Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Kansas City River Market Restaurant Gentrification: Café Al Dente Closing
Sign of the times and a local classic closing thanks to continued irrational exuberance, a speculative downtown real estate game and the toy train streetcar FAILING to deliver on promises . . .
Fox4: Owner of River Market restaurant says as area is about to boom, he’s being pushed out
After 17 years of serving pizza and Italian food the owner of a beloved restaurant in the River Market said he is being kicked out of his building by new ownership. Café Al Dente will close its doors this weekend. The new building owner, who is a Denver-based developer, said he is not kicking the restaurant out, but chose not to renew its lease.
“You know we saw the vision a long time ago, and now that River Market is about to boom I am being pushed out,” said Eric Dwyer, the owner of Café Al Dente.
You decide . . .