The Leawood Planning Commission reviewed and approved initial plans for Minnesota-based appliance store Warners' Stellian's first Kansas store Tuesday. Above, a Warners' Stellian showroom in Iowa. Photo via Warners' Stellian Facebook page.
Home and kitchen appliance company Warners’ Stellian wants to open its first Johnson County store in Leawood.
The Leawood Planning Commission on Tuesday approved preliminary plans for a new Warners’ Stellian store in southern Leawood.
This store would mark the first in the county and in Kansas.
The company is eyeing a location at 135th and Nall
Owner and applicant Robert Warner submitted plans for a roughly 12,000-square foot store at 5101 W. 135th St.
The store would occupy a lot at the Cornerstone of Leawood development, near the former Winstead’s diner — soon to become Rakar Dumpling House.
The site neighbors the Parkway Plaza and Overland Park’s Prairiefire shopping centers.
Warners’ Stellian offers appliances from more than 50 brands
The company’s inventory and services include appliances like refrigerators, ovens, laundry machines, outdoor grills and air conditioning machines.
The specialty store also boasts a “commitment to green” and ships appliances in recyclable material.
“We like to serve in a very specialized and unique way,” said owner Robert Warner. “We think there’s an opportunity for sure in (Leawood) and the general Kansas City market space for our brand.”
The Leawood Planning Commission unanimously approved the plan
Warners’ Stellian’s proposal heads to the Leawood City Council on Feb. 20.
If the council approves it, then the store will likely open this fall or winter, Warner said.
The company hopes to open two or three more Kansas City area stores after this one, Warner added.
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