Saturday, July 02, 2016

Kansas City Reality Check: Crown Center American Restaurant Basically Kaput

Newspaper report focus mostly on presser copy but the reality is that this new strategy leaves servers out in cold and the 4-star dining event "pop-up" plan already seems like a doomed gimmick that hasn't generated much excitement amid the kind of people who would bother to have an opinion on the cuisine for the 1% . . . You decide . . . The American Restaurant sets a new course for 2017

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL let's just put it into goof speak.

We have our best thought leaders and life coaches on the case right now, and numerous ideas for a vibrant solution are coming to light, rapidly in celestial proportions...... we believe the pop up theory will continue to produce a thriving, vibrant, and profitable attraction, competitive and ....

Anonymous said...

I personally think it's done. I think mom and pop, non chain restaurants don't have a chance anymore. At least in Downtown KC, Crown Center and in Plaza now. It's been that way ever since Italian Gardens closed shop.

Bob said...

8:52, there are plenty of non-chain restaurants in downtown KC. There are still some in Westport as well, although the chains are moving in. The 39th street corridor has plenty too. The Plaza was lost long ago.

Anonymous said...

Even though Kansas City is still the kind of place where people who are not morticians put on dark suits and white shirts to go to work every day, it's a wonder a restaurant like that one survived as long as it did. The generation that thought it was hip to eat in places like that has mostly died off .... in fact, they died off a generation ago.

Anonymous said...

The Midtown upscale crowd has left for other parts of the city and has been replaced by the gimme a big freakin' burrito crowd.

Anonymous said...

We're not building this city for the American Restaurant crowd. We're building it for the internet and gummy bear generation.

Anonymous said...

The come, they go. In this case it wasn't the toy train. NEXT!

Anonymous said...

It was the toy train! It killed them! And it stole their sewer! And it's made out of aborted babies! Follow the money wake up toot clunk!