About KC Confidential’s scoop on the Power & Light District‘s new credit card only cover charge policy…
Looks like it’s working. The crowds of urban youth that have been assembling on weekend nights this summer outside the P&L were down markedly Friday and Saturday, reports KC Strip point man Bill Nigro.
"I drove through there and I’d say there were less kids there this weekend than last weekend," Nigro says. "Maybe 200 or 300 total. Where the week before there were easily 500 kids."
That despite a local Web site’s call for a boycott of the P&L following Craig Glazer‘s report that P&L patrons were being required to pay a cover charge via credit card only to get in on Friday and Saturday nights.
"They had a decent weekend," Nigro says of the P&L. "I went through there both nights and I didn’t see any staged picketing against them or any signs of a boycot. And they had really good crowds both Friday and Saturday nights."
All while continuing to enforce the cover to get into P&L but not accepting cash…
"But it’s only after midnight and you get two drink tickets with it," Nigro stresses. "I think it’s a good move on their part, it keeps the gang kids out. You know, they’re just like we are in Westport, we don’t tolerate misbehavior.
"And we’ve all had a good summer and the trollys are doing great. We’re having our best numbers ever right now. We had more than 500 riders Saturday night – closer to 600, actually."