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6 new River Market developments

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The River Market is already a popular destination for downtown residents and suburban weekend warriors, but six new developments are adding even more to the area. Let’s take a look:

Picture of Fountain City sign in City Market

We love seeing KC’s fountain heart logo in an ice cream cone. | Photo by KCtoday

Fountain City Scoops & Floats, 421 Main St.

Look out, Betty Rae’s. There’s a new ice cream shop on the block — so new, it doesn’t have a website. Fountain City is a homemade ice cream + beverage shop by KC Soda Co., utilizing its access to thousands of sodas + komucha next door. Manager Cale told KCtoday they hope to open by the end of September.

Enzo, 20 E. 5th Stt.

This incoming bistro and wine bar is a sister restaurant to Ragazza Food & Wine. The Sicilian + Greek concept will take the place of the former Bo Ling’s. Owners Laura and Grant Norris said they were inspired by a trattoria in Rome. The opening is TBD.

Breakout KC, 114 W 3rd St.

The keys to the former Market 3 grocery store are in the hands of a company that locks you inside for fun. Swell Spark, the company behind Breakout KC, is taking over — but the team is “still dreaming up our vision,” manager Julie told KCtoday. Stay tuned for an opening date.

Picture of Breakout KC sign above old Market 3 sign

Did you notice the company’s logo is a key with the convention center towers? | Photo by KCtoday

Ting’s Filipino Bistro, 405 Main St.

After much delay, Ting’s is… not yet open. Owners planned for several grand openings, but the restaurant is still waiting for inspections before it can start serving. Friday signs indicated an opening sometime this week.

Block 15 Tavern & Exchange, 311 Delaware St.

The new sports bar + dance club had its grand opening on Fri., Aug. 12. The concept (by the same owners of Tribe Street Kitchen) is located in the basement of the Ebenezer building, complete with an outdoor courtyard.

Picture of Ragusa's food truck in vacant lot next to Helm

We got the tiramisu crepe — and yeah, it tasted just like it. | Photo by KCtoday

Ragusa’s Italian Crepe Cafe

You know that empty lot on the corner of Wyandotte + 5th streets? Now you can sink your teeth into Sicily with crepes (sweet or savory), cannolis, and Italian sodas Wednesday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Editor Travis loved his tiramisu crepe.

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