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Chicken N Pickle plans to open Overland Park location next year

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 17:01:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chicken N Pickle is expanding into Johnson County.

Billed as a “national leader in Pickleball-focused restaurant and entertainment venues,” the flagship location in North Kansas City boasts an indoor/outdoor entertainment complex, additional games, a sports bar and a chef-driven menu.

The company — which is also planning locations in Wichita, San Antonio and Oklahoma City — announced Wednesday that it will build a new location in the final phase of the Prairiefire development in Overland Park.

The area’s second Chicken N Pickle location is expected to break ground soon with an anticipated opening next fall.

The new Prairiefire location will include a seasonal ice rink for skating and curling among other activities along with a rooftop bar and stages for live performances. It also will include the signature Chicken N Pickle lawn games.

“Our mission is to provide an atmosphere that fosters fun, friendship, and community and we are excited to be coming to Prairiefire in Overland Park,” Dave Johnson, founder and principal of Chicken N Pickle, said in a statement. “We believe that bringing people together over a delicious, wood-fired rotisserie chicken, a cold beverage and some friendly competition can create unifying bonds that ripple throughout the community and beyond.”

The new location with have six indoor and four outdoor pickleball courts.

Chicken N Pickle, which launched in 2017, joins other anchor tenants that include a movie theater, bowling alley and museum.

“We are delighted that Chicken N Pickle has chosen Prairiefire as the site of its fifth location,” Prairiefire developer Fred Merrill Jr. said in a statement. “The addition of Chicken N Pickle to our robust line-up of anchors such as AMC Theaters, Pinstripes Bowling & Bocce, and the Museum at Prairiefire solidifies our position as a year-round entertainment powerhouse.”