KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sporting Kansas City and The Cordish Companies proudly announce the grand opening of a new flagship entertainment concept in the Kansas City Power & Light District called No Other Pub.
Located at 1370 Grand Blvd., on the second level of the Kansas City Live! Block, the 21,000 square foot No Other Pub represents an extension of the Sporting Kansas City brand into a new form of entertainment.
"Our club has celebrated many special moments at Power & Light in recent years, including the announcement of the rebrand in 2010," Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman said. "On that day, we stated our desire for Sporting Kansas City to become a true cultural brand for our fans. The opening of No Other Pub is a natural extension for us. We are excited to create more memorable experiences at P&L, and hopefully expose even more people to our brand."
The opening of No Other Pub comes on the heels of another high profile and high energy fall for the Power & Light District, with an October of nationally recognized Royals' watch parties quickly followed by the opening of One Light Luxury Apartments.
"We are on a great run," said Nick Benjamin, Executive Director of the Power & Light District. "In a lot of ways, our current momentum and growth, and that of downtown as a whole, really took off with our partnership with Sporting KC to host World Cup Watch Parties in 2010. The success of those events and the national attention they generated gave us lift we are still feeling today.
As we start the Power & Light District's second phase and the District continues to establish itself as Downtown Kansas City's premiere dining, shopping and entertainment neighborhood, it feels appropriate our next, exciting step is with Sporting Kansas City. We think No Other Pub by Sporting KC will offer Kansas Citians an entertainment experience unlike any other in the region."
Similar to Children's Mercy Park, No Other Pub features distinct areas within the space, with each offering a unique experience for guests. Designed to be a "playground" for millennials, the establishment showcases a social lounge with a comprehensive selection of every local craft beer and spirit made in Kansas City; a gaming parlor with bowling, golf simulators, table tennis, shuffleboard, foosball and darts; and an expansive sports bar with a 10-foot by 15-foot video wall and several other large-screen televisions, making it the premier destination to watch sporting events in Kansas City.
No Other Pub offers a full food and drink menu for all ages in addition to a fast-casual taco stand. Select booths within the establishment feature table taps, allowing guests the ability to refresh their own beverages without having to miss any of the action. All visitors stay connected through free Wi-Fi and the ability to charge their smart phones directly at bar counters. The place also caters to corporate events and private parties.
No Other Pub will be the new home for Sporting Kansas City watch parties hosted by Sporting KC supporters groups. The "No Other Pub" name is a tribute to the Kansas City Cauldron's popular chant "No Other Club." Supporters visiting the pub will receive discounts and other exclusive benefits during Sporting KC matches. The space will also serve as a transportation depot for all Sporting KC supporters before and after matches at Children's Mercy Park.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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About The Kansas City Power & Light District
The Kansas City Power & Light District is a vibrant eight-block neighborhood in the heart of downtown Kansas City that is redefining the City from its skyline to its sidewalks. The District links together the renovated Bartle Hall Convention Center, the new Sprint Center, offices, hotels, entertainment, cultural destinations and residential developments. The combination of entertainment, shopping, nightlife and residential with the District's imaginative and innovative design, has created an intriguing 24/7 neighborhood. For more information, visit www.powerandlightdistrict.com or www.facebook.com/KCPowerLightDistrict.
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