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Wally Kennedy: Mexican restaurant planned for Stone’s Corner shopping center | Local News

The Meat’n Place Hometown Grill, located in the mall at the northwest corner of the Stone’s Corner roundabout in the village of Airport Drive, has closed.

The restaurant opened in April 2017 and focuses on Cajun cuisine.

Before that, the place was the 417 Food Factory, and before that it was Magoo’s, which served food and had a popular sports bar.

A new restaurant linked to Pittsburg, Kansas, could open there later this month if all goes according to plan.

Guadalajara Mexican Grill, located in Pittsburg’s Plaza Mall, 1620 S. Broadway St., will open its second location in the former Meat’n Place, according to a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh store.

This store operated for almost seven years.

I looked up the menu for this restaurant online. It appears to be a full service Mexican restaurant with a bar and dishes ranging from simple street tacos to sophisticated seafood and steak dishes. Online menu prices seemed quite reasonable, like $2 for a shrimp taco or a lunch special for $5.99. The restaurant will offer specials almost every day of the week. To view the menu online, visit guadalajamxgrill.com/menu.

If real-life food looks like the food you see on your computer screen, watch out. This place could be a real contender for top Mexican food in the big Joplin market. We will see.

Opening details to come.

Good deals galore

If you’re looking for a bargain, be sure to check out Daily Deals and More Joplin, which recently opened in a storefront at the north end of Chase Colton Plaza, 420 N. Range Line Road.

The store specializes in merchandise returns from Amazon, Target and Kohl’s. Merchandise, displayed on racks and in bins, includes clothing, home decor items, electronics, shoes, handbags, backpacks and kitchen utensils. A store spokeswoman said, “Our inventory changes weekly. We always have something new.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The website is dailydealsandmorejoplin.com.

It is one of two Daily Deals and More stores. The other is in Neosho.

Tax holiday

The sales tax exemption that began on Friday will continue through Sunday. 4.225% state sales tax will not be charged for certain qualifying items. Most Missouri counties and cities in our area, including Joplin, have opted out of the vacation.

Area retailers, including those at Northpark Mall, stocked shelves and prepared for the back-to-school season.

“Our retailers look forward to welcoming the community with back-to-school shopping for the whole family,” said Susan W. Hoff, director of marketing for Northpark Mall. “This season is all about styles that steal the show, from bold colors and prints to accessories more is more.”

Not sure which items are eligible? Visit the Missouri Department of Revenue website for more information on qualifying items, such as school supplies, clothing, computers, and other items as defined by the state statue.