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Overland Park Restaurants: Dining for Every Occasion at Bluhawk

Oct 16, 2020
Overland Park, KS
Oct 16, 2020
Overland Park, KS

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!


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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.

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A stagnant health and beauty routine can affect your well-being more than you would expect. With the start of summer behind us, it’s time to reset. The changing of seasons means that you will be exposed to more sun, higher temperatures and even different illnesses. Prepare for the season with these summer beauty and health tips.

1. Smooth Out Your Skin

Your skin is going to be exposed to harsh UV rays, natural water sources, sunscreen and more during the summer season. Luckily, Brow Threading at Bluhawk can help you prepare your skin with their hair removal and skin-brightening services.

Brow threading is the latest trend in hair removal services. This all-natural technique takes less than 10 minutes and is the process of arching eyebrows while removing facial hair by “twisting a piece of cotton thread into a double strand”. The bonus? It lasts up to 4 weeks! If threading seems overwhelming, the salon offers waxing services.

Brow Threading also offers facials to help smooth and soothe your skin. Their skincare services also include tanning or tinting, a nice alternative to harmful rays from the sun, and henna art.

2. Lighten Up

Your hair, that is! With more exposure to the sun, water and over-styling, a lot of damage can happen to your hair in warmer months. Prepare for the summer damage by “resetting” your ends with a quick trim at Great Clips at Bluhawk. While there, spruce up your color with a balayage or a rose-gold color. The trim and color will leave your hair refreshed and ready to take on the summer.

3. Work Up a Sweat

If the summer heat isn’t enough to cause a sweat, attend a class at The Bar Method. This boutique fitness studio features a “transformative workout that results in long, lean sculpted muscles.” Regular workouts are also proven to boost mood, metabolism and energy; all of which are needed for a successful summer of fun!

4. Get a Mani/Pedi with Some Fun Colors

Summer is a time to break out the flip-flops, sandals and cute new wedges. But, it is also time to pamper yourself with a mani-pedi at Posh Nails. This salon located in Bluhawk has services like the “Bye Bye Callus” and “Thermal Stone Pedi” that will have your shoe-clad toes ready to dip in the sand. Posh Nails also has waxing services!

5. Summer Checkup with Your Doctor

Summer brings more than just weather changes and rising temperatures. The season can also affect existing conditions and bring a few new illnesses. It is vital to ensure your internal health is ready to face the changes. Scheduling a checkup with a doctor at Advent Health in Bluhawk will give you the resources you need to guarantee you can face the heat.

For existing chronic conditions, things as simple as your regular medication can be affected by the season. To avoid complications, be sure to ask your doctor how the heat and increase in sun exposure could potentially cause issues.

A checkup at this time also allows you to learn about some of the illnesses that become more frequent during the summer and how to avoid them. Sicknesses, like food poisoning, become more prevalent as cooking methods change; plus, warmer weather can cause bacteria to grow faster on food.  Anything from heat-stroke, to swimmer’s ear, all become more common in the summer as activities change to enjoy the season.

Bluhawk is focused on the well-being of the residents of the surrounding Kansas City metro. The mixed-use community has carefully cultivated a development that features everything you need to thrive all year long. From healthcare to skincare, you know that Bluhawk has everything you need to explore and live well this summer.

Union Station and downtown Kansas City

If you’re starting a retail business, the number one thing you need to become successful is a good product (or range of products). But the second-most important thing is probably your physical location. Before you decide where to lease, make sure you’ve done your research. Start with the population trends and demographics of a particular region that you believe will present plenty of opportunity for your store. Then see if the data is there to back up your investment.

For example, the Kansas City region certainly fits the bill when it comes to retail opportunity. There are many reasons you might want to lease retail space in Kansas City today—especially in its popular suburbs like Overland Park.

High-Quality Education is Attracting Families to Kansas City

Every Kansas City retail owner should be jumping for joy about all the good press the city and its suburbs have been getting. For five years in a row (and six years overall), Overland Park, KS, has been named the #1 place to raise a family by personal finance site Each year, the site ranks the nation’s “Best & Worst Places to Raise a Family.” And Overland Park’s status as a consistent chart-topper bodes well for Kansas City retail businesses that stand to benefit from an influx of intergenerational customers.

In 2019, Overland Park came in at #11 on WalletHub’s “Education & Child Care” metric. In the same year, 70 Kansas City-area public schools were ranked among the nation’s best according to a different set of metrics by U.S. News & World Report. And the fact that 52 of those schools were new to the list demonstrates a promising trend for parents seeking elite educational opportunity, as well as any entrepreneurs planning to lease retail space in Kansas City.

Kansas City Retail is Benefiting from Development & Demographics

The heart of Kansas City is undergoing an economic renaissance. A $6.5 billion investment in downtown development is revitalizing the city and creating a ripple effect throughout the region. Bluhawk, a mixed-use development situated in Overland Park, is poised to capitalize on the region’s recent growth and influx of families.

Overland Park is located in Johnson County, the wealthiest county in Kansas. Within a three-mile radius of Bluhawk, the average household income is $155K. Nestled between two main thoroughfares just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Bluhawk provides easy access to the super regional population of 2.5 million. The average daily traffic along Highway 69 brings approximately 33.6K people by the doors of any Bluhawk retailer. That includes the high-income families who live nearby and seek convenience in shopping online and picking up in store quickly and effortlessly.

Lease Retail Space in Kansas City to Capitalize on the Expected Influx of Visitors

A final major factor primed to drive Kansas City retail success is Bluhawk’s Sports Park. Wellness is a big part of Bluhawk’s vision for the space, and this multi-sport complex—set to break ground in 2021—promises to attract a large annual influx of regional and national visitors for youth and amateur sports competitions, as well as community events. And with 277 acres of mixed-use space, you’ll likely find a spot on the property where you can count on a steady stream of foot traffic.

Interested in Leasing at Bluhawk?

Business owners and operators who have done their research will recognize the rich opportunity Kansas City retail offers. As families continue to plant their roots in wealthy suburbs like Overland Park (including future Bluhawk residents) in the coming years, the ceiling for potential retail growth should only get higher throughout the region.

If your business is thinking about leasing at Bluhawk and serving this booming community, Contact us today!