KC family to reopen local restaurant after fire

Posted at 1:02 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 18:37:36-04

Four months after a fire closed their restaurant, the Petermans are days away from opening their doors again.

The new Mixing Bowl Noshery moved a mile west on Southwest Boulevard, staying near loyal customers the owners said they couldn’t leave.

“The neighborhood made us come back,” said Dana Peterman. “We’re staying on the boulevard.”

They showed us the new space with handmade tables and brightly colored walls covered in mementos much like their former space. Many of those mementos did not survive the fire, including a picture of Dana’s mother who recently passed away.

“A lot of the stuff that we had of my mom’s we lost,” said Dana. “But every bowl that was hers, my husband got them and cleaned them.”

Now her mother’s mixing bowls sit with several others from loved ones.

They said dozens of their customers have been reaching out and asking when they will reopen and start making their cinnamon rolls and biscuits & gravy. Pending some final inspections, the Petermans said they hope to reopen by the end of the month and will be announcing their official opening date on their Facebook page.

We reached out to the Kansas City Fire Department. Officials told us their investigation into the fire is complete, but the cause of the fire was undetermined.