BBQ WARS!

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Post by longviewmo » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm

Highlander wrote:Another chain BBQ struggles and goes under in KC. How many extant bbq chain restaurants are there in KC (outside of KC chains)? Is there still a Famous Dave's out at the Legends? I guess there will be another Billy Simms in Gardner in 2018.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 51198.html
Crappy location doesn't help. Between French Market and Metcalf South being nice piles of nothing right now, the area just doesn't draw. And the shopping center where the restaurant was also appears half empty.

There's still a Famous Dave's (with a 4.3/5 star rating on Google) at the Legends. Besides that, there's five Dickey's in KC, all on the Missouri side oddly.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Post by flyingember » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:24 pm

longviewmo wrote:
Highlander wrote:Another chain BBQ struggles and goes under in KC. How many extant bbq chain restaurants are there in KC (outside of KC chains)? Is there still a Famous Dave's out at the Legends? I guess there will be another Billy Simms in Gardner in 2018.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 51198.html
Crappy location doesn't help. Between French Market and Metcalf South being nice piles of nothing right now, the area just doesn't draw. And the shopping center where the restaurant was also appears half empty.

There's still a Famous Dave's (with a 4.3/5 star rating on Google) at the Legends. Besides that, there's five Dickey's in KC, all on the Missouri side oddly.
There's too much retail in the area. Too many options can be as bad as too few for an area. OP over time has approved more retail for Metcalf than the home density can support. That Metcalf South closed and the other centers didn't fill up in response shows this.

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Re: BBQ WARS!

Post by brewcrew1000 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:45 pm

But the thing is that retail in OP just keeps moving further south. 159th is a new emerging retail hub while 95th and Metcalf rots. Eventually 175th and Metcalf will be the new hotspot while 119th and Metcalf suffers

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