SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza plans to add two company-owned locations in high-traffic, fast-growth areas in its hometown Greater Kansas City market. The 3,800 square-foot restaurants will be located downtown in Crown Center, a complex that includes Hallmark Card’s world headquarters and attracts five million visitors annually, and in the Corbin Park retail center in the Kansas suburb of Overland Park.

These will be the seventh and eighth Kansas City area locations for SPIN!, which has won numerous national, regional and local awards for its food and concept. With recipes developed in collaboration with James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Smith, who also was just named national Chef Innovator of the Year, SPIN! is known for its artisan food and inviting atmosphere that appeals to all ages.

Scheduled to open in September, the Crown Center location will be located on the first level of the Crown Center Shops with a patio situated in the development’s central square that houses the Mayor’s Christmas Tree, an outdoor ice rink, and local festivals. The Crown Center complex, which includes office buildings, hotels, a large retail complex, residential living, and Hallmark Cards’ international headquarters, recently added a SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center. The Crown Center Shops are undergoing a retail evolution, including a 60,000 square-foot Halls department store that will open at approximately the same time as the Crown Center SPIN!.

“We believe that Crown Center is a great home for a downtown Kansas City SPIN!,” says Ed Brownell, a partner in SPIN! Pizza. “Not only will SPIN! be located just inside the main entry to the Crown Center shops, but we’ll be steps away from both the office complex and hotels, allowing us to serve those who live and work in the area as well as the thousands of tourists who visit Crown Center each year.”

“We are equally enthusiastic about our Corbin Park location which will serve the booming residential and commercial development that’s taken place to the south of our original location,” Brownell adds.

Corbin Park is a 1.1 million square foot retail village located in one of the country’s most affluent suburbs. SPIN! expects to open its Corbin Park location in spring 2015.


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