Tuesday, July 07, 2020

KANSAS CITY HOPCAT & TIKICAT SHUT DOWN!!! HIPSTER 'MOMENTUM' SCREECHING TO HALT IN WESTPORT?!?!



A social media message sparked an outpouring of local hipster sympathy today, mostly from JoCo:

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce after extensive negotiations with landlord, we were not able to come to an agreement and we are permanently shutting down HopCat - Kansas City. Thank you for the memories. "

Follow-up:

KCTV5: HopCat, TikiCat closing after not coming to agreement with landlord

KSHB: HopCat, TikiCat close after failed lease negotiations

There are already a few interesting theories amid most locals attempting to remember drunken good times upon learning this not-so-critical news.

Longtime Midtowners know that the dearth of easily accessible parking has always doomed this location and not even a Starbucks was able to make the spot work.

However, it's still worth asking our blog community . . .

HAS CORONAVIRUS AND CIVIL UNREST KILLED WESPORT HIPSTER PROGRESS?!?

This trendy bar and a few other gourmet locations signaled the "renaissance" of the drinking district not so long ago but we've seen more than a few of those places slowly shut down one after another. Now, this high-profile corner going dark raises serious doubts about the "upscale" viability of Westport in the long term.

You decide . . .

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Westport was designed as a dump.

Trying to make it anything more is just a marketing gimmick.

Cheetah said...

^^^ So you're saying the new streetcar won't save it? Sad.

Anonymous said...

No, but that great big new apartment building at Westport and Broadway is going to need about 20 new bars in the area. You know the building that took away some of the charm of Westport.

Anonymous said...

oh no!! Two more bars none of you Boomers from Frogville will ever get to go to. None of you CHUDS has ever been to Westport anyway, which makes it a pretty great place.

Anonymous said...

Find the landlord and sic the liberial pinko children on him to demand he lower the rent. It's the new way to get your way. Mob rule baby it's what works !!!

Anonymous said...

Yawn...yet another silly ‘Boomer’ slam. Ouch! Lol. Other than the dumbing down of America, what the fuck have Gen X and Millennials accomplished? If you can stay off Twitter and TikTok long enough, read Adam Corolla‘s, ‘In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks.’

Anonymous said...

You mean the landlord actually expected people to be creative AND pay rent too?
Unleash the mob!
Pretty much every new restaurant or bar in KCMO opens at the site of a former something.
Guess the market for avocado toast isn't as huge as originally thought.

Anonymous said...


Probably trying to get their rent reduced due to the virus and then the rioting. Who wants to go there other than to burn the American flag or burn a wagon. Can't blame the business they made a smart move to get out. KC won't recover.

Anonymous said...

^^^and yet KC will recover, but it’s you Boomers who won’t recover and that’s for the best. Weird.

Anonymous said...

china's fault.

Anonymous said...

6:22- you left out the homo Millies and the Gangsta monkeys while you insane rant attacked everyone but yourself. Weird

Anonymous said...

The hipsters are afraid of the negroes.

Anonymous said...

I blame the retard Rex archer for his failure to protect kc from the virus

Anonymous said...

With all the BLM extended family shooting the place up all the time and violent attacks. What hipster pussy wants to venture out to meet an illegal gun owners bullet or blade of a dollar general knife ? Fuk dat.

Anonymous said...

That why the hipsters only go to gay bars.

Anonymous said...

HAS CORONAVIRUS AND CIVIL UNREST KILLED WESPORT HIPSTER PROGRESS?!?

Sounds like the landlords have, dummy. Read your own posts much, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Hipsters are their own worse enemy.

NicK said...

oh no two places no one has heard of is closing