Riley Drive Entertainment Inc., a Lenexa-based company that owns and operates seven Saints Pub + Patio locations in the Midwest, plans to open its eighth at Lenexa City Center.
Scott Anderson, a Riley Drive Entertainment partner, said the firm had signed a letter of intent to lease space for the new Saints at Renner 89, a new 20,000-square-foot mixed-use building. It’s located at 89th Street and Renner Boulevard, near the new Perceptive Software LLC headquarters.
Riley Drive originally planned to lease the space to debut a new upscale Mexican party bar concept, called Santos. But Anderson and his business partner decided to use their more proven concept “to test the waters of this intersection.”
“I love this location,” Anderson added, “and our long-term if-everything-turns-out-roses plan is to try to do a stand-alone building next-door (to Renner 89). If the Saints does well, we would move it into the new building and use (the leased location) for the Mexican concept.
Plans call for the new Lenexa Saints to open by early September. Anderson said it may soon be joined by Saints Nos. 8 and 9 at sites the company is looking at in the Northland and in the Omaha area.
Area Saints Pub + Patio locations are known for a wide variety of tasty bar food, lots of big-screen TVs, outrageous drink specials and free two-way shuttle service for those planning to drink too much to drive.
Article written by Rob Roberts, Reporter for Kansas City Business Journal. Full article can be found here.