The Pitch laments that passing of an institution . . .
A great read: America's Pub is out of Westport
In so many words, they're really asking this question . . .
IS WESTPORT SAFE FOR WHITE PEOPLE NOW WITHOUT AMERICA'S PUB AND HIP-HOP MUSIC?!?!
The answer usually depends on how old or racist the respondent.
Still, the place was never that good even when it was a meat market for lower middle-class white people. Still, blaming hip-hop music for problems in a bar zone instead of booze, a lack of security or streetlights or just lame people in general is yet another sign that Kansas City's bar crowd deserve their mediocrity.