16 year old thread about John's Big Deck

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Re: John's Deck to close

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So what's the deal on this place? Anyone have info? I'd love to see it stay open.
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Yeah, I thought it was closed too until one of my co-workers mentioned going there this past weekend.

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Re: John's Deck to close

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About a month ago I asked a bartender there if it was closing. She said that it wasn't, and never was.

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KCDowntown wrote: About a month ago I asked a bartender there if it was closing. She said that it wasn't, and never was.

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That would explain how they're participating in a pub crawl next month.

If they're not closing, the outdoor music at least will have to come to an end (or get quieter) when the Graphic Arts building re-opens.

I wonder if the rumor of their closing affected their business?

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Just keep the deck open with no live music...and clean it up a little bit...damn.
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Re: John's Deck to close

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KCPowercat wrote: Just keep the deck open with no live music...and clean it up a little bit...damn.
I don't mind the messiness, or the live music... but let's get some real music and not jam bands.  And maybe music only two/three nights a week.  I'd love to just sit outside, downtown, drink a beer and be able to converse with others.

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With more people living within easy earshot(line of sight, even), I don't think they'll be able to get away with outdoor music after dark anymore.

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Re: John's Deck to close

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We recently gave them some recommendations to contain the sound from the band on the deck. I don't know if they are going to implement them or not. We did the same for a similar bar in DT Harrisonville and it worked out pretty well. Kind of kills the view, which is much of the point of being up their anyway.

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There's now a huge "Building For Sale" sign posted on the north side of John's Deck.
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I love the place but it's time has come....i just hope another large outdoor bar takes it's place inside the loop
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Re: John's Deck to close

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KCPowercat wrote: I love the place but it's time has come....i just hope another large outdoor bar takes it's place inside the loop
Yeah, one with no jam bands and cover bands.

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true that.
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A sign on the north side of the John's Deck says "Building for Sale."

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kccrackednut wrote: A sign on the north side of the John's Deck says "Building for Sale."
No kidding. You might want to scroll up.

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Obviously I screwed up before I scrolled up.  Thanks.

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How will I go to sleep at night w/o the music??

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By and by, lock&load. By and by.

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Re: John's Deck to close

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The building was just repainted green, with JOHN'S in big white letters at the top. The building for sale sign is still there though.

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Re: John's Deck to close

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Burton wrote: The building was just repainted green, with JOHN'S in big white letters at the top. The building for sale sign is still there though.
It's horrible lettering, too. Just awful.

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Re: John's Deck to close

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Huge renovation appears to be going on. Deck-level removed and being rebuilt. John's New, Bigger, Metal Deck is under construction. The deck cantilever's over the sidewalk and the lot to the north.

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