Since then it’s suffered. We all know that. So I have no personal reason to pull for an area that in the end drove my business
WarnersFun story. Nice to hear some good stuff going on in KC for a change.
smartmanCan’t wait for Culo Botello’s counterpoint on this.
StevePut a Gates or Oklahoma Joe’s in Westport!!
SteveBuild an outdoor area like the P&L Dist has!!
kidcongoThere is also a new breakfast place there now, close to Firefly.
dpHow are Kelly’s and Harpo’s doing?
During the 80’s Westport was more laid back, stylish, earthy yet sophisticated in it’s own unique way. Was Westport making money back then? It had a solid and loyal demographic from all parts of the city. No one felt uncomfortable going there day or night. I used to hang out there at 2:00 in the morning what have you and you never had to worry about your safety. So the question is, is the hard partying anything goes model really going to enhance Westport’s image, or just be another short term fix in the face of growing competition?
CowboyA DJ from NEW YORK CITY??!!??
get a rope boys…
Matt HelmIt’s all BS. All someone has to do is go down there and see. Skanky crowd and even the Kelly boy’s admit the continued decline. Glazier and Nigro are buds and will use the blogs to exploit us anyway they can.
Foxy Brownohhhhhh…… I feel sooooo exploited… ummmmmmm….. and I like it, do it to me one more time.
katie s.I miss Westport being more mixed use and still think that Power & Light would be much better for the city if it were less of an entertainment district and offered more to people living in the area – I wish we could get things like Target or BB&B in the city proper. Similarly, I miss the days when Westport was a shopping mecca in addition to being a bar scene – a part of town where you could direct visiting friends to wander around for awhile, vs. just being a place to go for food or drink.
BrutalNUMatt Helm? Obviously, you must be older than dirt or you have cruel parents to use the name Matt Helm. I am in all the party neighborhoods and Westport is doing just fine. You must be one of the people Westport security banned. BTW where does your lame ass hangout? Where ever it is stay there!! We midtowners don’t need your pessimism!
EricToo bad the leaders in KC had no vision for downtown/westport/P&L. Instead of rehabbing Kauffman (the same damn mistake they made with Kemper), they should’ve built the baseball stadium downtown. That would give the downtown area more tourism on weeknights and would bring in more money to Westport/P&L/Crown Center. Especially since Sprint Center has no permanent tenant. Also, KC needs to vastly improve it’s public transit system. All metro counties on both sides of the state line need to get together and get some sort of rail system in place. KC, while a great town is so spread out that it’s become fractured. The Northland folks party up north at Zona Rosa, the JoCo folks stay down south, etc. We have to find a way for people get around the metro without driving drunk. Until that happens, P&L, Westport, etc will all struggle.
Bella1I love the deck at Californos. They started having bands and DJ’s on weekends. Good times.
tacitusThey should look at getting a Trader Joe’s in the Chili’s building. Or (as someone mentioned) Oklahoma Joes. iHop would be totally lame; I’d never set a foot in that place.
KyfanI agree Westport is getting better, less gunfire, more smoking hot babes. Keep it moving forward guys, I am gonna check out that new beer joint, sounds cool and I’ve been to Firefly, liked it.
DinoI see Nigro out there on weekend nights helping out all the time, where’s the Kelly’s boys? Maybe that’s what makes a good leader, the man who fades the heat. Nigro is on the case. Go Westport.
DannyboyI have led design on McCoy’s, Foundry, One 80 & Beer Kitchen. It all boils down to this. Faith that people will ignore the “hype” about crime-ridden Westport and remember that KC’s problems are no different than any other city. We have classy, artsy, and respectful patrons in Westport. Do not label the customers- they don’t need the hater’s commentary. Go Westport!
KellysGuyGlazer man do I wish you would come and take Nigro the hell outa Westport. He doesn’t speak for all of us. Clearly he is a friend of yours, not ours. You two are rich, move to Halbrook and open a bar there.
Glazer you suck, our patio is doing just fine. Stay away from us. Bigshot.
DowntownDavyHey Bill we kicked your ass! Downtown.
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