By Jill Draper
The Red Bridge Shopping Center’s former bar, the old Daily Limit, has a new owner and is rebranding itself as The Limit Pub & Grub with an expected opening date in early July. The new place will feature a front patio adjoining an inside/outside bar with a glass garage door. There will be a smoking deck in the back, remodeled bathrooms and a huge L-shaped bar with a polished concrete top.
“It’ll have better food with a modernized bar menu, but will still be a neighborhood place,” says owner Darrell Kidd. “I think everybody is going to be happy with it.”
Kidd grew up in the Hickman Mills neighborhood and now lives in Leawood. He describes himself as a longtime patron of the bar. He planned to retire and play a lot of golf, but was sidelined by an injury. When the bar shut down during Covid, he thought it might be a fun venture to reopen it.
His goal is to provide live music every Friday night and possibly on Wednesdays. He wants to improve lunch and dinner offerings, including gluten-free items, and maybe add pizza to the menu as well as local craft beers, martinis and shots. He plans to add a lot of TVs, but says The Limit will not be a sports bar—just a place to watch the Chiefs and Royals when they play.
“I bet over 50% of the people in there will be neighborhood people from Mayfair, Red Bridge, Glen Arbor, even Raymore,” Kidd says. “It’s always been a neighborhood place, even when it was Sweeney’s and Peewee’s before that. Everyone who used to go there is excited about it.”
In September Red Bridge Shopping Center will welcome another new business, Berries + Honey, that will open in a vacant storefront near Caleb’s. Owner Kayla Jasperse will offer space for small events (40 to 50 people or less), charcuterie boards and a boutique section with items like local jams, honey, cheese knives, wooden boards and cookies.
Jasperse lives nearby in the Bridlespur neighborhood and has been making charcuterie boards, boxes and grazing tables for the past year, focusing mainly on bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Last month she promoted her business on Facebook and spent the night before Mother’s Day assembling charcuterie for 40 customers.
“Okay, I guess I oversold myself,” she remembers thinking. She’s a mother, herself, with two boys ages 1 and 3. She started Berries + Honey a year ago as a stay-at-home mom, but previously worked in commercial loan servicing, accounting and event planning—skills that helped her organize Berries + Honey as a startup.
Her charcuterie options start at $9 for a mini-cup or $12 for an individual box that contains meat, cheese, fruit and a sweet. Crackers, which tend to get soggy, can be purchased on the side. The cups and boxes are popular for corporate lunches, she says. Boards range from $25 (mini) to $100 (large). In the future she plans to hold charcuterie workshops where customers can learn how to make their own boards.
In other food news at the shopping center, Cookies and Creamery is offering a free topping or free cone during its summer happy hour from 8-9 pm Sunday-Thursday. Crows Coffee is taste-testing new breakfast sandwiches and plans to bring in more pastries such as donuts and pop tarts. And Tanner’s is offering a Father’s Day special on June 18. Dads get 10 bone-in wings free with the purchase of an entrée.