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Re: Westport

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:51 pm
by KCPowercat
I've given the Johnny law guys plenty of grief but I liked them standing up against the status quo and the business league somewhat to demand these even crappier bars be removed.

Sure it was for money reasons but the Kelly's of the world just let it all go as long as they can push it a block off their front porch.

Re: Westport

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:10 pm
by TrolliKC
DColeKC wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:55 pm
Throwback started off as a 90's bar, didn't get very busy and became a hip-hop club. The owner of Yard Bar was accused of being a racist because he had a "do not play list" that DJ's had to follow. It basically said no hip-hop. So he goes out and rebrands Kaws into Bridgers, an all hip-hop bar. It is hard to explain the disappointment that one certain genre of music in nightclubs seems to attract all the violence. That genre is also beloved by all races for the most part. Well, maybe not today's version of hip-hop.

Westport just can't win. They put up metal detectors and they're racist because they're targeting a certain group of people. It's a never ending cycle.
Bring back the Shadow... saw a lot of bands there in the 80's/90's

Re: Westport

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:47 pm
by KCPowercat
So no way in hell the closed sidewalks happen this summer right?

Re: Westport

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:35 pm
by DaveKCMO
KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:47 pm
So no way in hell the closed sidewalks happen this summer right?
The CIDs that pay for the security theater are a mix of sales tax and assessments, so they might be able to afford it if the bars reopen. If no bars, there would be no point.

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:37 pm
by brewcrew1000
Fat Sully's Pizza, Denver Biscuit, Atomic Cowboy and Frozen Gold soft serve look to be all open, i think this is all in the same building

Re: Westport

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:34 pm
by normalthings
3933 Main St, local legends gaming, is being renovated into a restaurant.

Re: Westport

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:51 am
by KCtoBrooklyn
I heard the owner of The Russell is going to be opening a new concept at 39th and Main (although not sure if it is 3933).

Re: Westport

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:05 pm
by TrolliKC
Maybe Harlings will reopen

Re: Westport

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:39 pm
by DaveKCMO
KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:51 am
I heard the owner of The Russell is going to be opening a new concept at 39th and Main (although not sure if it is 3933).
It will be called The Taylor.

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:09 pm
by DColeKC
DaveKCMO wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:39 pm
KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:51 am
I heard the owner of The Russell is going to be opening a new concept at 39th and Main (although not sure if it is 3933).
It will be called The Taylor.
Or "The Kaw"

Re: Westport

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:31 am
by langosta
43rd & Belleview may be changing hands. Would love to see all 4 corners of that intersection redeveloped.

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:42 pm
by normalthings
816 Hotel is no more. A business license was issued for Hare Krishna KC Hotel LLC dba Tapestry Hotel by Hilton for that site. A zoning compliance letter was issued in November indicating a sale.

I expect a renovation will be required to meet the new brand guidelines.

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:11 pm
by longviewmo
normalthings wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:42 pm
816 Hotel is no more. A business license was issued for Hare Krishna KC Hotel LLC dba Tapestry Hotel by Hilton for that site. A zoning compliance letter was issued in November indicating a sale.

I expect a renovation will be required to meet the new brand guidelines.
Not surprising, their 316 Hotel in Wichita is becoming transitional housing.

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:31 pm
by Riverite
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjou ... r.amp.html

This is some of the tackiest shit I’ve ever heard. Hopefully Westport expands so non shit bars can also be there

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:38 pm
by Chris Stritzel
Riverite wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:31 pm
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjou ... r.amp.html

This is some of the tackiest shit I’ve ever heard. Hopefully Westport expands so non shit bars can also be there
So in short, a 3-story honky tonk imported from Nashville’s Lower Broadway.

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:12 pm
by TheLastGentleman
I’ve been learning more and more about what westport was like when it was originally redeveloped in the 70s, and it’s sad how it has devolved from a very mixed use neighborhood into almost exclusively bars

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:14 pm
by earthling
^And losing its counterculture vibe.

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:28 pm
by normalthings
Riverite wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:31 pm
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjou ... r.amp.html

This is some of the tackiest shit I’ve ever heard. Hopefully Westport expands so non shit bars can also be there
Lots of parking a lots and shopping centers in need of redevelopment.

Re: Westport

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:12 pm
by DaveKCMO
I've dubbed it "Johnny Kaw's Skoal Can Danceteria".

Re: Westport

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:19 am
by brewcrew1000
This cowboy bar makes no sense to go into Westport.