Downtown Tanners closing?

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Downtown Tanners closing?

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:55 pm

Somebody at work just emailed me that the downtown Tanners was closing.  anybody hear about this?

I haven't been there forever but people who have always tell me how poor their service was...their business after dark has been dying.  of course I am sure the p&l will be blamed.
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Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Post by chrizow » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:57 pm

the downtown tanner's is probably my least favorite bar that i have visited since i turned 21. 

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Post by loftguy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:00 pm

I heard that their lease is up July31 and they are not renewing.

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Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:01 pm

myfoxkc.com is where they heard it.

humorous title:  "Tanners falls to p&l district"

uhhh huh.  ask people that went there...truth is tanners falls from horrible management and service.
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Post by kcmetro » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:08 pm

KCPowercat wrote:truth is tanners falls from horrible management and service.


And the worst nachos ever.

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Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Post by LindseyLohan » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:12 pm

I hated the bartenders and waitresses, more the bartenders. Arrogant pricks...

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:12 pm

really?  tere are two things I always thought they did well..nachos and chicken lips.

so did the fox4 producers flip a coin to blame this on the p&l or smoking ban?
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Post by AllThingsKC » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:15 pm

KCTV 5 will be blaming KCMO.
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Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Post by bahua » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:37 pm

I haven't been there since I lived in Quality Hill, but I went when I was there because it was a trivially short walk to get there. But that short walk had the price of being surrounded with douchebags, paying too much for beer from dirty lines, acid-like smoke destroying your eyes as it failed to go any higher up in the 20-foot ceilinged room, forgetful overcommitted wait-staff, being surrounded by douchebags, and being surrounded by douchebags.

However, it was my favorite steak in KC.

I heard though that the owners of the building wanted Tanner's out some time ago, to make way for an upscale restaurant. Did anyone else hear that?

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Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Post by kcmetro » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:39 pm

The one they opened in Lawrence failed almost immediately. It only took about a year before it was out of business. That's where I had their nachos...which was basically stale chips with shredded cheese dumped on top...not even melted.

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Post by mean » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:44 pm

That would be a pretty good location for a more upscale restaurant, or a really great spot for a KC Hopps concept. They had enough taps, they just put blah kegs on them and failed to clean them.

And the preemptive anti-knee-jerking sarcasm from those who apparently believe no business can ever be threatened or close due to P&L is kind of annoying. I mean, good riddance to Tanner's, but let's be real.
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Post by ignatius » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:44 pm

good riddance. something like a tomfooleries would be a step up.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:56 pm

between this and the immediate failure of paddy o'quigley's, my faith in the free market has been restored. huzzah!

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Post by jimb » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:25 pm

Tanners did gangbuster business while they didn't have any real competition.  While i hate to see any place go under, I won't miss the crappy service.

Here's to something better that will appeal to something beyond the striped shirt crowd.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:40 pm

jimb wrote:Here's to something better that will appeal to something beyond the striped shirt crowd.


those shirts weren't even striped. we're talking smelly t-shirts with jean shorts here. or am i thinking of next door? you're next, quaff!

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Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Post by NDTeve » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:48 pm

I liked that place b/c it was big and you can usually get a table no matter what night. The crowd and atmosphere were pretty weak though.
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Post by KCMax » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:03 am

I liked the downtown Tanners, although probably for sentimental reasons. My wife and I spent hours after our wedding there downing beers and eating pizza with our friends after our wedding reception was over.
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Downtown Tanner's R.I.P.

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Post by AllThingsKC » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:17 am

Thanks for posting the article link. 

We've been talking about it in this thread:

http://forum.kcrag.com/index.php?topic=14703.msg348157
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Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Post by PumpkinStalker » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:23 am

And from the article:

“They were dependent on business customers and conventions.”

See here:

http://forum.kcrag.com/index.php?topic=11097.720

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