The Waldo Summit Grill and Bar will move in to Kansas 75th Street Brewery, late summer and open Ramen concept in current location

Community is invited to join KC Hopps in celebrating legacy and pioneering Kansas City brewpub with events in April and May

Kansas City, Mo. (April 8, 2016) – Summit Grill and Bar –Waldo (Summit Waldo) owners, Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy, together with KC Hopps’ Ed Nelson, president, Chris Sutton, CEO and the entire team, are pleased to announce that the Summit Grill and Bar – Waldo will move and expand its current location to the 75th Street Brewery space with a planned opening in late summer 2016.

Summit Waldo’s owners with Po Wang announce in tandem through exploring the expansion with KC Hopps, they found the location right under their feet for their highly-anticipated Ramen concept. The new Ramen concept will open in the current Summit Waldo location in late summer, after introducing sellout Ramen Tuesdays that will continue until the official opening. Po Wang is an owner of the Ramen concept with Lock and Molloy, as well as its culinary director.

Starting April 15, until its final day on May 15, KC Hopps is hosting a Farewell Tour featuring multiple events bringing back favorites from the 23 year-old legacy property and Kansas City’s pioneering brewpub. Events will include:

·         Weekly Throwback Food Features starting April 15

                    April 15 – 24: Fountain City Chicken

                    April 25 – May 1: Mt. McKinley Fish N Chips

                   May 2 – May 8: Waldo’s Chicken Pub Pie

                   All Month: Muddy Mo Brownie Sundae

·         BDS/Mug Club Appreciation Day:  Guests bring their mugs and bartenders fill up to 20 oz.;

·         Final, Final Firkin’ Friday;

·         XXXMas Tap Party:  Christmas in April- Tapping 2015 XXXMas Ale;

·         Guest Tap Tuesday, featuring one Guest Tap per week;

·         $3 Big Beer Wednesday featuring Dante’s Dream, Rye So Serious, Emerald City and more; regularly $7;

·         Retro Flagships Night – Thursdays & Sundays, regular $4.50, flashback is $2.50;

·         75 Cent flagship draws every Saturday in the Alley in 75th Street cups for guests to keep;

·         Geeks Who Drink: Final Trivia Night, date to be announced;

·         Live music

·         More customer celebrations and former staff reunions to announce throughout April and May.

KC Hopps statement:

After pioneering the brewpub industry in Kansas City and proudly running the 75th Street Brewery for 23 years, it is with mixed emotions that we turn the keys over to our neighbors and friends at Summit Grill and Bar.  We look forward to Summit moving their establishment and continuing the tradition and high standards of serving Kansas City and more specifically the Waldo community.   In recent years, KC Hopps has drifted away from the focus of making beer and has focused on our other well-known brands.  We are committed to excellence and look forward to entertaining our long standing loyal patrons at other KC Hopps locations.  A lot has happened at the Brewery over the last two plus decades.  Many people have worked at the Brewery, strong friendships have been developed and others have even met their spouses there.  We have made an extraordinary amount of friends, and created an incredible amount of memories.  We intentionally decided to get the word out about the closing of Kansas City’s first brewpub with plenty of time for anyone who would like to stop by and say goodbye, reminisce and have one for old times’ sake. We will close up shop on May 15th and will have a lot of fun from now until then.   All 75th Street Brewery employees will be offered jobs at other KC Hopps locations

About Summit Grill and Bar

Summit Bar and Grill is a casual American restaurant opened in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in 2012 and Kansas City, Missouri’s historic Waldo neighborhood in 2014. Both locations are open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. The restaurant’s menus feature a range of options from sandwiches, salads and burgers to hand-cut steaks and seafood. Summit Grill and Bar is led by long-time restaurateurs Domhnall Molloy and Andy Lock, formerly of McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks. Summit Grill and Bar is located in Lee’s Summit at 4835 NE Lakewood Way and in Kansas City at 500 W. 75th Street. Reservations can be made online through Open Table or by calling 816-795-1299 in Lee’s Summit and 816-361-9788 in Kansas City. Visit Summit online at