The COVID plague exacerbated the great divide betwixt small biz and local government officials.
By most accounts . . . Kansas City metro politicos didn't really offer much consideration to small time operators whilst the box stores and corporate food chains were able to devise their own rules.
Accordingly . . .
TKC TOLD YOU SO: RAE'S CAFÉ BOLDLY ABANDONS BLUE SPRINGS AFTER COVID COURT FIGHT!!!
As TKC readers point out . . . They'd still be in Jackson County . . .
However the article notes . . .
"The owner did not want to disclose the exact location, but did say the location would be near Missouri 291. Independence has its own health department and does not have a mask requirement."
Nevertheless . . .
The very BEST & BRIGHTEST TKC TIPSTERS signaled this move back in early October and today the announcement is official.
Skeptics might argue that a small restaurant leaving town isn't a big deal . . . But the smell of blood and money travels far . . .
The reality is that the courthouse made an example out of these biz owners and their overt submission was required to make a living. Reality check: Most Americans don't like to be ordered to work on their knees and now that the mask protocols are expiring soon . . . All that's left is hard feelings.
Worse still . . .
The restaurant COVID orders were always questionable . . . Nobody ever explained to us how people couldn't get COVID while they were sitting down and eating but the second customers stood up . . . They needed to mask and keep their distance. Any "science" behind this charade is questionable and what's more likely is that silly restaurant etiquette was devised on a whim like most rules governing the public. Don't get it twisted . . . COVID likely remains a danger for restaurant patrons & workers and that's why a great many people still choose to avoid public dining rooms.
Again . . .
The important part of this story is that the divide betwixt small biz & local government officials has worsened and won't likely recover any time soon.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rae's Cafe, whose owner has been back-and-forth with Jackson County, Missouri, officials over complying with COVID-19 public health orders, is relocating to Independence. Amanda Wohletz, owner of the cafe, confirmed to KSHB 41 News that the restaurant is moving from Blue Springs to Independence.
INDEPDNENCE, Mo. - After being forced to close last month for violating Jackson County's indoor mask policy, a former Blue Springs restaurant will soon have a new home in Independence. Independence Councilman Mike Huff confirmed to FOX4 Tuesday the restaurant was relocating to a new location at 291 Highway and 23rd Street and will possibly be opening the second week of November.
Developing . . .