Tango Pizza in Briarcliff will become a chapel and piano bar

Tango Pizza, the one-year-old brainchild of Gary and Christina Worden, the owners of Piropos Restaurant (which is also in Briarcliff Village, one floor above the street-level Tango Pizza space), has baked its last Argentinian-style pizza.

Gary Worden says he closed the pizzeria last month because it wasn’t doing the volume they had anticipated and he was getting too many requests for banquet space: “But no one wants to use a banquet space that’s also a pizzeria,” Worden says.

So out came the pizza equipment. (The Wordens will now sell the ¬†Argentinian pizza pies upstairs, in the bar at Piropos.) And before the year is over, the space at 4141 North Mulberry Drive will become a combination piano bar and banquet hall called the Abbey at Piropos. A former children’s clothing store next to the former pizzeria is being transformed into a 125-seat wedding chapel.

Worden says the Abbey will still host the Kansas City Tango Club on Wednesday nights. Sherry Brummett will be the banquet manager for the new business.

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