Thursday, February 01, 2018
TKC QUESTION: WILL MORE BOOZE SAVE KANSAS CITY 18TH & VINE DISTRICT?!?!
Smarter TKC readers have been talking about this one . . . But this write-up offers an important update on proposed changes . . .
Fox4: Proposal could strip 18th and Vine churches of right to block nearby KC businesses’ liquor licenses
"The plan to redevelop Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District could pit people who enjoy wine and spirits against followers of the Holy Spirit.
"The current ordinance says any business that wants to engage in retail sales-by-drink liquor has to get approval from any church or school within 300 feet of it . . . Worried the ordinance is hindering development at 18th and Vine , Kansas City's Alcoholic Beverage Advisory Group will consider a proposal Monday to take away churches and schools say in surrounding liquor licenses in the district."
Given that this project has garnered $100-million worth of investment over the years - A boozy kick-start isn't a horrible idea but could offer increased complications which already confront dangerous entertainment districts throughout the KCMO.
Developing . . .