Monday, December 10, 2018
HARD TIMES HIT WESTPORT!!! SCATHING KANSAS CITY SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE AS McCOY'S & SAILOR JACK'S SHUT DOWN!!!
Liquor serving drama, ongoing violence and political beef over street privatization has seen two more important shut down's in Kansas City's oldest party district.
To wit . . .
McCOY'S CALLS IT QUITS AND SAILOR JACK'S IS KAPUT GIVEN THE TOUGHER BIZ CLIMATE IN WESTPORT THANKS TO KANSAS CITY POLITICAL GAMES AND CONTINUED VIOLENCE!!!
Confirmation from a server in Westport on FB:
"It's sad to say, but after 21 years, our beloved McCoy's will be closing Sunday December 23rd. So please please please, come drink some beer and wish us off properly!!!"
Message on the Sailor Jack's website:
To our valued guests: Sailor Jack’s is now closed
We would like you for your patronage and realize how our closing may have impacted your plans. sailor Jack’s gift certificates will be honored at Beer Kitchen or Char Bar Smoked Meats. Look for a new concept coming soon.
A few of the better reviews from social media.
First a missive about wait staff drama:
"Once again wait staff and servers get screwed by Westport. They're firing us for Christmas basically and without any notice. If this is the way they run their business, whatever they replace us with won't last long either!"
Then a juxtaposition on the tourism game:
"Westport is dead, they're closing the only places that actually have real, loyal crowds. I guess they'd rather chase that tourist money and forget about people who live in KC."
Finally, the big picture:
"Westport is becoming P&L District light."
And so . . .
ARE THESE DOUBLE SHUT DOWNS A SIGN THAT WESTPORT IS FADING AND KANSAS CITY IS TURNING AWAY FROM IT'S CLASSIC PARTY PLACE???
You decide . . .