Here are 3 businesses that have opened in Town Center Plaza and Crossing recently — and 1 still yet to come

The Shade Store, a national retailer specializing in blinds and drapery, moved in to Town Center Crossing in December. It's one of several new businesses that have opened in the last few weeks or plant to open in coming weeks and months. Image via Town Center Crossing Facebook page.

From late 2021 to the start of this year, Leawood’s Town Center Plaza has seen several changes. 

The shopping center at 119th and Roe and the nearby Town Center Crossing have added several new businesses recently and still have some on the way.

Several spaces in both centers have turned over in recent weeks and been filled by a range of national retailers, with some coming to the Kansas City metro for the first time. 

Here are some of the newest additions shoppers can now visit or expect to see soon. 

SoReal Energy and Nutrition

Image via SoReal Energy Instagram.


After weeks of marketing and partnering with local businesses, the nutrition club officially opened its doors in December. It moved into the north side of Town Center Plaza, between Claire’s and Kansas Sampler. 

The shop sells “healthy fast food” items like shakes, teas and snacks. It also offers services like wellness coaching and personalized meal plans.

It’s open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday through Monday. 

The Shade Store

Image via The Shade Store Facebook page.

This national retailer which specializes in shades, blinds and drapes moved into Town Center Crossing in December. It now occupies the space between LoveSac and North Italia. 

The store advertises “wholly curated” window shades, curtains and blinds. It also offers free swatches and measurements for installations. 

Leawood’s showroom is the only one the company has in Kansas, according to its website.

The Shade Store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

Warby Parker

Warby Parker Leawood
Image via Warby Parker Leawood Facebook page.

As of November, the eyewear retailer has been open for business in Town Center Crossing. Just two doors down from the Shade Store, Warby Parker latest metro franchise occupies the space between LoveSac and Lululemon. 

The New York-based retailer has another location in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, but this is the retailer’s first location on the Kansas side of the metro and the first in the state, according to the company 

The store offers a range of prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses and contacts. 

It’s open to shoppers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

Ruby Jean’s Juicery

Ruby Jean's Juicery
Ruby Jean’s Troost location. Image via Ruby Jean’s website.


This locally owned favorite is still in the process of opening its planned expansion into Johnson County.

The juicery, with its flagship location on Troost Avenue in KCMO and another in the Whole Foods near UMKC, is set to open its newest location in Town Center Plaza in February but does not currently have an exact opening date. Owner Chris Goode originally estimated the store would open by the end of 2021. 

The juicery is moving in between Amazing Lash Studio and Power Life on the east side of Town Center Plaza. Its menu will be limited with primarily grab-and-go smoothies, breakfast and lunch items.

The new location will be open later for most of the week than its Kansas City stores, opening at 6:30 a.m. and closing at 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

It will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and the juicery will be closed on Sunday.