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Coach's Bar & Grill owners buy Overland Park Fred P. Otts location

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 13:33:45-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Coach's Bar and Grill will soon have a new place to call home.

Bob Darby confirmed to 41 Action News Coach's bought the old Fred P. Otts building in Overland Park near College Boulevard and Metcalf Avenue.

Darby said demolition had been finished inside and out, and they want to open as soon as possible.

That could be as soon as St. Patrick's Day, according to Darby.

This will be Coach's second location in Overland Park. The existing location sits at 9089 W. 135th St.

Coach's previously had a location in south Kansas City, which was destroyed in 2017 flash floods. The owners initially said they would try to reopen in that spot, but later said it wouldn't be possible.

The sports bar considered opening in a former church at 92nd and Wornall, but told 41 Action News that project is dead because it wasn't a good fit.

The flood happened just months after owner Mike Darby was shot and killed on the Indian Creek Trail as he walked his dogs.

In 2017, the property owners of the south KC shopping center where Coach's was previously located decided to close all the shops after six separate floods caused significant damage over the years.

In 2018, the city used $2 million in GO Bonds to buy the property with plans to turn it into a green space that will absorb floodwater from Indian Creek.

Demolition began in September 2019.

In October 2019, Jasper Mirabile, Jr., who owns Jasper's Restaurant and Marco Polo's Italian Market, announced a push to dedicate the new green space to Mike Darby.