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New Restaurant Opening in Historic Rieger Hotel Building

Inspired by the thriving Crossroads Arts District, co-owners of Rockhill Restaurant Group, Bret Springs and Zach Marten, have decided to open another area restaurant in the historic Rieger Hotel building at 1924 Main St. The cozy tavern is a perfect fit for the location, which was previously occupied by the beloved Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange. The latter closed in October 2020 due to the pandemic.

From James Beard Nominations to The Wise Guy Tavern

The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange had produced a twice-nominated James Beard chef and landed on The New York Times 2020 list of the 10 “treasured diners and hidden haunts that Covid-19 closed for good.” The 3,317-square-foot space will now serve a dual purpose as The Wise Guy Tavern for most of the year, and as the group’s Christmas-themed popup bar, Miracle, during the holiday season.

Rockhill Restaurant Group: Expanding in the Crossroads

Rockhill Restaurant Group owns another restaurant just two blocks away, The Rockhill Grille, which also has a location in Leawood. The company co-owns County Road Ice House with Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que in the Kansas City Power & Light District. “Everything about the Crossroads” made the owners want to expand, said Springs. He cited the neighborhood feel and the influx of new hotels and apartments, making it “a very lively area of Kansas City.

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