The controversial booting of the 95 year-old tennis and swim club from its home by landlord the Nelson-Atkins Museum has been a sore subject. Both with current neighbors unhappy about the Nelson converting the club to offices, and people living near Nelly Don Mansion, the club’s proposed future home at 52nd and Cherry.
“The Rockhill club was going to close after New Year’s Eve but now they’re saying they may close quietly at the end of November,” says former Shawnee councilwoman Tracy Thomas who dined at the club Friday.
The reason: “Because they have no business,” Thomas says. “The pool is closed and they can’t afford to keep the doors open for four diners on a Friday night. We ate there Friday and had a fabulous meal, but we were the only people there at 8:30 p.m. besides a