CONTACT: Mark Winter
Kansas City, MO (September 4, 2020) – Chef Howard Hanna, along with some of the team behind the Rieger and Ca Va will open two new restaurant concepts at the new City Club Apartments mixed-use community in the Crossroads. The announcement was made jointly by Howard Hanna and City Club Apartments Founder and CEO Jonathan Holtzman. Located at the corner of Main and 20th, the combined 6,000 square foot space will be divided roughly 1/3 for the wine bar and 2/3 for the diner. The names of the new restaurants and other details will be released at a later date.
Hanna met with Holtzman early in the planning process for the mixed-use apartment community and was immediately excited about the project and the opportunity to create a new concept in the Crossroads neighborhood. “It was a big space and I love small restaurants,” said Hanna. “I asked Jonathan if he would consider breaking the space up if I committed to introducing two very different concepts. He loved the idea and the deal got done.” The natural wine bar will an Intimate and moody space. It will include seating for around 50 and a private dining room that will accommodate 15-20 guests. A cozy and approachable bar and a hearth style kitchen with a wood burning oven will be prominent in the space. The menu will feature a mix of sharables and entrees with pristine ingredients and a high level of execution. The beverage program will be comprised of an eclectic array of frequently rotating natural wines. "We want it to feel unique and special, but also relaxed and unpretentious."
The center piece of the Diner will be a large curved bar with anchored stools winding through the open and airy space. The restaurant’s design is a subtle nod to a classic diner look with a very modern take on execution. The restaurant will seat 60 people indoors and 50 people outside on the patio. The menu will be familiar and comfortable in format, but will include the integration of flavors and ingredients that you would not expect.
“Howard is a true artist and a pillar in the Crossroads neighborhood and the broader Kansas City community,” said Holtzman. “He and his team understand how to bring people together and give them an extraordinary experience. We could not be more proud to have his two newest concepts in our community.”
The restaurants will open in 2021
The seven-story City Club Apartments Crossroads includes 283 apartments, duplexes, townhouses, penthouses and furnished apartments with 50 distinct floor plans, balconies, terraces and bay windows, 9 to 20-foot ceilings, a rooftop pool, outdoor theater, and nearly 300 underground parking spaces.
City Club Apartment’s second floor Sky Club includes a theater, gourmet kitchen and lounge seating, and opens up to the community’s outdoor courtyard. The courtyard has an outdoor theater, fire pits, bark park, beach, yoga and Zen Garden with a tranquility water feature.
Located along the Kansas City Streetcar mass transit route, the apartments range in size from studios to penthouses and feature carefully curated and custom designed kitchens, cabinets, and fixtures. The apartments feature plank flooring, custom closets, granite countertops and movable islands, four distinct finishes, and sexy bathrooms.
City Club Apartments Crossroads’ 24/7 boutique hotel style-lobby includes an engaging and comfortable lounge, business and conference center, indoor theater and concierge service. Construction began on City Club Apartments Crossroads in July 2018. The first residents will begin moving into the community in this month.
About City Club Apartments:
Founded in 1919, City Club Apartments is the first true international apartment brand. City Club Apartments is an owner, developer and manager of apartment, furnished short-term and penthouse mixed-use communities with a portfolio of approximately 10,000 apartments in 30 urban and suburbanurban apartment communities, $2 billion in real estate assets and $750 million under development/construction in Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Louisville and Cleveland with expansion planned for the East Coast. City Club Apartments has five guiding principles that include customer centric; design driven; unparalleled amenities; green and social responsibility; and leading technology. The company has offices in Detroit, Chicago and Toronto. For more information visit: cityclubapartments.com