September 18th, 2008 10:05 AM by AJ Gentry
There's typically two types of business launches (1) a soft launch where you tip toe into the marketplace (2) a hard launch where you prepare like mad and open with all you've got. On Nov. 1, 2008, the Cosentino's family will open downtown Kansas City's first full-fledged grocery store in a third type of new product launch -- Balls out, bigger than life, and holding nothing back.
It's both courageous and impressive to watch a business not pussy foot around during volatile economic times. I applaud the Cosentino's for giving us their all and beg all downtowners to support the new big-ass store and it's 60 ft. salad bar, 1500 wine selection, two chef's and all with all your wallets have to give.
The store will have two entrances — one on 13th Street, another to the parking lot where it will have 136 spaces. Customers can get their parking ticket validated. Bring your appetite, debit card, and friends.