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Overland Park Restaurants: Dining for Every Occasion at Bluhawk
Part of what makes Bluhawk such a great space for businesses, residents and visitors alike is its collection of some of the top restaurants in Overland Park. Retail stores and other businesses benefit from the heavy traffic attracted by great food options, and vice versa. Residents enjoy the array of retail and restaurants just steps from their front doors. And visitors love that they can visit Bluhawk to make a day of shopping, relaxing and eating at their favorite Overland Park restaurants.
Fortunately for all Kansas City residents, Bluhawk has great dining options for every occasion, no matter what cuisine you’re craving. And as we continue to search for the only the best tenants to lease at our innovative mixed-use development, the list is only growing.
Gather with Family & Friends at Gyu-Kaku Japanese Barbecue Restaurant
Whether you’re looking for the perfect setting for a group celebration or simply want to spend quality time with friends and family, Gyu-Kaku is the Overland Park restaurant you’ve been waiting for. This authentic Japanese yakiniku (Japanese barbecue) restaurant creates a dining experience like no other.
Guests enjoy premium cooked meats, from harami skirt steak to angus kalbi short ribs, over a flaming charcoal grill. Almost anything you can order will pair well with sake, ice-cold beers or shōchū (a delicious distilled Japanese liquor). Although the restaurant is known for its high-quality Japanese cuisine, coming together to laugh and enjoy each other’s company is what Gyu-Kaku is truly all about.
Cactus Grill and Costa Vida Have You Covered on Taco Tuesday—or Any Day
For those who wish every day was Taco Tuesday, there’s Cactus Grill. This authentic Mexican eatery added its name to the strong list of tenants coming to Bluhawk last year. Now it’s open for business, serving Bluhawk residents and visitors classic dishes from south of the border. Ideal for group outings, it’s a great place to unwind with the famous Sangria Swirl Margarita or an ice-cold cerveza.
The Cactus Grill menu includes all your Mexican cuisine favorites, and you can always expect a lively atmosphere, whether you stop by for lunch or dinner. When it comes to anything Tex-Mex, Cactus Grill is at the top of our Overland Park restaurants list.
Looking for a quick escape to the coast? Costa Vida offers Bluhawk visitors burritos, salads, enchiladas, tacos and more, filled with fresh ingredients and packed with the smoky flavors of Baja California Sur. If fresh Mexican food is what you’re after, don’t miss it!
Red Door Grill Overland Park: Your Upscale Neighborhood Joint
Bluhawk’s Red Door Grill is the place where after-work happy hours turn into memorable dinners with friends. From their legendary Woodfired Wings to the mouthwatering Kansas City Strip, you can’t go wrong with this menu. And don’t forget to check the daily specials. Red Door Grill in Overland Park offers an inviting experience for every occasion from casual drinks to business lunches and romantic date nights.
Enjoy Jersey Mike’s, Panera Bread & Tropical Smoothie Café in Overland Park
There’s no shortage of options for sandwich lovers at Bluhawk. The same goes for toasted flatbreads, wraps and bowls when you factor in all the cafés and delis here. Jersey Mike’s in Overland Park, KS, delivers generous portions of your deli favorites in sub form. Our Panera Bread offers good food that makes you feel good in a warm, welcoming environment. And Tropical Smoothie Café boasts bold, flavorful smoothies to pair with your delightful lunches in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.
Ready to Lease Among the Top Restaurants in Overland Park?
Bluhawk’s strength as a business location isn’t just the innovative concept. It’s also our high-quality tenants, and that’s something we have in spades when it comes to Overland Park restaurants.
We’d love to add your business to our growing list of top-tier tenants to help us continue to achieve our vision for the property: to create an innovative mixed-use destination built to energize and excite. Contact us today if you’re interested in leasing at Bluhawk!
Kansas City living is about to change. The boom of mixed-use communities in the real estate industry over the last few years is bound to impact the future of apartments in Overland Park. While many have heard of these new developments, they may not know all the benefits that come with living in these modern neighborhoods. Mixed-use areas provide plenty of great advantages to both renters and businesses alike.
What are Mixed-Use Communities?
Mixed-use communities are a budding type of development that combines the best of urban and suburban life. Rather than a detached home outside of the city, or an apartment complex downtown, mixed-use communities contain residential areas like single-family homes, apartments, grocery stores, gyms, hospitals and other amenities in a single neighborhood.
These communities are a growing response to the desire for community and entertainment when it comes to real estate. Millennials, in particular, are a driving force behind this shift. Young buyers want to move into a neighborhood with a welcoming community, convenient stores, restaurants and entertainment. Mixed-use developments like Bluhawk are here to make that happen.
How Mixed-Use Communities Will Change Apartments
The apartment industry hasn’t seen a shift this big in generations. With the exception of better housing codes and more amenities, renters have been working with the same market for decades. But now, mixed-use developments are changing things, like with apartments in Overland Park.
Rather than looking at square feet, whether there’s a pool, or neighborhood safety, the next generation of renters can, and should, ask for so much more. Access to healthy eating, the quality of local restaurants and more enhanced community features will overtake traditional factors when seeking a new place to live.
The Benefits of Mixed-Use Communities for Kansas City Living
There are tons of advantages of mixed-use living for Overland Park residents. When you pack in entertainment, culture and health into a single community, your entire lifestyle can change. Instead of just living, mixed-use developments provide the ability for residents of those communities to truly thrive.
One of the biggest benefits is car-free living. Many Americans rely on their car to get groceries, go to the gym and do other errands. But with a mixed-use development like Bluhawk, you can find everything you need within walking distance.
For example, Bluhawk residents can walk or bike to a doctor at AdventHealth, some of the top restaurants in Overland Park, and the Bluhawk Marketplace, filled with stores such as Three Dog Bakery and Verizon Wireless and restaurants like Red Door Woodfired Grill and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. After Phase 2 of development is complete, residents will have prime access to the Bluhawk Sports Park and Arena.
Mixed-use developments also provide a sense of community, something that many young people look for in apartments and when buying a house. The shared environment can create a sense of belonging for Overland Park residents.
Making Kansas City Living Better with Mixed-Use Communities
As Kansas City living accommodations evolve and adapt to change, mixed-use ideology will spread to conventional retail areas. However, true mixed-use developments like Bluhawk hold much more potential for cohesive lifestyles for residents of Overland Park. This shift in the market promises multiple benefits for renters, buyers and businesses alike. From car-free living to a thriving local marketplace, Bluhawk can create a happy, healthy community within Kansas City.
Andy’s Frozen Custard® Opens New Overland Park Store and Launches Hand-Spun Caramel Apples
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Springfield, MO – August 8, 2022 – Kansas City’s favorite frozen custard and treat shop, Andy’s Frozen Custard, will be a-peeling to even more KC treat lovers when it opens its latest store in Overland Park on August 10.
The much-anticipated BluHawk, a multi-faceted destination experience, will be home to the new store, located at 7781 W. 159th Street. It will be one of the first to open in the mixed-use development and will soon be joined by a sports park, community center and other attractions.
In celebration of the opening, Andy’s is also inviting customers to take a bite out of a new kind of treat…no spoon required. The treat shop will be adding delectable and crunchy caramel apples to the menu. Available for a limited time, the caramel apples will be served at all Andy’s™ Kansas City locations. They’re the perfect pairing to the popular Fall Menu debuting this September.
Expanding in Kansas City has special meaning to the Kuntz family. “Kansas City is my second home, and very near and dear to our family for many reasons, not the least of which is that I was born here,” said Andy Kuntz, owner, and CEO of Andy’s Frozen Custard. “BluHawk promises to be an exciting new community and has shown us the same support we have received in all Kansas City-area locations. We love growing with the city, and we will continue to invest here, as we take great pride in putting ‘grins above chins’ by serving the most delicious frozen custard and treats.”
Andy’s Caramel Apples pair delightfully crisp and tart Granny Smith Apples with melt-in-your-mouth, hand-crafted crème caramel and a selection of toppings. Bursting with flavor, the caramel apples are hand dipped and spun in either Reese’s Pieces or Andy’s famous roasted pecans. For a treat that’s awesome to the core, a double caramel dip is also available.
Whether customers are looking for a way to cool down after museum and art gallery hopping, a sweet ending to the perfect grass-fed steak dinner, or celebrating a Royals, Mavericks or Chiefs win, Andy’s menu offers a treat for every occasion. Customer favorite, the James Brownie Funky Jackhammer™, made with Andy’s vanilla frozen custard, peanut butter and baked in-store brownies, and then “drilled and filled” with hot fudge, is a popular post-BBQ dessert. Or try the Choc-O-Rocko Concrete, which blends chocolate frozen custard, roasted almonds, and marshmallow crème, and hits all the right notes while enjoying the sounds of smooth, local jazz.
Known as the World’s Finest Frozen Custard, Andy’s has deep roots in Missouri, with its first store having opened in Osage Beach, and current headquarters in Springfield. Since then, the brand has carefully and deliberately grown into a family of 100+ locations, each becoming a hometown tradition boasting the freshest ingredients for an unmatched flavor experience.
The Bluhawk location is unique as it is not a free-standing building, but still incorporates a small patio, lots of parking, and of course, Andy’s friendly and speedy drive thru. Andy’s is famous for its Made Fresh Hourly™ frozen custard, Baked Fresh Daily toppings, hand-rolled waffle cones, Concretes, Jackhammers™, sundaes, floats, and malts. Also available is Andy’s Anywhere™, hand-packed, hard-frozen pints, quarts, Quart Combos™ and specialty items available for those who want Andy’s Anytime at home, at work and at special events.
Andy’s Frozen Custard is open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The friendly and welcoming staff – putting a grin above your chin with every order – are always focused on quickly serving the highest quality treats money can buy.
Customers can download the Andy’s Frozen Custard app to join the Yum Squad loyalty club, recently named one of America’s Best Loyalty Programs 2022 by Newsweek magazine. In addition to receiving a free Concrete after the first visit, Yum Squad members can stay up-to-date on the latest from Andy’s, including news about seasonal menu offerings loaded with fresh fruit and baked goods, on Instagram (@andys.kc) and Facebook (@AndysOverlandParkKSWest159thStreet/) or via Andy’s website.
About Andy’s Frozen Custard
Founded in 1986 in Osage Beach, Missouri by Andy’s parents John and Carol Kuntz, Andy’s Frozen Custard has been providing the freshest frozen custard in the business for 35 years, giving ice cream the “cold shoulder” by scooping, mixing, and presenting handcrafted frozen custard treats with speed and a smile. Since the beginning, the family has had one dream: to share what makes them happiest with everyone else, and to warm hearts, one scoop of frozen custard at a time. With a focus on product quality, customer service and community involvement, Andy’s has grown into the nation’s largest frozen custard-only business, with more than 2,000 employees and 109 company-owned and franchised stores across fourteen states proudly serving the World’s Finest Frozen Custard. Andy’s also offers the ‘Yum Squad Loyalty Club,’ designed to say “thank you” to loyal customers by earning points to redeem towards a free treat for every dollar spent. For more information or for details about franchising opportunities, visit www.eatandys.com.
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Upgrading office space is often a top priority once businesses have expanded and are comfortable further investing in their company. Businesses located in the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas like Overland Park, are no exception. Managers may not be sure what to look for in their next location, but for those businesses looking to make a change, a Class-A office space is the ideal choice. By understanding what Class-A office is and why your business would want to find it, you can get the most out of your high-quality space.
What is Class-A Office Space?
There are three categories that vary in level of quality when it comes to office space, labeled as Class-A, -B and -C. Class-C typically includes older buildings in undesirable areas, while Class-B includes buildings that are older, but still in good shape and are in nicer, more prominent locations. Class-A is the premium choice, typically located in brand new buildings, surrounded by vibrant communities. In some cases, an office can be considered Class-A after being renovated in a Class-B space; however, the key factors that support an office classification are the desirability of the location and the quality of the office space.
Why Choose Class A Office Space?
Businesses perform best when employees are motivated and happy. One of the most attractive benefits an employer can offer is a sleek and modern working space. Stand-out interior design and accessible restaurants and stores can make the office a place that employees look forward to spending time in, rather than just a place of work. This improves employee morale and productivity, which in turn, further drives the business toward continued growth.
Class-A Office Space in Overland Park
Overland Park is a thriving center for commerce, residences, and retail, but there is plenty of choice office space available. Developments like Bluhawk are not only building Class-A office spaces, but also innovating how businesses function within the area.
Mixed-use communities offer a suite of amenities that you can’t find in the standard commercial district. As a result of stores, restaurants, and recreational facilities located in the same area, the office space becomes much more desirable. Employees can easily find great food for lunch, hit the gym right after work and socialize off hours, all without having to head downtown. The mix of modern construction and enjoyable amenities makes this office space truly unique, and ultimately, highly desirable for businesses and employees.
Find the Right Office Space for Your Business
When you’re looking for a new space for your business, you must consider all the associated benefits. By choosing Class-A space, you can improve your bottom line by motivating, engaging and providing a better work environment for your employees. When you count the increase in productivity against potential premium rents, you’ll find that Class-A office space is a worthy investment.