On their Facebook page, the owners of the former Country Club Cafe say they are bringing their famous "rollover," above, back in a new location. Photo via Gallagher Grinds.
The owners of the one-time Country Club Cafe in western Shawnee, which closed in 2021, have announced plans to open a new coffee shop just a few minutes away.
Until December 2021, the original coffee shop operated in the Country Club Bank building off Shawnee Mission Parkway and Monticello Road, but it closed
after the owners couldn’t reach an agreement with the bank.
The cafe owners announced their new business plans on Facebook earlier this week, and the post was met with hundreds of comments and reactions from past patrons.
“So exciting! Can’t wait to have you back,” Lori Shank, one commenter, wrote.
They expect an early summer opening
According to their
Facebook post, the owners will open a coffee shop at 22742 Midland Dr., formerly home to LifeWorks Integrative Health. \ That’s in the same shopping area as Sombrero’s Mexican Cantina and The Other Place.
The owners also alluded to a new name for their shop, but for now their Facebook page’s name has been changed to “Gallagher Grinds.”
The owners could not be reached for comment for this story.
Country Club Cafe served up treats for 20 years
Over the years, the cafe was run by different people, but
the menu stayed largely the same. The last owners ran it for about five years, including through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cafe was most known for its “rollovers,” an egg salad sandwich with ham and cheese served with chipotle mayo on a toasted asiago bagel.
The “New Best Friend” drink, a mocha and vanilla blended drink with peanut butter and chocolate chips, was also popular.
“We are so excited to serve you our amazing Rollover and coffee again after this long wait,” Gallagher Grind’s Facebook post said. “The rollover is not over!!”
Country Club Cafe closed in 2021. Its owners announced in March 2023 it will reopen this summer under a new name and in a new space just a few minutes away from its old location. File photo. It teased future plans when they closed
Back in December 2021, when the cafe announced its closure on Facebook, it changed its social media name to Gallagher Grinds Coffee House.
It also thanked its customers and said “our intention and desire is to hopefully find a spot in this area.”
Other than a post in 2022 confirming they were not the owners of the newly opened
Prayer Box Cafe on Roberts Street off Woodsonia Drive, the Facebook account has been mostly silent.
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