Kansas City's restaurants have endured their worst year in modern history.
Simply blaming the pandemic is a cop out because there are more factors at play.
Following the Mayor's curfew order we've seen close to a dozen places announce their closure with hundreds of jobs lost.
Moreover, a few messages and chats reveal an unfortunate fact of life . . .
MANY LEADERS OF THE KANSAS CITY RESTAURANT SCENE BLAME MAYOR LUCAS FOR AN EXTREME CRACKDOWN THAT FORCES A FALSE DECISION BETWIXT SAFETY VS. JOBS!!!
In an upcoming lawsuit, restaurant leaders will argue that they were, in fact, keeping safe and following public health protocols.
Moreover, if we look at the local restaurant shut down carnage closely, it's worth noting that few chains are on the list and local independent places have been hit worst of all.
Here's just some of the KCMO restaurant scene carnage since the Mayor started his crackdown that begin with 10-10-10 rules and recently closed restaurants at 10 PM with little science to support the group punishment for a few bad actors . . .
Gaslight Grille, Corner Restaurant, The Mixx (Downtown), Black Sheep, Rieger, Manifesto, Urban Table, Tapcade, Hopcat, Tiki Cat, Flying Saucer, Webster House, Beignet, Parkway On The Plaza, Gojos, Freshwater, Poi-o, Nara, Nick and Jakes (Plaza), Ignite, Louie’s Wine Dive, Soirée, Boru Raman, The Levee, Bluestem.
Again, the lawsuit might or might not win.
However . . .
What we know for certain is that many of these restaurants will NEVER reopen despite assurances in much the same way that more than a few KCMO service industry leaders will NEVER trust Mayor Quinton Lucas again.
Check the links . . .