Restaurant opens inside Nebraska Furniture Mart

A new restaurant, the Blind Box BBQ, opened today inside Nebraska Furniture Mart.

According to a spokesman, the restaurant had a soft opening last week with its grand opening today at the store at 1601 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas.

It is the second location for Blind Box BBQ, which has another location at 13214 W. 62nd Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas.

The 7,000-square-foot restaurant features a bar area with state-of-the-art audio and video for sports-watching and a patio for outdoor dining and drinking, the spokesman stated.

“We wanted to give our customers a place to land, to think about purchases and to have a better experience overall,” said Ethan Stover, store director of NFM’s Kansas City location, in a news release. “Our store is 450,000 square feet, so sometimes you just need to rest. If you want to get some fresh air, there’s a patio, or if you want to hang out inside and watch the game, there are multiple TVs.”

Customers can also purchase a glass of wine or beer at the bar and sip while they shop the rest of the store.

“This is a unique experience you can’t get anywhere else in Kansas City,” Stover said.

The menu will feature signature barbecued items such as pulled pork, beef brisket, burnt ends and smoked sausage as well as non-barbecue items. Customers can also order espresso drinks or homemade pastries or desserts from the coffee bar. A full bar will serve wine, beer, signature cocktails and whiskey flights.

“We believe NFM shares the same values we do – to create the absolute best customer experience while delivering a superior product,” said Joe Tulipana, owner-iperator of Blind Box BBQ. “We are thrilled to be able to appeal to both Kansas City shoppers and visitors alike, elevating their experience with delicious barbecue and libations.”

The Pressed Pig (Coffee and Pastry) inside NFM will be open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with Blind Box BBQ being open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Sunday’s both The Pressed Pig and Blind Box BBQ will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Previously, there was a Quizno’s sandwich shop at NFM.

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