Another Kansas City Anti-Climax: Crossroads Booze Fight Settled Behind The Scenes
Both sides of a bar battle in Kansas City claimed they were standing for truth, freedom and the American way . . . In reality, this slapfight among rich, white developers was entertaining but not essential for anybody who didn't own a condo in an up & coming neighborhood near Downtown.
For background, the Biz Journal wrote up the best summary of the drinking problem in the Crossroads after our blog community broke the news on this one.
From today's settlement:
The council approved a new ordinance affecting just those two neighborhoods. It addresses concerns raised by petitioners who sought a November referendum election to repeal an earlier ordinance. This new approach gives condo owners a greater voice, gives major property owners somewhat more influence and raises the bar on consents needed for 3 a.m. liquor licenses.
For the most part this is good news but once again reveals that Kansas City Democracy is mostly concerned with the struggles of developers and power players while the rest of this town is ignored.
You decide . . .