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Former With A Twist owners opening a fine-dining restaurant in Kansas City area

WICHITA — When Susan Thorne-Thomsen and Amy Martin closed their With A Twist gourmet food store at Bradley Fair in 2003, Thorne-Thomsen said she and her husband were moving to the Kansas City area to open a fine-dining restaurant.

Then, as Thorne-Thomsen puts it, life intervened. She and Carl Thorne-Thomsen had three children in quick succession, which kept them busy. They also decided they might need more fine-dining experience before opening their own place.

Now, they're ready.

The two are opening Story, an upscale-but-casual contemporary American cuisine restaurant, at the Village shopping center at 71st Street and Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kan. That's about 10 minutes from the County Club Plaza in Kansas City.

There are a couple of meanings behind the name.