Everything old is new again at the Corner Restaurant

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An iconic Midtown restaurant has reopened, albeit in a modern incarnation.

The Corner Restaurant, at the corner of Westport Road and Broadway (4059 Broadway), had a soft reopening Monday and will formally open Tuesday.

The Corner was a hopping spot, especially on weekend mornings during the 1980s and 90s under the ownership of the late Steve Friedman. It declined after Friedman died in the late 1990s and closed in 2010.

Now partners Michael Pfeifer and Dawn Slaughter have reopened the Corner Restaurant with a new kitchen, new décor and an emphasis on local food.

"We still have a lot of the same dishes, including the scrambefuls, which are like an omelet but with scrambled eggs," Slaughter said. "We were also known for biscuits and gravy, so we have a great version of that. We run a scratch kitchen, and we're trying to do it farm-to-table by using as many local products as possible."

One major difference between the old and new Corner Restaurants is that the new one will serve alcohol.

The restaurant will serve a brunch menu from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week. In addition, it will reopen for weekend late nights 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Slaughter said the Corner has hired about 20 people.

For more information, visit www.thecornerkc.com.

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