KANSAS CITY, Mo.--()--Dineplex International, LLC (Dineplex), a Kansas City based business and developer of STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery, announces today that it has signed a lease with LANE4 Property Group, Inc. (LANE4) to open the inaugural location of STANDEES — an adult-oriented, upscale-casual restaurant serving affordable, chef-infused American classics, that combines dining and entertainment in a digitally enhanced, optimally integrated facility — in The Village Shopping Center in Prairie Village, Kan.
“The ultra-modern design of the kitchen at STANDEES — along with the menu items, ingredients and equipment — combined with the level of culinary training we will put our chefs and their teams through, will mirror this evolutionary process and maximize each guest’s dining experience”
“We are very proud to announce the future opening of our flagship STANDEES restaurant in Prairie Village,” said Frank Rash, president, Dineplex. “STANDEES will have everything you need for the ultimate everyday escape. You’ll be able to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner, relax over drinks or immerse yourself in a movie — all in one magically designed space that seamlessly flows and entertains you. There’s no place quite like STANDEES.”
With a combined century of experience in the food service and entertainment industries, the creators of STANDEES recognized an unmet consumer need. No longer standing against the rail at the back of the theatre like “standees” of yesteryear, guests will unwind in relaxed comfort at STANDEES. By crafting an upscale-casual restaurant with intimate theatres, STANDEES will offer the experience adults yearn for but cannot find — a place to have a wonderful meal, enjoy a refreshing drink and see a great movie — all in one comfortable and convenient location.
Utilizing the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and leading-edge culinary techniques, the chef-infused, American classic-style menu at STANDEES will feature flavor-filled dishes made in-house, that will satisfy the palate of even the most food-savvy guest, at a variety of prices to fit anyone’s budget.
“The top independent chefs that we work with are pioneers in a growing movement that focuses on local suppliers and fresh seasonal ingredients,” said Patrick McDonnell, senior partner, McDonnell Kinder & Associates, an international consulting firm specializing in the development of exciting new culinary concepts that is working with STANDEES. “The ultra-modern design of the kitchen at STANDEES — along with the menu items, ingredients and equipment — combined with the level of culinary training we will put our chefs and their teams through, will mirror this evolutionary process and maximize each guest’s dining experience,” said McDonnell, whose company is headquartered in Kansas City and has offices in Europe and Asia.
Hints of the magic evoked by movies will subtly echo throughout STANDEES. A digital “film strip” prominently placed above the bar will enliven conversations of guests in the restaurant as they enjoy appetizing entrées, sip refreshing cocktails or indulge in decadent desserts. With deep-booth and tall-bar seats, guests will enjoy a cozy atmosphere of warm lighting, natural materials and polished surfaces that emit a “club-like” feel.
The three intimate theatres at STANDEES will play movies that appeal to mature audiences including the best in independent film. The diverse culinary delights from the STANDEES restaurant and bar menu will extend to the café-style concession stand where guests will be able to order select appetizers, desserts and drinks or indulge in their favorite movie treats and enjoy all of them from the comfort of their plush theatre seat.
Dineplex worked with LANE4 to lease space in The Village Shopping Center in Prairie Village, Kan.
“LANE4 is excited to welcome STANDEES to The Village Shopping Center. This fresh and innovative restaurant concept further enhances the dining options and adds an entertainment choice to this great neighborhood destination,” said Owen Buckley, president, LANE4. “We also feel that the demographics of the community surrounding the Center dovetail nicely with the STANDEES concept.”
Dineplex expects to begin construction in December, with a targeted opening date in the spring of 2013. The address of the debut location of STANDEES will be 3935 W. 69th Terr., Prairie Village, KS 66208.
About LANE4 Property Group, Inc.
LANE4 Property Group specializes in project leasing, tenant representation, development and property management of retail, office, hospitality and mixed-use projects throughout the United States including 39Rainbow (Kansas City, Kan.), The Village in Prairie Village, Kan., Corinth Square in Prairie Village, Kan., Mission Crossing (Mission, Kan.) One Kellogg Place in Wichita, Kan., The Shoppes at Market Pointe in Papillion, Neb., and Tiffany Springs MarketCenter in Kansas City, Mo. For more information on LANE4 Property Group, visit www.lane4group.com.
About STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery
STANDEES — The Entertaining Eatery is an adult-oriented, upscale-casual restaurant that combines dining and entertainment in a digitally enhanced, optimally integrated facility. Serving lunch and dinner, the affordable, chef-infused, American classic-style menu is made from the highest quality fresh ingredients. STANDEES theatres provide a comfortably intimate environment for watching feature films that appeal to mature audiences. The café-style concession stand that serves the theatres includes traditional movie snacks, as well as drinks from the bar and select appetizers and desserts from the restaurant that can easily be enjoyed at your seat. For more information about STANDEES, visit www.standeeseatery.com.