Three “You”nique Merchants Fit Right in at Hawthorne Plaza
For three new merchants, Urban Egg, EB and Co. and Restore Hyper Wellness (Restore), there was no place better for their “you”nique accessories and gifts, breakfast and lunch menus and wellness services than Hawthorne Plaza. After all, the corner of 119th & Roe is famous for places you’ll only find here. In fact, there are more than 20 locally owned businesses, 5 signature stores with one Kansas City area location, and a few others that round out everything you need for a boutique day of shopping, dining and errands.
If You Haven’t Tried Urban Egg, You’re Missing Out
If you’ve already been to Urban Egg, you probably already know what you’re going to order next time because there will definitely be a next time. Simply walking into the restaurant’s bright space with big windows, the wooden clouds on the ceiling, living wall to the left of the bar and warm welcome from the staff, sets your expectations high, and the food and beverages live up to them.
Urban Egg was founded in Colorado and grew to eight locations. When owners Randy Price and his son, Brennan Price, decided to expand outside of the state, they set their eyes on Overland Park. “We looked at several locations, but Hawthorne Plaza checked all the boxes: great visibility, a patio, lots of parking and ties with a wonderful local community,” Randy says. “It was natural to choose the KC area for our first location outside of Colorado. Not only am I originally from here, but also, we work with vendors here. Our architecture firm, the company we use for mill work and where we buy all our booths are in Kansas City.”
Connecting with the local community is the crux of Urban Egg’s culture. Each location sources ingredients from local suppliers. “In Colorado, we source our sausage from a third-generation, family-owned company. Here, we do, too, only it’s Scimeca’s Famous Sausage Co. Right now, we work with 15 local KC area suppliers, and we want to grow that to 40. High-quality, local partners and locally sourced food are a part of our brand,” explains Randy. Other local vendors include Belfonte Ice Cream & Dairy Foods Co., Boulevard Brewing Co., Farm to Market Bread Co., the Roasterie, Yoli Tortilleria and Weston’s 360 Vodka.
Speaking of food and sausage… it’s divine. Not surprisingly, Urban Egg’s house-made sage sausage gravy and homemade buttermilk biscuits are selling like hot cakes. Oh, and the pancakes. They are award-winning for a reason. Order the flight and try three different kinds. Tatum’s Original avocado toast is popular. And, as outstanding as the Classic Eggs Benedict is, you might question your choice when you see the Chicken & Waffle go by. Explore the menu.
If you’re a hospitality rock star looking for an outstanding employer, Urban Egg is hiring. “It’s challenging to be new in the market. We have a phrase, ‘One guest at a time. One plate at a time. One employee at a time.’ Our staff is dynamite, and more people will be attracted to us thanks to our energy, atmosphere and work environment. We’re voted a top employer in Colorado. We bring that safe, supportive, quality employment here.”
EB and Co. Brings the Zhuzh to Accessories and Gifts
With two locations in the Brookside neighborhood and on the Country Club Plaza, plus a popup store in the Northland at Zona Rosa, EB and Co. owner, Emily Bordner, couldn’t think of a reason not to choose Hawthorne Plaza for the accessories and gifts retail store.
Emily is quoted in the Kansas City Business Journal, “People have been asking for a store (in Kansas) for so long. When I think of shopping out south, that’s where my mind goes.” In fact, EB and Co.’s best event, hands down, is the Johnson County Holiday Boutique.
The Hawthorne Plaza location is the largest store for EB and Co. yet at a little more than 1,000 square feet—plenty of room for Bordner to branch out beyond accessories to home décor, candles, bath salts and soap, as well as seasonal holiday décor. Jewelry is and always will be in the spotlight though.
As you walk into the boutique, look to the right and you’ll see EB and Co.’s top-selling jewelry line, LA Collection. Dainty, statement-making and easily layered, mixed and matched, no wonder the pieces are so popular. All pieces of this trendy collection are handmade in Los Angeles by a multi-generation family-owned manufacturer. These pieces are 18k gold dipped and made with a lobster clasp.
Hair accessories—clips, barrettes, headbands and scrunchies—come in so many colors, textures and styles. Emily says a Chanel-like tweed headband is trending this season, and it’s part of influencer Caitlin Fore’s collection. It’s already sold out once, but has been restocked, so act fast.
In April, the Hawthorne Plaza location hosted a spring cleaning/closet out with Brooke Schwartz, wife of Mitch Schwartz, offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs. Brooke brought a collection of brand-new and gently worn clothing items and shoes. “It was exciting. The turnout was terrific,” says Emily. “We’re looking forward to hosting more closet clean out events in the future.” To be the first to know, make sure to follow EB and Co. on Facebook and Instagram.
Experience a Whole New Category of Care at Restore Hyper Wellness
Restore Hyper Wellness (Restore) has brought its cutting-edge wellness services to Hawthorne Plaza. Restore’s modalities decrease inflammation, optimize sleep, boost energy and defy the signs of aging, ultimately helping you feel your best so you can do more of what you love.
Think of Restore as a wellness studio where you can work with their professionals to create a customized plan to meet your health and wellness goals. While you don’t have to have a membership or buy a package to use Restore’s services, they certainly make it easier and more affordable to do so.
What exactly are the elements of Hyper Wellness®?
Restore delivers a system of total balance, energy and proactive healing through use of the 9 elements of Hyper Wellness: oxygen, hydration, cold, rest, nourishment, movement, heat, light and connection. The system is built on the belief that nurturing the body and leveraging strategic, controlled stressors inspired by nature helps empower your body to do what it was designed to do with as little intervention as possible.
Restore’s core services are:
- Red light therapy
- Infrared sauna
Specialty services are:
- IV drip therapy
- NAD+ IV drip therapy
- Intramuscular (IM) shots
- Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Biomarker assessments
- Circadia® oxygen facial
You can learn more about each service or schedule an appointment on Restore’s website. Better yet, next time you’re on the corner of 119th & Roe, drop by and talk to Restore’s staff. They are more than happy to give you a tour of Restore and explain each modality, helping you choose which one or combination will help you feel and look your best.
More “You”nique Merchants are Coming Soon
Spruce Design Build and Clairvaux will be opening this summer and fall, respectively.