Genghis Grill shuttered its Power & Light District location in late 2011, about two years after opening.
But now Las Vegas-based ProteinHouse, fit food and espresso, has started demolition on the 2,600-square-foot space at 1345 Main St. It plans to open there around Labor Day.
“We’re really going for everybody healthy, and for people who want to get healthy we have the diet that world trainers use,” said Rick Davis, a partner in HQDS (for Healthy Quick Dining Services), franchisee for the Kansas City region and all of Iowa.
The group plans at least four more locations in the Kansas City area in five years. Davis’ son, Spencer Davis, had been with Cerner and will now be district manager for HQDS.
Andrew Bick and Larissa Reis, professional athletes and workout enthusiasts, founded ProteinHouse in 2012 and now have two locations — in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, Utah — and 33 franchisee units in the works, including the one in Power & Light.
ProteinHouse said it provides “delicious, nutrient-dense meals, made fresh to cater to each customer’s needs.” Menu items include wraps, signature burgers like the Aloha with grilled chicken and pineapple, signature pancakes like its South Beach with vanilla whey and cottage cheese, signature salads like Chicken Caesar and Berry Lovers, breakfast quesadillas, breakfast sandwiches and build-your-own options.
“We are extremely excited to add an innovative and lifestyle-focused new restaurant concept like ProteinHouse to the district, right on the new streetcar line,” said Nick Benjamin, executive director of the Power & Light District.
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By Joyce Smith