This just in, the rumors are TRUE…
Missie B’s will take over the big corner America’s Pub held for years until this past January on Westport Road…
This sends a clear message on two counts. One the iconic local gay bar and drag show deluxe club is ONLY coming to Westport because it has solved the hip-hop urban crowd issue with the departure of America’s Pub. The other reason is simple, Westport is busy again.
There’s still the question if Missie B’s will maintain its current location at 805 West 39th Street, where it’s been for decades. However in my opinion they will not keep it because the rent at America’s Pub is so high and it’s just too close to its soon new location in Westport.
I was doing radio this morning when I got the good news. Some on-air folks told me the Missie B’s tale and that they were already remodeling. Sure enough I spotted a couple people going in and out of the old America’s Pub building with paint brushes and ladders and they confirmed that they were with Missie B’s but could not talk about it.
So it sure seems they’re on the move.
And Missie B’s often draws over 500 people a night on weekends.
With as many as half the attendees being, you know, straight. – women there for bachelorette parties and people who find the cabaret, drag show lifestyle interesting and entertaining. Missie B’s crowds rarely cause any issues; they spend well and are considered upscale.
And just to lay it on the line, they’re mostly white.
It’s highly unlikely Missie B’s would come to Westport if they thought the "young black kid problem" was going to continue
More than any other group of late night night owls, this one is very frightened by "hood gangsta groups" or even people they suspect might be that. Like most folks, gay men and woman just want to have their food, fun and firewater in peace.
So it looks like another great move forward for Westport.
In just a one year or less Westport will again be THE KING of entertainment districts in Kansas City, Missouri. Give credit to Doug Krtek the landlord of Manor Square for making this very positive move.
I’ve not gotten official word from them it’s a done deal, but it sure looks that way.