Think of it as Area 51 meets Area Code 913…
It won’t be easy, but on the heels of running Leawood eatery Trezo Vino the past eight months, Colby and Megan Garrelts have reportedly lined up backers for a second run at turning around the Park Place eatery at 115th and Nall.
That after the Italian and Mediterranean restaurant bought the farm Saturday.
The Garrelts’ game plan: to reopen a new dining concept with the working title Native 34 in the same space.
The couple famously operates the acclaimed restaurant bluestem in Westport.
And while mum’s the word on the specifics, some diners were disappointed by the turnaround results at Trezo Vino. It’s one thing to run a tiny, in town, upscale operation, another to accomplish the same on a grand scale in the subburbs.
Trezo Vino was thought to be losing as much as $30,000 a month by some sources.
As for what the name "Native 34" might hold…
Best I can tell, there are two possibilities, the Roswell, New Mexico helicopter company Native 34 that serves the alien-happy desert southwest. And then, as pointed out by someone far smarter than me, the fact that Kansas was the 34th state to join the Union.
Naturally, I prefer the former.
Art Bell and Coast to Coast radio devotees no doubt recall the 1947 UFO incident at Roswell in which an extraterrestrial spacecraft complete with aliens aboard allegedly crashed sparking decades of conspiracy theories that live on to this day.
Not surprisingly, Native 34’s Facebook page is titled "The Screaming Alien."
I’m talking about the ‘copter company.
Guess we’ll see.