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Busy Bee Cafe

Postby barkerr » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:49 pm

Anyone know the status of this place? It's in the East Crossroads (for lack of a better term), just east of Grinders. It's a cute, quaint little place. Is it open? When did it close? Will it open again?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby bahua » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:56 pm

Yeah, I don't know, but I'd definitely be interested in some information about it, too. I always just assumed that it was something that's been closed for years.

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby Pastense » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:22 am

This is gossip-level information. The Busy Bee is not open. It was owned & operated by a former KC fireman and catered to a customer base of firemen & cops. The fireman's son controls the property and operates a business in the building directly south of the cafe building.

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby barkerr » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:47 am

Huh.

Thanks for the info, Past. Maybe it will open again someday.

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby Thaine » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:12 pm

There was a boat supply company called Covert Marine that was in 3 or 4 buildings just East and North of the Busy Bee through the 60's and 70's.  I and about 70 other people worked there.  The Busy Bee was thriving until Covert Marine closed and several other businesses moved out.  I'm guessing it closed in '80 or '81.

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby barkerr » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:47 am

Thaine wrote:There was a boat supply company called Covert Marine that was in 3 or 4 buildings just East and North of the Busy Bee through the 60's and 70's.  I and about 70 other people worked there.  The Busy Bee was thriving until Covert Marine closed and several other businesses moved out.  I'm guessing it closed in '80 or '81.



There are stories like these that makes me think someone should collect them into a book about Kansas City's buildings, past and present. I know there is that Then and Now series, but it'd be great to have some text that would describe the who and what of the buildings--who went there, what was it like, why did people stop going, why was the building torn down or built in the first place, etc. It'd help provide a context in which the buildings came to be.

Just dreaming here...

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby carfreekc » Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:15 pm

barkerr wrote:There are stories like these that makes me think someone should collect them into a book about Kansas City's buildings, past and present. I know there is that Then and Now series, but it'd be great to have some text that would describe the who and what of the buildings--who went there, what was it like, why did people stop going, why was the building torn down or built in the first place, etc. It'd help provide a context in which the buildings came to be.

Just dreaming here...


That would be very cool. The secret history of our city...

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby barkerr » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:04 pm

carfreekc wrote:That would be very cool. The secret history of our city...


Exactly. To my knowledge no such book exists about Kansas City.

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:25 am

looks like some serious masonry work is going on. building didn't have a roof for years.

http://aronrealestate.com/listings/1805-e-18th-st

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby mgh7676 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:15 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:looks like some serious masonry work is going on. building didn't have a roof for years.

http://aronrealestate.com/listings/1805-e-18th-st

The glass facade was being put in this afternoon. There was some speculation a couple weeks ago that this could be lofts, but that seems unrealistic after seeing the facade (unless upstairs is converted to lofts).

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:56 pm

mgh7676 wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:looks like some serious masonry work is going on. building didn't have a roof for years.

http://aronrealestate.com/listings/1805-e-18th-st

The glass facade was being put in this afternoon. There was some speculation a couple weeks ago that this could be lofts, but that seems unrealistic after seeing the facade (unless upstairs is converted to lofts).


permits point to a "white box" space for a restaurant.

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby mgh7676 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:10 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
mgh7676 wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:looks like some serious masonry work is going on. building didn't have a roof for years.

http://aronrealestate.com/listings/1805-e-18th-st

The glass facade was being put in this afternoon. There was some speculation a couple weeks ago that this could be lofts, but that seems unrealistic after seeing the facade (unless upstairs is converted to lofts).


permits point to a "white box" space for a restaurant.


Dang. If it is just "white box" and not to any set spec, it is too bad they didn't incorporate the glazed brick that was on the original facade.

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Re: Busy Bee Cafe

Postby pash » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:33 pm

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