New Restaurants Opening in Parkville

 New developments are stirring in Downtown Parkville, with a fresh dining scene taking shape.

Prima Facie Bistro and Market
is gearing up for a summer debut at 12 E. First St., housed in a charming former bank building. This new establishment promises a spacious setting accommodating approximately 150 diners, complete with three exclusive dining areas, including a captivating space within an old vault and a cozy mezzanine overlooking the bustling dining area. Patrons can anticipate a tantalizing menu curated by skilled chefs, featuring a rotation of seasonal delights ranging from succulent steaks and seafood to vibrant salads and expertly crafted pastas. Complementing the culinary offerings are handcrafted cocktails sure to tantalize the taste buds. Additionally, the adjacent market will offer a delightful array of boba teas, fresh-squeezed juices, aromatic coffee, delectable pastries, gourmet salads, sandwiches, and hearty entrees. For those on the go, convenient take-out options will be available, including bottles of fine wine and artisanal charcuterie. Notably, customers can even utilize the former bank's drive-thru for seamless ordering and payment transactions.

Power Plant at 2 Main St-Meanwhile, in the historic confines of the Power Plant at 2 Main St., a vibrant social hub has emerged after a year-long hiatus. Enter Power Plant Social, a captivating fusion of bar, restaurant, and vintage gaming arcade. Owner Linda Bond envisions a space where patrons can disconnect from the digital world and relish in timeless entertainment. From mini bowling and Ping-Pong to classic board games like Battleship and Connect 4, there's no shortage of amusement for guests of all ages. While reveling in nostalgic pastimes, diners can indulge in an enticing menu boasting an array of delectable offerings, including crispy fried pickles, sumptuous Bavarian soft pretzels paired with Guinness beer cheese, and mouthwatering entrees like succulent spareribs and customizable pizzas.

The establishment also boasts a well-stocked bar, featuring 14 beers on tap alongside an assortment of craft cocktails. Convenient ordering through Toast at gaming tables ensures uninterrupted enjoyment, while happy hour specials from 3 to 6 pm on Thursdays and Fridays add to the allure. With its inviting patio seating and relaxed ambiance, Power Plant Social promises to be a go-to destination for memorable evenings and laid-back gatherings.

Additionally, Downtown Parkville welcomes two new retail ventures:

Cheeky Bird, situated at 301 Main St., offers a delightful array of women's apparel, accessories, and eclectic finds, including vintage pieces and locally crafted candles. Owner Stephanie Herbig's keen eye for style ensures a curated selection that caters to diverse tastes.

Vintage Style KC, located at 201 Main St., transports visitors on a nostalgic journey with its collection of vintage clothing, accessories, vinyl records, and captivating decor. Owner Jennifer Brown's passion for all things vintage shines through in the carefully curated offerings, providing a treasure trove for enthusiasts of yesteryear.

With these exciting additions, Downtown Parkville continues to evolve as a vibrant destination, blending culinary innovation with timeless charm and boutique allure.

By Josiah Bechthold