Pandemic numbers continue to spike and Kansas City seems poised for another coronavirus shut down, and so tonight's club life bad news doesn't bode well for the highly anticipated return of good times.
To wit . . .
THE REIGER SHUT DOWN DEVASTATES THE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE ALONG THE TOY TRAIN ROUTE!!!
Take a look at realize that BILLIONS of dollars worth of investment on the streetcar line are now in jeopardy . . .
Local news headlines:
A public message from their social media presence . . .
"There will be long, heartfelt posts and more information, in the next couple weeks, but for now we're just going to share some news. After many pivots, a lot of hard work and contemplation, we have decided that it no longer makes financial sense to operate under the conditions we're all living through while facing the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a gut-wrenching and difficult decision, but we need to announce that The Rieger will go dark on November 1st. It has been a great privilege and a beautiful and enriching opportunity to be a part of the Kansas City culinary scene for nearly a decade and to get to cook for, serve and know so many of you. We also feel grateful that we were able to serve over 85,000 meals as the Crossroads Community Kitchen during the start of the pandemic and that is an experience our team will remember for the rest of our lives.
"Pending talks with our landlord and the potential of more federal relief and/or a widely distributed vaccine, we are holding on to hope of being able to relaunch at a future date. But for now, it seems like time to take a break. We hope to see new and old faces between now and October 31st. Thank you, Kansas City, for all the support and love over the years. We love you back."
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