TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! WESTPORT SLUM FRESH PARKING LOT CRACKDOWN & SATURDAY NIGHT SCENE!!!
Once again some of the most AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS offer a LIVE-LATE-BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE look at Kansas City party district current events which include greater diversity, crackdowns and more than a bit of gamesmanship amid a fickle marketplace.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS EXCLUSIVE TESTIMONY OF THE WESTPORT SLUM FRESH PARKING LOT CRACKDOWN AND DEETS ON MORE MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS!!!
Here's the word:
WESTPORT SATURDAY NIGHT
"If you lost your car at Westport Saturday night, it may have been towed to the Sunfresh parking lot. They seem to be paving some parking lots and there were warning notes on cars that were slated to be towed off if they were not removed by 3:15am.
"Also, starting this week, the cops blocked off a lot of access routes in and out of Westport. At around 1:45am it was difficult to find any way into the area and the exit routes that were open were heavily patrolled by cops looking for drunk drivers. There were no DUI checkpoints or anything. I think if a person was sober enough to make it through the labyrinth of blockades and cops they will make it home without killing anyone. This is the first week they are trying this approach and are planning to continue it throughout the summer. Though travel was a little annoying, the main drag turned into a block party after the streets got blocked off.
As an aside, the cops at Westport are generally less heavy handed than they are at the Plaza."
Even better, here's some REALLY GREAT VIDEO OF LAST NIGHT IN WESTPORT . . .
Now that Kansas City KICK-ASS CITIZEN JOURNALISM AFICIONADOS have offered their testimony. . . We don't want to add much only that Westport has always been kinda sleazy and this blog never bought the notion of a "renaissance" for the party place. Sure, everybody is entitled to get their drink on if they want but generally boozy celebration in Kansas City has always been kinda ratchet no matter what demographics are under consideration.
Westport is lively, diverse, sometimes dangerous but always interesting . . . Recent violence and crackdowns are part of a constant cycle in this town that wants to encourage party districts but then ignores so many consequences of a "drinking crowd economy" that hasn't really generated much revenue for Kansas City.
Developing . . .