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Brookside Barkery to move into old Plate Restaurant building

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 17:27:52-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a case of musical chairs in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood.

Brookside Barkery, founded in 2003, announced Thursday plans to move into a space formerly occupied by Plate restaurant.

In 2017, a fire forced Plate Restaurant to leave its location at East 62nd Street and Oak Street.

In late 2018, the restaurant found a new home a few blocks east on Holmes Street, leaving the old Oak Street location up for grabs.

In stepped Brookside Barkery owners Delena and Larry Stout. The pair plan a complete renovation of the Oak Street space with an expected spring 2020 opening.

The Barkery’s move will lead the business to vacate its current space at 118 W. 63rd Street in the Brookside Shops.

“We’ve spent over 15 years in our current store in the Brookside Shops and have expanded twice, but we felt it was time to freshen things up,” the Stouts said in a news release.

The owners hope the new larger store will be welcomed by owners and their pets. They also hope that having their own off-street parking will increase safety for people and pets.

“We’re also excited to be a part of the great new Brookside East development – yet still close enough to our former location in a neighborhood where customers can easily stop by while out for a stroll with their dog,” the Stouts said.

Gregg Johnson is the property owner of the new space.