Modern seafood and steak concept forms a partnership between Block Real Estate Services and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Kansas City, Mo. January 6, 2021 – 46 Penn Centre, the new 14-story, high image corporate office building on the Country Club Plaza, announced today that it has reeled in acclaimed restaurant Ocean Prime.
Named Ocean Prime Restaurant + Prime Social Rooftop, the new concept includes not only the restaurant, but a new extension to the brand with a rooftop lounge, the first in the Ocean Prime family. The restaurant will feature artfully designed interiors with a la carte seating, private dining and bar, while Prime Social will welcome guests to the building’s enclosed rooftop, which also has outdoor seating and a fire pit.
Kansas City is the newest location for Ocean Prime, from award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR). It will also become the first location in Missouri, in a management-investment partnership between the restaurant group and investors associated with Block Real Estate Services principals.
Construction will begin in the next 60 days and Ocean Prime Restaurant + Prime Social Rooftop are slated to open in fall 2021. This will be the 17th Ocean Prime restaurant since the 2008 launch of the concept in Columbus, Ohio. There are currently 16 locations coast-to-coast, across 12 states and the District of Columbia.
“At the outset of our plans for the building, we set our sights on landing a world class restaurant for 46 Penn Centre,” said Ken Block, managing principal of Block Real Estate Services. “Ocean Prime is one of the finest restaurants in the U.S. and is the perfect partner to provide that elevated guest experience. It gives our tenants even more amenities at their fingertips, as they will soon have an in-house restaurant and rooftop lounge to entertain their clients and employees.”
Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, said, “we look forward to partnering with Block Real Estate Services, the premier Kansas City real estate developer. Our companies share similar values, including developing projects with the highest quality and design in mind.”
Mitchell continued, “this location at 46 Penn Centre allowed us, for the first time, to expand Ocean Prime with a lounge concept that was inspired by a popular CMR rooftop lounge in Columbus, OH. Prime Social will be the only rooftop venue with expansive views of the Plaza and surrounding area.”
Ocean Prime will consist of 8,500 square feet of space, including three private dining rooms and a peninsula bar. Prime Social will be a 5,500 sq. ft rooftop lounge, creating a space that is unlike any other in the Kansas City market.
“We are excited to expand the Ocean Prime concept, bringing both classic and modern fare,” said Mitch Miller, vice president of Ocean Prime. “Our restaurant is known for its vibrant energy, made-from-scratch menu offerings, seasonal ingredients and an extensive menu to suit every palate, including prime steaks, chops, chicken and seafood. Our signature cocktails, from classics to original creations, and extensive wine list are a highlight of our guests’ experience. Prime Social will be a cool rooftop oasis and an ideal spot for guests to sip, savor and surround themselves within the cityscape.”
Ocean Prime restaurant locations are selected for their proximity to businesses and residents in desirable markets around the country. 46 Penn Centre is ideal since it is a brand-new building located on the world-renowned Country Club Plaza, surrounded by 12 hotels with a total of 2,305 rooms within a half mile of the 46 Penn Centre site.
The entire 15-block district, with more than 150 shops and dozens of fine restaurants, makes the Country Club Plaza Kansas City’s premier retail, dining and entertainment destination.
46 Penn Centre is located at 4551 Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.
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ABOUT 46 PENN CENTRE
46 Penn Centre opened in the fall of 2020 and is a 14-story high image corporate office building on the Country Club Plaza. The Class A office building features 220,000 +/- RSF of office space, approximately 11,000 +/- RSF of retail space and secure, covered parking. Located north of 47th Street and east of Pennsylvania Avenue, it features private balconies on each floor and has been constructed with only four columns per floor for maximum space-plan efficiency.
ABOUT BLOCK REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) is a full-service commercial real estate company managing over 43 million square feet of retail, office, and industrial properties. Affiliate Block Multifamily Group manages 7,350 multifamily units for equity partnerships and third party owners. BRES’s portfolio of services continues its role as the most comprehensive commercial real estate firm in Kansas City by providing and specializing in real estate brokerage services, tenant representation, investment services, asset and property management, economic incentives consultation, financial services, construction and development services, and the Block Funds.
ABOUT OCEAN PRIME
Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.
From the kitchen and bar, there is an appreciation for ingredients that comes through in every dish. Our menu is both classic and modern featuring lighter items like sushi and poke, to indulgent seafood presentations, juicy steaks and decadent desserts. Each location is unique and designed to fold into the energy of the city where it’s located. With stunning spaces, luxe details and truly genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.
Guests can experience Ocean Prime in Washington, D.C., Boston, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Tampa, New York, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix and Columbus. For more information, please visit www.ocean-prime.com.
About Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Founded by Cameron Mitchell in 1993, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC (CMR) has built a diverse portfolio of varied concepts, ranging from multi-location upscale destinations to single neighborhood favorites. Today, CMR operates 36 restaurants company-wide under 15 different concepts, with 19 restaurants located in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, the premier catering and event planning in Central Ohio, oversees three venues in Columbus. The national Ocean Prime concept has 16 locations in 12 states plus the district of Columbia. The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, a sister company of CMR, currently operates 22 locations in five states. CMR and the various concepts have received numerous culinary, leadership, entrepreneur, community service and readers’ choice awards. For more information, visit www.cameronmitchell.com.