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Story, Prairie Village, KS
Story, Prairie Village, KS
Story, Prairie Village, KS
Story, Prairie Village, KS
Story, Prairie Village, KS

Story

4.7
4.7
2828 Reviews
$30 and under
Modern European
Story is a contemporary American restaurant in The Village Shopping Center in Prairie Village, KS. The Center is located 10 minutes southwest of Kansas City, Missouri's Country Club Plaza.
Story offers local, seasonal creative American cuisine from Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen. Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen is a 2022 and 2013 James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef Midwest and FOOD & WINE magazine's The People's Best New Chef: Midwest. Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen is FOOD & WINE Magazine's The People's Best New Chef National Winner for 2014.

Story features comfortable dining room, patio and bar seating. Story accepts reservations and walk-ins Wednesday - Sunday 4:30pm - 8:30pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (913) 236-9955
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Carl Thorne-Thomsen, JBF nominee
  • Private party facilities
    Story is an elegant, upscale restaurant serving seasonal, creative American cuisine. Story's sleek, modern dining room seats 75 guests. A bar area and large patio offer additional space.
  • Private party contact
    Carl Thorne-Thomsen: (913) 236-9955
  • Neighborhood
    Prairie Village
  • Cross street
    69th Terrace and Mission
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,828 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kansas City, KS

    Best Food

  • Kansas City, KS

    Innovative

  • Kansas City, KS

    Healthy

  • Kansas City, KS

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for fine wines

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Kansas City, KS

    Romantic

2,828 Reviews
  1. RosalindS

    Kansas City

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to celebrate a late Valentine’s Day. The wine list has choices for every taste. The food is innovative and delicious. The pear salad was to die for. The mushroom bisque was flavorful and the bread served with it wonderful. I had the Risotto and my Husband had the chicken. Both were beyond compare. Donuts for dessert finished off the meal. I would highly recommend Story for special occasions and date nights. If they brought back the wine tasting dinners on Thursday nights it would be perfect. I really miss them and nobody else does it as well as Chef Carl.

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  2. cltdiner81

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall had really great food. Good variety of selections available for those that are gluten free. Definitely will go back, service was good but could be better.

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  3. Scott

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spare rib was excellent. Good service and ambiance.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Story. We look forward to returning! We started with the duck empanadas - unique perfection! We were also pleased with our entrees and with the wine list and chose a bottle. Our service was excellent and we hope to try Story seasonally to see how the menu changes …

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  5. katied

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Story is one of my favorite restaurants. However, last night it took 1 hour to get our food and our dinner wasn't as great as previous visits to the restaurant. Not sure what happened last night.

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  6. CourtneyJ

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding experience in every way. Took friends who had never been to Story. They were super impressed. It started with superior food, great service, a lively ambiance, great desert, and a personal send off from the manager! Fantastic experience. And on our many visits, it is consistently one of the best restaurants in KC!

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  7. LisaK

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely day after Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband. Excellent service and yummy food and drink. We need to get there more often!

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  8. mikeb

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the Valentines Day Pre menu. We had a great time and the service and meal were exceptional. Timed courses came out accordingly with no delays or temp issues. Every course was excellent. They even managed our Gluten Free requests and covered it on the first visit to the table. Well done Story!

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  9. Disappointed

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a valentines reservation two weeks in advance and even with the reservation didn’t get seated until 30 minutes late due to not enough tables. Wasn’t aware there was a pre-fixed menu that night that you had to order from at $150 per person and no substitutions. Was hoping that with us not being seated until 7:30 (reservation was at 7) that they could’ve done more service wise or in terms of final bill but they did not. The food was good, but overall what we paid was not worth the service of experience.

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  10. pjnoel

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Food was delicious but a bit pricy.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my girlfriend here for a Valentine’s dinner and we were happy about the excellent service and food. This would be my third time here but first for a special occasion.

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  12. MARJN

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting, service, and food were wonderful. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. We had an early reservation and were not rushed for others coming in to dine after us. The mahi mahi and salmon were both delicious!

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  13. Slick

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Story never disappoints. The food and the service are always top notch.

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  14. StephV

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and our waiter Lars was wonderful. Overall a great experience, we will definitely be back to continue the Story!

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  15. HomerK

    Kansas City

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scrumptious food, outstanding wine, great service. An unbeatable combination.

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  16. paget

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tom and I had a very nice time with our friends last night at Story. We were given the table that we particularly like in the alcove. We had the Restaurant Week menu and found the food delicious. We had a great time talking to each other too. Thank you. Paget Higgins

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  17. CarolynM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was amazing! the staff was very attentive and kind.

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  18. JenniferB

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly, it was really cold outside and we were seated by a window. We got door cold air and window cold air. Otherwise, food and server/chris were great.

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  19. JennieC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food from the beginning of the meal to the end was fantastic! So well flavored and presentation was lovely.

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  20. KittyRN

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for restaurant week and it was wonderful. I had the Caesar salad, salmon and chocolate cake. A great value for $55! A hidden gem in the PV shops.

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  21. Bobby

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful food experience. Love the wine choices which are available. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and appropriate wines.

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  22. LEIGHANN

    Kansas City

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful selection for restaurant week. Jeremy is a great server and all the food was delicious and creative. Always love going there.

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  23. Whatsoever

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    From the start, should have said something about a seriously undersized wine pour. Compared to the reasonably filled wine glasses being delivered to other tables I was at a loss for words to ask it barely filled the bottom of the glass. During busy restaurant week it was hard to catch a server. Will avoid restaurant week in future, it felt like you were being processed through a meal that had been made for the masses.

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  24. AshleyS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The beef short rib was amazing! Excellent service too the entire experience was over the top.

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  25. GraceR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambiance, friendly server, and great food!

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  26. KCdiner

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Story worth remembering. The service was not intrusive but always right there. The food was scrumptious.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but a little salty. I had heard so many wonderful things about Story, I was expecting more. Overall an enjoyable meal, but not outstanding.

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  28. TeresaB

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. We really enjoyed the restaurant week choices. Soup, short ribs both very tasty, and perfect chocolate cake. Can’t forget the cocktails we tried, great!

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  29. Rick

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent NYE prix fixe option with well selected wine pairings. Each dish was superbly executed and service was first rate.

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  30. robert

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a five course prefixe meal about which we were very excited. The first course was a lobster salad which was heavily over salted. The fourth course was a ribeye which was also very oversalted, and which I chose to send back. The replacement ribeye was equally over salted. I shared all this information with the server. No modification was made to the bill, although they did offer me an extra half pour of wine. With the wine pairings and without tip or tax, this meal was $225 per person. Very disappointing.

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  31. Karen

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    New Years Eve dinner. The staff was amazing, particularly our waiter who was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. We weren’t aware when we made the reservation that there was only one menu option vs being to also order off the menu so it was a bit of a sticker shock. The food overall was very good just not sure it was worth $125, besides it being a significant amount that by the 3rd course we were already getting full. However, it was a very enjoyable evening and never once did we feel rushed.

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  32. AMCG

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Historically this has been a favorite restaurant however last evenings meal was average and I felt overpriced for the quality of the meal. Also felt rushed throughout the evening.

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  33. Gregoryokc

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for the Christmas Eve, when the Prix Fixe menu was served. All the individual food items were excellent, except that Salmon for one of our party was cooked on top and raw on the bottom. Our waiter did not really seem concerned, did not indicate he would share the information with the kitchen, did not offer to bring a different food item instead. In fact our waiter did not seem very thrilled to be working, did not exude any holiday spirit nor Christmas joy. We expect better.

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  34. ashlil

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. Love doing a family holiday dinner at Story.

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  35. KarenB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This is the worst restaurant I have experienced in years. We waited at least 20 minutes for water and then an additional 10 minutes for a server to even come to our table!!! I can’t believe they charged us $100 per person for our Xmas eve meal. The food was very poor quality and lacked flavor. We were in shock when we left. I will NEVER return to this restaurant!!! Oh and they also walked around to each table to tell people they need to turn over the tables for the holiday so please enjoy but get out by 6:30!! We were appalled at the lack of professionalism and tact of the staff. When our server finally came to us he didn’t even bother to explain why it took him so long to get to us especially since half the restaurant was still empty at the time.

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  36. LucyLu

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful!!! Can’t wait to go back. We were a party of 6 and we all cleaned our plates.

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  37. Shawnas

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. I have celiac / gluten-free and they prepared things safe for me and I did not get sick. This is the second time I’ve been there and the food was very good.

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  38. DavidR

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The decor was a bit cold, but the warm service and excellent food made it a wonderful experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant on a whole is pretty but not romantic. When we arrived they wanted to seat us next to a pillar. The restaurant had plenty of seating to move. They did move us elsewhere but were reluctant. Server was lovely. The bisque and Cesar salad were good. The salmon was way too salty. I took it home for my dog. It was fine. Kind of expensive for salad, bisque, 2 orders of salmon and 2 non alcoholic drinks. $150. Probably won’t be back. Nice but will opt for one of the other upscale eatery’s.

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  40. GeoffreyG

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perhaps the best meal I've had in KC and one of the best all time. Usually in nicer places like this I expect the food to be great but invariably there is always something, or somethings, that don't quite make the cut. Not so with Story. Everything was spot on, from the start with a couple dirty martinis made just the way we like them. Then on to french fries (pom frites really), followed by beets and caesar salads. The caesar was was balanced and fresh so I didn't miss the anchovies. My wife's beets salad was wonderful with a smokey quality over a subtle sweetness. And dude... there's a reason the short ribs have been on the menu for 13(?) years. Exquisite is the only way I could sum that up. When the waiter brought it out I almost balked because he did not bring a meat knife, then I realized I could have cut it with a spoon. Delicious and tender with a light sauce that let the flavors shine on a little bed of gnocchi and green beans that somehow were still squeaky! Then the tempura dipped onion rings redefined that side forever. Wife had the dinner sized portion of the raviolis and again, wonderful and balanced with each of the flavors blending quietly together while still maintaining their own. Wine list is not crazy but has a very nice selection to go with any of these dishes and a fine palate. I even got turned on to Belle de Brillet Liqueur Cognac (like a warm fireside embrace) to pair perfectly with my lemon cake. The wife had the carrot cake, which again will raise that bar to new heights, and finished up with a perfect cup of espresso. We WILL be back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Story offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 236-9955.

Story is rated 4.7 stars by 2828 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Story

3931 W. 69th Terr., Prairie Village, KS 66208

Additional information

  • Cross street
    69th Terrace and Mission
  • Neighborhood
    Prairie Village
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Carl Thorne-Thomsen, JBF nominee
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (913) 236-9955
  • Private party facilities
    Story is an elegant, upscale restaurant serving seasonal, creative American cuisine. Story's sleek, modern dining room seats 75 guests. A bar area and large patio offer additional space.
  • Private party contact
    Carl Thorne-Thomsen: (913) 236-9955
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