Kim Dye is a hair stylist by trade but for the last decade she has turned that stylist eye to home décor.
Her latest Vintage Market location has landed in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza. Called The Pink Chandelier – A Vintage Market it has the flair of a Parisian flea market offering antique and vintage-inspired home décor, furniture, fashions, and accessories.
A green tiered chandelier dangles over a quilted bed, “man in the moon” creamers line up on a vintage hutch, a soft blue velvet pillow with rosette sits on a rattan chair, and hanging here and there are new items like a cozy baby cardigan or sexy strapless dress.
Dye had operated a vintage market called The Pink Chandelier in Parkville until water damage to the building caused her to close the shop. She sold the items at special sales at her Kansas City home for about a year. Then, in 2009, she began testing new locales with temporary leases — in the Northland, in Leawood and in the River Market — and all the shops had Vintage Market in their names. She still owns and operates a River Market location dubbed “First Dibs” —Vintage Market.
Dye does most of the buying for the new Town Center Plaza store, but also has five consignment vendors.
“We run it as a family now, with my two daughters and husband, on a smaller scale,” Dye said.
The Pink Cottage Room, a small room in back which will have a cottage decor, will be available to rent for private events
The store, at 5053 W. 117th St. on the north side of the center, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Dye also offers services like decorating and home staging, custom painting for furniture, cabinets and walls, and furniture pick-up and delivery.
Hawthorne Plaza updates
- After four years of operations, WestChase Grille has closed in Overland Park.
The “fine dining without all the fuss” restaurant opened in Hawthorne Plaza, 11942 Roe Ave., in late 2008.
In a notice to customers this week, owner and executive chef John Westerhaus said: “It is with the deepest regret, that I have to tell you that I have closed the doors at WestChase Grille permanently. After four years of serving you and your families, I had to make a very difficult decision and let go of this part of my dream…Memories were made here that I will cherish forever. I see this simply as the end of one thing and the beginning of everything else.”
The location had been home to several restaurants in the last few years, including 40 Sardines and Forks in the Air.
- You can go home again — if you are Annabelles Fine Linens. The shop got its start in Overland Park’s Hawthorne Plaza in 1992, relocated to Leawood’s Park Place five years ago, and now plans to move back to Hawthorne in late May.
“Our vision was not the same as Park Place’s vision. They are going for a ‘nights and weekends.’ Our customers don’t shop at night,” said Lisa Payne, president. “We’ve always loved Hawthorne so we are going back to where we started.”
Traqueros Fresh Mexican Grill is scheduled to open Thursday in the former Foster’s Grille spot at 11831 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
Marco’s Pizza has opened at 7060 W. 135th St., Overland Park. The franchisee is considering an Olathe location later this year.
The Kansas Small Business Development Center has recognized New York Dawg Pound as one of its eight “2013 Emerging Business of the Year” award winners. The award recognizes small businesses that have adapted and succeeded in a challenging time, the center said.
New York Dawg Pound is a locally owned “workingman’s gourmet hot dog” place opened in late 2010 at 7702 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park.