color photo of owners and stained-glass windows in the former Sermon-Anderson building. Sermon-Anderson were "deocrators and designers to many of Kansas City's exclusive addesses." The...
Peachtree to Leave KC's Jazz District
December 14, 2007
The Peachtree restaurant located in the 18th and Vine area is moving to the new Kansas City Power & Light District in the spring. The soul food restaurant is looking for a location with more foot traffic....
Restaurant Owner Faces Arson Charges
June 23, 2010
Rodney J. Anderson, part owner of the Hereford House restaurant, was charged with conspiracy, arson, and mail fraud on June 21, 2010, in connection with the 2008 fire that destroyed the restaurant.
Restaurants to Close
October 11, 2011
"Benton's Prime Steakhouse, The Peppercorn Duck Club, and Skies Restaurant & Lounge will close when Starwood Hotels & Resorts takes over as operator of the Hyatt Regency Crown Center hotel." Starwood also...
Ted's Leaves the KC Area
November 16, 2010
The chain restaurant, Ted's Montana Grill, in Leawood, Power & Light District, and Kansas City, Kansas, closed because of declining sales.
They'll Choke Their Chickens in JoCo Now
October 19, 2007
Stroud's restaurant, known for their fried chicken, will relocate from south Kansas City the former Breadmaker spot at 4200 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway, Kansas. Stroud's motto is "We Choke Our Own...
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