Business remains open despite threats from stadium construction, opens day after sales tax proposal fails

Green Dirt Farm recently celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Kansas City’s Crossroads district. The restaurant had been anxiously waiting for this moment, especially after the stadium sale tax was voted down by Kansas City and Jackson County voters. However, the staff at Green Dirt on Oak described the new spot as a gathering place offering locally-sourced foods, including the cheeses the brand is known for, which are made in house.

Executive Chef Oskar Arévalo shared that part of the concept behind the new location was to be able to expand their cheese making. The restaurant prides itself on being farm-to-table, providing fresh and quality ingredients for their dishes. However, there was a sense of apprehension about the possibility of the new location being demolished due to external factors.

Despite these uncertainties, Green Dirt Farm decided to move forward and open for business as planned. Arévalo expressed his fear of putting in time, effort, and commitment only to see everything dissolve in the future. The opening of the new location was a strange juxtaposition occurring just hours after thousands of voters had voted on the fate of the area.

However, now that Green Dirt Farm is finally open and operating in its new location, all those worries about potential demolition are in the past. Arévalo acknowledged that moving forward wasn’t easy but was necessary to fully commit to Green Dirt’s vision. With its own footprint in

By Aiden Johnson

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