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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by mean » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:18 pm

Speaking of sorely missed midtown dive bars, Kenny's News Room had to be among the diveyest dive of the dives. I once got into a wrestling match outside in the rain there over a Bob Marley song. Good times. I was surprised to go back in this thread and not see it mentioned around the time it happened a few years ago.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by WSPanic » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:30 pm

It was such big news, it had its own thread.

http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1 ... 7s#p504450

Coincidentally, the gay sports bar, Out of Bounds, was also "closed" in the Kenny's thread - and now the bar that replaced the bar that replaced Kenny's is a gay sports bar.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by mean » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:34 pm

Ah. Must have missed that thread at the time.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by earthling » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:45 pm

Out of Bounds was further north, now the Scandinavian restaurant.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by WSPanic » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:52 pm

I know. Its closing was just referenced in the Kenny's thread. Sorry. That was probably confusing.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:52 pm

Should bring VD back

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by earthling » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:48 pm

The old Velvet Dog Eastern-Euro vampire coven aura is wiped out, interior too sanitized now.

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Post by aknowledgeableperson » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:11 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Should bring VD back
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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by grovester » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:51 pm

Pizza Bella closes, I'll admit to only eating there once.

Easy to blame Papa Keno's, but they closed their Mission Farms location last year.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:28 pm

Loved P.B.....but always seemed half assed service there...someone could buy this place and reboot it easily and it would succeed.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by smh » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:15 am

KCPowercat wrote:Loved P.B.....but always seemed half assed service there...someone could buy this place and reboot it easily and it would succeed.
Concur. It had been in a slide for a while.

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Post by swid » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:23 am

Pizzabella holds the honor of being the only restaurant I've walked out of after being seated. It was a slow weekday evening; the servers and the host were all talking to each other and completely forgot about our table, so...after 20 minutes, we left.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by smh » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:53 am

swid wrote:Pizzabella holds the honor of being the only restaurant I've walked out of after being seated. It was a slow weekday evening; the servers and the host were all talking to each other and completely forgot about our table, so...after 20 minutes, we left.
Have been hearing similar stories from a few people lately. It really is too bad.

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Post by mean » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:09 pm

I ate there a bunch of times shortly after they opened. I thought it was quite good at the time, although it's no surprise that it trended downward after Dalzell got run out of town. My sole (relatively) recent visit wasn't terrible, but wasn't really up to par either. Too bad.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by rxlexi » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:27 pm

I ate there a bunch of times shortly after they opened. I thought it was quite good at the time, although it's no surprise that it trended downward after Dalzell got run out of town. My sole (relatively) recent visit wasn't terrible, but wasn't really up to par either. Too bad.
Agreed. Went all the time many years ago, and enjoyed it. And thanks for bringing up Dalzell - I also liked ChefBurger, Souperman and 1924 at the time. Quite the mini restaurant empire before all the drama hit. Too bad indeed.

EDIT: AND special shout out to Magazines & Coffee, formerly next to Souperman. Absolutely loved that little space and concept; curious if such a place would be successful with all of the additional development in Xroads since...

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by bobbyhawks » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:42 pm

I miss the veggie burger at Chefburger. It was the only one I'd consider ordering, and I probably got it more than regular burgers there.

As for PB, it has been rudderless for a while, surviving with zero marketing/promotion/modification to the menu as one of the only pizza joints of its kind in the metro. Il Lazzarone upped the ante, and PB was really just surviving based off location and the beautiful tall windows. Some new blood could really enhance this stretch of the neighborhood.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by brewcrew1000 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:37 pm

Don't think this was mentioned on here but all the Doughnut Lounges closed up last week. I was never really a fan of the place. I thought the Doughnuts really sucked and the place was kind of an identity crisis, was it trying to be a doughnut place or a restaurant or a bar? It did seem very odd that they just expanded in January then all the places just close up a few months later.

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Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Post by WSPanic » Thu May 17, 2018 4:40 pm

too bad. I really liked their old fashioned donuts. Better than most I’ve had. Didn’t love their cake donuts, but still thought they were good. It was overpriced IMO, but not terrible.

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