Is Pegah’s in Merriam closing? Restaurant and developer say different things

Pegah's Family Restaurant

Pegah's Family Restaurant announced a temporary closure of the Merriam location, near the Kmart site, stating on Facebook the location will return next year. But Merriam Grand Station developers say Pegah's isn't part of the new development. Photo credit Juliana Garcia

Pegah’s Family Restaurant, a family-owned eatery in Johnson County, is planning to close its Merriam location near the former Kmart site on Shawnee Mission Parkway— but there are conflicting messages on whether that shutdown will be temporary or permanent.