Houston based Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill A large restaurant was planned on the north side of Leawood’s town center plaza.
The 12,681-square-foot building — which would have been one of the largest restaurants in the metro — was about to open early 2024 almost local ownership Hereford House,
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Now the chain said it no longer plans to move to the center, but is still looking into the Leawood area.
Perry’s spokeswoman Katie Parker said in a statement: “Unfortunately, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill will not be joining the Towne Plaza Center in Leawood, Kansas. The landlord was unable to obtain the required anchor tenant approval for the proposed site. Perry Leewood continues to consider locations in the community and looks forward to serving you soon!
Town Center Plaza officials said they would not comment about Perry at this time.
The Perry family opened their first location in Houston in 1979 – a modest meat market they called Perry’s Butcher Shop (still operating as Perry & Sons Market & Grill). In 1986, they added tables and chairs for dine-in, and they soon expanded with more locations.
He opened the first Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill in Houston in 1993, and the company now has 20 locations in seven states, including Chicago, Denver, and Nashville.
The menu includes filet mignon, prime rib-eye, braised beef short ribs, spaghetti squash primavera, crusted ahi tuna and 17 sides, from corn brulee to cauliflower au gratin.
The Town Center Plaza location was to have a spacious main dining room, a kitchen behind glass, a bar, four private dining rooms, and patios.
This would have been opposite Hereford House. Hereford House officials declined to comment.
Leawood had approved Perry’s plan a year earlier. Mark Klein, the city’s planning director, said in a statement: “The project was approved from the city’s point of view. We have nothing to do with a business that decides not to move forward.