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Cardboard Corner Cafe opens Feb. 16
02/12/2024
Cardboard Corner Cafe — featuring delectable waffles, grilled sandwiches, snacky shareables, a diverse drink menu and an enthusiastic embrace of board games – officially opens at the Lenexa Public Market on Friday, Feb. 16.
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Three Public Market Date Night Ideas
02/02/2024
February is the month of love, but maybe you just need simple, fun date night ideas to do any time of the year. We’ve got you covered.
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Purchase a Public Market Gift Card
12/18/2023
You asked and we listened. You can now share the unique flavors of your favorite Public Market merchants with anyone!
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Cardboard Corner Cafe Joins Lenexa Public Market
12/12/2023
Scheduled to debut at the Lenexa Public Market in 2024, Cardboard Corner Cafe, featuring delectable waffles and an enthusiastic embrace of board games, will soon become a fixture of Lenexa’s gastrocentric gathering place.
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Three holiday shopping events featuring local vendors, artisans
11/03/2023
‘Tis the season of baking, hosting and gifting. The City of Lenexa has three shopping events for you to support local businesses and find exceptional gifts that truly capture the spirit of the season.
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Secret ingredients for successful celebrations
11/03/2023
The holiday season is all about enjoying family, friends and food. To help you plan a memorable holiday season, we asked our merchants at the Lenexa Public Market to share some of their best advice for cooking and entertaining.
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Meet the Owner: Mr. D’s Coffee
10/27/2023
The original concept didn’t include coffee. "I remember a couple of days before the [merchant interest] deadline, I got a call from The Roasterie and the VP of Sales Isaac Hodges was like, ‘Hey, I see you are popping up a lot. I know you guys are thinking about having a donut shop here, but I have a better idea for you. We're going to exit. Do you guys want to take it over from us?’”
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Public Market in search of next anchor tenant
09/12/2023
A unique opportunity for local chefs and entrepreneurs is available as the Lenexa Public Market is soliciting letters of interest to fill one of the anchor stall locations in the popular food hall.
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Crafters of all ages can apply to sell handmade items at holiday events
08/31/2023
Crafts makers and artists, this one’s for you. The Lenexa Public Market is hosting two unique shopping events this holiday season and local vendors of all ages are invited to apply if they are interested in participating. These events are free to the public and those selling products will not be charged a fee to participate.
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Meet the Chef: Topp'd Pizza
08/14/2023
In this hectic time of year, a piping-hot, made-to-order, high-quality, ultra-fresh pizza prepared in under five minutes seems almost too good to be true.
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Kimchi and Bap Set To Open at Lenexa Public Market
07/26/2023
Kimchi and Bap will soon offer authentic Korean dishes at the Lenexa Public Market. Regular hours will begin Thursday, Aug. 3.
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Meet the Chef: Cosmo Burger
07/26/2023
With the right preparation and a few simple, high-quality ingredients, a familiar food can be out-of-this-world good. You’ll find the proof at Cosmo Burger.
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Beer and wine in glasses
Rules for alcohol on civic campus
07/20/2023
Q: Can you BYOB to the Lenexa Public Market? A: No. Alcohol purchased outside the Public Market and common consumption area is still generally prohibited.
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Three favorite summer flavors, elevated
06/16/2023
You can’t go wrong pairing any of the season’s celebrations and pastimes with a pizza, burger or Mexican street food from the Market.
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Meet the Chef/Owner: Kimchi and Bap
06/09/2023
Just in time for summer, Kimchi and Bap is bringing fresh, traditional Korean flavor to the Lenexa Public Market.
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Meet the Chef/Owners: African Dream Cuisine
05/26/2023
Neba Ngwa and Stella Musongong tell the story of how they melded the delicious, authentic recipes from their Cameroonian heritage with the convenience of fast-casual dining.
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Meet the Chef/Owner: Sohaila's Kitchen
05/12/2023
From the dining hall of a Pakistani boarding school to Silicon Valley celebrations to a cozy food stall in Lenexa, Sohaila’s Kitchen is the product of a journey as rich, vibrant and filled with love as each authentic dish on its menu.
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Become a Public Market Volunteer
04/28/2023
Volunteers are vital to our mission of building and strengthening our community.
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Kimchi and Bap joins Public Market
04/17/2023
Lenexa Public Market guests will soon enjoy the fresh Korean flavors of Kimchi and Bap on a regular basis when Chef/Owner Lisa Hamblen opens a Market stall later this summer.
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The Flower Market starts a new chapter in Old Town
03/31/2023
The Flower Market plans depart the Lenexa Public Market on April 1 to deepen its roots in Old Town Lenexa.
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Travel with your Taste Buds
03/14/2023
Even if you don’t have plane tickets purchased or time to travel the globe, exploring the flavors of several rich cultures is possible at the Lenexa Public Market.
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Variety of breakfast dishes
Wake up with the Market
02/08/2023
A great breakfast just makes the rest of your day better. At the Lenexa Public Market, you’ll find a delectable slate of options all made with the highest quality ingredients and care by our collection of merchants. Yum!
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Serving up success in 2022
01/05/2023
Bringing together people, creating new events and providing space for small business owners to engage with the community are all part of our purpose. In 2022, we served up success in many ways.
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Warm wishes and dishes
11/29/2022
While the weather outside is frightful, the entrées and beverages inside the Lenexa Public Market are quite delightful.
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(Flatland) Dreams Come True at Lenexa Public Market
10/28/2022
Flatland, Kansas City did a feature story about Lenexa Public Market merchant African Dream Cuisine being the latest in a line of success stories.
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Find unique local gifts at three shopping events
10/28/2022
‘Tis the season of baking, hosting and gifting. The City of Lenexa has three great events to get you in the holiday spirit and help you start checking off your list.
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Seasonal Sips This Fall at the Public Market
09/22/2022
Make the Lenexa Public Market part of your autumn adventures by trying one or more of our 15 seasonal sips.
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Meet our new manager
08/16/2022
A big welcome to new Lenexa Public Market Manager Tessa Adcock! She’s not new to Lenexa or the culinary world, and we’re excited to have her on staff.
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Cosmo Burger Now Open
08/04/2022
When Feast Magazine recognized Cosmo Burger as one of the Best Restaurants of 2021, they noted that the thin, crispy and juicy burger has “quickly become one of the most revered burgers in all of Kansas City.” Now you can find this savory delight at the Lenexa Public Market.
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Coming Soon: Cosmo Burger
01/18/2022
The Lenexa Public Market’s final anchor merchant spot will soon be home to an acclaimed smash burger concept.
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Youth makers craft new Market-themed totes, shirts
01/14/2022
Locally made products often pair high quality with a great story – and the Lenexa Public Market’s new merchandise delivers on both counts.
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New merchants coming to Lenexa Public Market
08/03/2021
Several exciting changes are coming to the Lenexa Public Market over the next few weeks.
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Sustainability practices we follow year-round
04/22/2021
Today may be Earth Day but we want you to know we go beyond that — we are committed to sustainability 365 days a year.
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Mr. D’s Coffee now serving coffee and donuts
04/02/2021
Fresh, local coffee and delicious donuts? Yes, please! Mr. D’s Coffee is now part of the Lenexa Public Market family.
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Changes coming to the Public Market this spring
03/10/2021
Creating a place for local food entrepreneurs to start or grow a concept has been a focus of the Lenexa Public Market since it opened in 2017. This spring and summer, you will discover new offerings at the Public Market as our merchants continue to adapt and expand.
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