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The Roasterie Plans to Soar to Big Heights in 2017

The Roasterie Plans to Soar to Big Heights in 2017


The Roasterie has a busy 2017 agenda.

The Kansas City coffee roaster and retailer has announced a series of new locations, an expansion and the addition of a canned cold brew coffee.

The company currently operates three cafes—one each in Brookside, Leawood, and its Factory cafe in the West Side. By year-end, however, The Roasterie’s locations will double across the metro, and its Factory location will undergo an expansion and renovation.

Factory Expansion

An 800-square-foot bakery, run by wholesale bakery Baked in Kansas City, will produce goods for all Roasterie locations as well as area restaurants and clients. Guests at The Roasterie will be able to view the bakery’s production through windows.

The Roasterie is also building a new theatre and an exhibit on the history of coffee that will improve Factory tours. The renovation will heighten the educational experience about coffee farming and roasting. A custom theater will resemble a DC-3 plane to reflect the company’s airplane-themed brand. Inside the theater, “passengers” or tour guests may take a seat in the cabin before viewing a short movie about the history of coffee and the company. After this “in-flight” experience, guests will have the opportunity to take a 45-minute factory tour.

New Cafes in the Works

Two of the new cafes will open in March 2017. One will be in Corrigan Station, a historic mixed-used renovation at 19th and Main in the Crossroads Arts District. The Roasterie plans to occupy approximately 1,538 square feet of first-floor retail space in the historic building. The other notable first-floor tenant will be Corvino Supper Club and Tasting room, a new concept by chef Michael Corvino, former executive chef at The American.

“For us this was all about location,” said Danny O’Neill, founder of The Roasterie. “Being in the heart of the Crossroads and right at a KC streetcar stop is perfect. We’ll be situated in one of Kansas City’s most dynamic areas. Because of the streetcar, we will be able to attract visitors from downtown and Crown Center very easily.”

The other March 2017 opening will be located at 2200 W. 47th Place in Westwood Village. Hufft Projects will design the café. The 2,462-square-foot space will offer indoor seating for 77 guests and 24 customers on a covered patio. Woodside Village integrates the Woodside Health & Tennis Club with 335 new luxury residential apartments and 36,500 square feet of retail shops.

The final location planned for The Roasterie in 2017 is a kiosk at the Lenexa Public Market at 87th Street and Renner Blvd., a food-based indoor marketplace. At this sixth area location, The Roasterie will serve espresso drinks, teas, its new canned Cold Brew coffee and baked goods from a small kiosk.

First Drive-Through

O’Neill also revealed plans to open its first drive-through location at 2663 Southwest Boulevard, adjacent to The Roasterie Factory.

“Now our customers will be able to enjoy the convenience of picking up their favorite Roasterie drink without leaving their car,” said O’Neill.

Written by

Pete Dulin is a freelance writer based in Kansas City, Mo. He is also the author of Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland, KC Ale Trail, Last Bite: 100 Recipes from Kansas City's Best Chefs and Cooks, and Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries in Central Kansas and Missouri. // www.petedulin.com

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