A new restaurant wants to take over the old Crossroads pizzeria

The corner building of 1501 Grand has housed a few pizzerias.

The corner building of 1501 Grand has housed a few pizzerias.

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Prime Pizzeria wants to open in the old HomeSlice Pizza & Pints ​​at 1501 Grand Blvd. — a high-profile location near the T-Mobile Center and the Power & Light District.

The restaurant, awaiting a liquor license, reportedly specializes in wood-fired pizzas like the Wise Guy (with sliced ​​meatballs, Italian sausage and caramelized onions), Prime Prosciutto (with ricotta, fresh mozzarella, goat cheese, fig jam and prosciutto) and marinara (with hand-crushed tomato sauce, fresh basil and garlic but no cheese).

For starters, he provides a platter of bruschetta, meatballs with grilled baguettes and wood-fired wings. The menu would also include sandwiches and salads. As a starter, it includes grilled filet mignon, Atlantic salmon, chicken Marsala, lasagna, shrimp ravioli and spaghetti.

Peter Alvarez was a HomeSlice partner but said he left before it closed in mid-2019. He knows the owner and helps a new group open there.

Dukes on Grand/Downtown Pizza and Willie’s Kansas City also operated on site.

This story was originally published January 20, 2022 5:00 a.m.

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Joyce Smith has been covering restaurant and retail news for The Star since 1989 under the Cityscape brand. She appreciates topical advice.

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