Former Leawood Winstead’s could become new dumpling restaurant

Leawood Rakar Dumpling House

This week, the Leawood Planning Commission paved the way for a new dumpling restaurant and antique shop at the site of a former diner. Above, the building at 4971 Briar Street. Photo by Lucie Krisman.

A new combo dumpling restaurant and antique furniture shop may be on its way to south Leawood on a site formerly occupied by a now-defunct Winstead’s.

Driving the news: At its Tuesday meeting, the Leawood Planning Commission unanimously approved preliminary and final plans for to what will become a dumpling restaurant and furniture store at 135th and Briar — sending the application to the Leawood City Council for final approval at a later meeting.