The Roasterie brings new cafe to Corrigan Station

The Roasterie Cafe at Corrigan Station will have outdoor seating alongside a planned courtyard, which will sit between the historic building and the planned new construction building to the west.

The Roasterie is headed to Corrigan Station, taking up the last piece of coveted first-floor retail space in the highly anticipated historic renovation project.

Founded by Danny O’Neill, the popular local coffee roaster is planning its newest cafe – its fourth in the Kansas City area – inside the 19th and Walnut redevelopment project.

“For us this was all about location,” O'Neill said. “The building is incredible, but being in the heart of the Crossroads and right at a KC Streetcar stop is perfect. We’ll be situated in one of Kansas City’s most dynamic areas—and will enjoy synergy with our Factory where tours are conducted. Because of the Streetcar, we will be able to attract visitors from downtown and Crown Center very easily.”

After the holidays, Copaken Brooks and 3D Development will begin preparing a 1,538-square-foot space for the café on the first floor. It will include a covered patio and seating for 20 along 19th street, next to a planned courtyard between the historic building and its soon-to-be-built new neighboring building. Build-out should be complete in March 2017.

The Roasterie Café at Corrigan Station will be a mirror of the roaster’s other locations. Baked in Kansas City will also have a bakery inside the café – a new partnership just launched at The Roasterie’s 27th street café.

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The cafe is the second retail tenant slated for the project, joining chef Michael Corvino’s first restaurant concept, Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room. Together, the two will serve as the only first-floor retail tenants.

While the project’s parking garage is now complete, construction crews are still hard at work renovating the rest of the 110,000-square-foot Corrigan Building. Soon crews will begin constructing a neighboring 40,000-square-foot new office building at 19th and Main. The existing building should be ready for occupancy at the end of the year, according to Copaken Brooks. The development team is also seeking LEED certification as a “green” building. For more information, visit the project website.