Lenexa Public Market Opens Sept. 1

Lenexa Public Market Opens Sept. 1
Posted on 09/04/2017
Lenexa Public Market

The Lenexa Public Market is a unique new destination for locally made foods and goods, and the grand opening is right around the corner. This dynamic indoor food hall and market offers area entrepreneurs an opportunity to launch or grow their businesses, and the Market opens its doors officially on Sept. 1. The Market opens at 6 a.m. on Sept. 1, and we will hold a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m.

The Lenexa Public Market (8750 Penrose Ln.) is located on the ground level of the new Lenexa City Hall and is operated by the City of Lenexa. 

Free parking is available in the parking garage located southwest of the Market. 

General Market hours are Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Individual merchant hours may vary.

Cooking Classes

The year-round food hall features The Kitchen at Lenexa Public Market, a culinary-inspired event space on the mezzanine level. Cooking classes in The Kitchen have begun and are open to the public. 

Register for cooking classes


Merchants, including anchor, short-term and pop-up tenants, will continually rotate at the Lenexa Public Market. 

  • CHEWOLOGY {Gyoza Bar & Kushiyaki} will offer Japanese gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), grilled skewer appetizers, specialty East Asian dough-based dishes, and drinks. (Opens early October)

  • Delyetful Soaps & Body Care Products offers a wide variety of handcrafted products for all ages including soaps, lotions, body butters and bath fizzies. (Open Sept. 1)

  • The Flower Market will partner with the Lenexa Public Market in a space offering beautiful flowers and other gift items. (Open Sept. 1)

  • Foo’s Fabulous Café offers an array of locally-made treats. Enjoy fabulous frozen custard, fruit slurries, and Christopher Elbow Chocolates. (Open Sept. 1)

  • Frannie Franks Coffee Cakes serves award-winning coffee cake, baked from Frannie's beloved recipe. Pick up a whole coffee cake or purchase by the slice. (Open Sept. 1)

  • Mad Man’s NitroCream offers handcrafted, made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream available in four flavors, from the owner of Mad Man’s KC BBQ. (Open Sept. 1)

  • Red Kitchen Tamales is a pop-up restaurant in The Kitchen that will offer homemade tamales on Tuesdays during September. (Open Sept. 5)

  • The Roasterie offers its full menu of signature drinks, including coffee and espresso drinks, tea and its Cold Brew in cans and on tap and its Nitro Cold Brew in cans and on tap. Locally baked pastries and grab-and-go-snacks are available for purchase, along with a limited collection of Roasterie brewing equipment, merchandise and whole beans. The Lenexa City Center Roasterie Blend will be served, and the beans are available to buy for take-home brewing. (Opened Aug. 25)

  • Serene’s Bakery offers made-from-scratch desserts, using the highest-quality ingredients. (Open Sept. 1)

  • Thirty-Six offers handmade wood artwork, hand-carved glassware and engraved travertine stone coasters. Man cave art your wife will approve. (Open Sept. 1)

  • Topp’d Pizza + Salads serves up signature and custom-made pizzas using locally sourced and fresh ingredients. In addition to pizza, the menu includes fresh salads and grinder sub sandwiches, as well as a selection of small plates and appetizers. All dough, sauces, toppings and dressings are made from scratch. (Open Sept. 1)

  • We Got Your Back Apparel offers super-soft apparel. (Open Sept. 1)

Lenexa Public market website

Lenexa City Center

Lenexa’s new downtown, first conceived in 1997 as part of Lenexa’s community-driven strategic plan, Vision 2020, is located at the intersection of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard adjacent to Interstate 435. Lenexa City Center is a new and exciting mixed-use neighborhood.

Combining walkability, density, sustainability and community, Lenexa City Center offers a unique spin on urban living. Incorporating approximately 200 acres surrounding 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, this commercial and residential hub will encompass nearly 3 million feet of space at build-out.

In the past several years, many new businesses, hotels, luxury multifamily communities and restaurants have opened in Lenexa City Center. Many other projects are under development.