Looking for a different destination to brighten your next trip to Kansas City? Zona Rosa just may be the answer. Nestled within upscale neighborhoods in Kansas City north, the area’s unique entertainment and shopping district is located at the northwest corner of I-29 and Barry Road, just minutes from KCI airport and downtown Kansas City. Since opening in May 2004, the new urban retail environment has welcomed thousands of visitors to its "city within a city" atmosphere, offering shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as office and residential space.
What makes Zona Rosa so special? The layout, for one. The streets of the property are reminiscent of downtowns of the past, with individual storefronts evoking a sort of village-feel. Visitors will find familiarity in the intentional differing architectural design of each shop, not to mention the street-side metered parking. Another uniqueness of the development is the stock it takes in the community; one example is that all the proceeds from the parking meters are donated to local charities. In lieu of the meters, ample free parking is available throughout the property in covered garages and surface lots.
Zona Rosa is home to many well-known merchants, including Barnes and Noble, Old Navy, New York and Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lane Bryant, Children’s Place, Build A Bear and Dillard's, just to name a few. Appetites will be satisfied with the many dining options including Bravo! Italian Cucina, Buffalo Wild Wings, Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy, Hereford House, Bar Louie and Swagat Fine Indian Cuisine.
Amid the retail space you’ll find grassy areas with fountains and park benches just right for relaxing, and wide sidewalks meant for strolling. It will take you back to a time when life moved a bit slower, and things seemed simpler. So pay a visit this year to Zona Rosa and embrace the spirit of our old-fashioned charm. We’re certain you’ll experience something different, yet familiar.