bobbyhawks wrote:Not breakfast as in, it is not a breakfast specific joint, or as in, it doesn't/wouldn't serve breakfast at all? Pizza, BBQ, and Stroud's are what come to mind. I would think "no" on pizza considering whatever that concept is next to Johnny's. Stroud's would be a huge leap for them considering they like older places and waited for years to expand to avoid getting walloped on price. BBQ makes sense if Cordish is willing to bend over on rent for a long period of time.
"Closer to local than national" would indicate that the place perhaps has some other restaurants in the region (like Lawrence, Wichita, Omaha, Columbia, STL, Tulsa), but doesn't have a full presence in say three or more major cities. Stroud's, Okie Joe's, Blanc, and... wait... now I am having an epiphany that is a bit absurd... but what if... no... but what if Justus Drugstore 2.0 is the "regional," more local than national restaurant that will come to the P&L? That's crazy, right? They were looking into a concept near the Kaufman Center for a while. ColumbusPark's "should be happier" would have to be playing down the news a bit considering this would send the board into a Kansas-City-insider-news-frenzy. That doesn't discount that "more local than national" could not also mean an establishment that would be coming to the center of the metro for the first time.
I kind of doubt if a breakfast joint could make the high rents in the Power and Light District. Kind of hurts when you don't sell much or any alcohol and the plates cost less than 10 bucks each.
One of my problems with the P&L district for dining is that you only have a few of genre's of quality food - steak, seafood and sushi. And then there is a quasi fast food spot at Chipolte and the general American food at Gordon Biersch. The rest of the restaurants are glorified bars. Any number of niche's could and need to be filled.