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. "
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 . . .