A new Houlihan’s coming to Oak Park Mall
- Lauren Phillips
- The Houlihan’s French onion soup, a popular menu item since 1972, will be served in a new building in Overland Park this summer.
This summer, the Houlihan’s Restaurant across from Oak Park Mall will be closed so that a new prototype version of the restaurant – the chain concept was created by Joe Gilbert and Paul Robinson on the Country Club Plaza in 1972 – can be opened on the mall property, on land formerly occupied by the T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant. According to Amber Westerson with CBL & Associaties Properties Inc. – the management company for Oak Park Mall – the Friday’s building will be razed so that a new Houlihan’s can be built, tentatively scheduled to open in August.