Grinders LFK

  • PIZZA
  • RESTAURANT & BAR
  • CATERERS
733 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 816-4535

About Us

STRETCH's travels, both domestic and international, reaffirmed his belief that there is a common thread between food, art and music that transcends cultural boundaries and has the ability to bring read more
  • About

    STRETCH's travels, both domestic and international, reaffirmed his belief that there is a common thread between food, art and music that transcends cultural boundaries and has the ability to bring people together. By 1992 he had returned to Kansas City, after being away to complete a Masters if Fine Arts and establish himself as a world renowned sculptor in such far off places as Kenya, Africa and the Republic of Georgia. STRETCH, a native of the Philadelphia area, also returned to studio space in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District.

    Still a neighborhood in transaction, it was on that sidewalk on Wyandotte Ave. where STRETCH improvised what would affectionately become known as the 'I-Beam Bar' - appropriately named for only available seating. The 'I-Beam Bar' soon developed into a gathering spot for all walks of like to enjoy a cold beer and maybe a bite from a make-shift grill while listening to anything from Scroatbelly to Vivaldi. In STRETCH's words, ''it didn't matter if you showed up in a zoot suit, shark suit, clown suit or your birthday suit, all were welcome.'' Twelve years later, in 2004, this concept of community building - leveraging the power of food , art and music - would become the fabric of the first GRINDERS concept and restaurant in STRETCH's former art gallery on 18th Street, an anchor in the Crossroads Art District neighborhood to this day.

  • Highlights

    • Pizza
    • Cheese Steaks
    • Craft Beer
    • BBQ and Burgers
    • Arcade and fun
  • Whom to Contact

    • Adrian Frost
      AP Department
      Phone: 1-816-471-3618
    • Deanna Riddle
      General Manager
      Phone: (785) 816-4535
    • Stephanie Rozycki
      OPS Manager
      Phone: (785) 816-4535

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