|How the mighty have fallen…
A young man who was in Kelly’s drinking late Saturday night was killed after leaving the Westport bar. The attendant media fallout has sparked a PR nightmare for the club and Westport in general.
Just think, a handful of years back Kelly’s and Stanford and Sons were the twin peaks of the Kansas City bar world. There’s no argument that these two forces ruled a significant portion of the nightlife scene in KC – two busy bars right next to each other. The anchors of Westport for the better part three decades, between them they did $6 million a year in biz.
For Stanford’s, its 30-year run ended in early 2004. Stanford’s left Westport and moved to The Legends as a comedy-only operation. Not a nightclub or a restaurant as it had been in the past.