Thursday, July 11, 2013

Prairiefire Lands Real Rock Star Tenant: KISS Frontmen

 Prairiefire announced Thursday that a new rock star tenant would soon open its doors.

With the help of Merrill Cos. President Fred Merrill, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, members of the band KISS, plan to open their restaurant Rock & Brews Prairiefire in the Overland Park mixed-use development early next year, according to a Thursday release.

Stanley said in the release that the store will be a casual and family-oriented American cuisine with a broad range of craft beers and a rock-themed environment. The restaurant will span more than 6,000 square feet and will bring 100 full- and part-time jobs to the area.

Stanley and Simmons' co-founding partners, Michael Zislis and concert industry veterans Dave and Dell Furano are helping the restaurant chain expand into a host of different locations throughout the country. Currently, the restaurant has locations in El Segundo and Redondo Beach, Calif., and one in Los Cabos, Mexico. It's got another handful on the way, as well, at Los Angeles International Airport, Maui, Agoura Hills, Calif., and Albuquerque.