Hearne: Beaumont Club Poised to Ride Again with Comedy, Country

30_400Nothing’s etched in stone…

But sources say that the Beaumont Club in Westport could be ready to climb back in the saddle as early as this summer. Depending upon which of the several rumored interested parties opts to finalize their plans.

The club ground to a halt following a DJ gang bang in late December and has been shuttered ever since. That after talk of discord among its ownership group, back rent owed and a lease yet to wind down.

Enter the interested parties.

According to sources at least three prospective buyers surfaced almost immediately and there’s been no shortage of tire kickers since.

Starting with an investor group lead by the comedy club titan many of you know as The Scribe.

“We’re considering it, yeah,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “I think a comedy club would be great for Westport because it would give them an attraction for young adults and adults in general that’s absent from there right now.”

At this pothumbnail_8_101int, the talk centers around the concept of dividing the 1,200 venue into two parts; a comedy club to the south that would seat around 300 or a little less and a country dance club in the remaining area to the north.

Possibly – just possibly mind you- with Q104 heavy hitter Mike Kennedy‘s name attached to the country club a la the former Johnny Dare’s.

“But Mike may not want to do that,” Glazer says. “I mean, he saw what happened at Johnny Dare’s and he may not want to risk it.”

As for the comedy club concept, “When we had comedy there in the past it was a big success,” Glazer says. “And I think comedy there could be even bigger today. We’ve been gone long enough – 10 years – that it’s kind of been a generation without comedy.”

Stay tuned…



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12 Responses to Hearne: Beaumont Club Poised to Ride Again with Comedy, Country

  1. paulwilsonkc says:

    He’s not alone in looking at the space. The two gay dudes from Jardines are interested as well.

  2. Jess says:

    Jesus, does this mean Glazer is coming back to KCC?

    Westport is kind of like KCC, Once you get out the trash, people will come back.

  3. KCMonarch says:

    Perfect. Glazer simply will have to walk outside and across the street to fight KCC commenters.

  4. smartman says:

    I understand the consulting firm of Harley, Love, Tusuk, Seaman & Swallow are doing the market demo research to see if the metro can support another comedy club.

    A country music dance club in Westport is DOA.

    Big opportunity would be for a dance club to go after the Funky Town or Neon Wild crowd of 30-50 year old white folks looking to get their freak on to 80’s to todays dance music.
    But then you know what happens. Fat white women are a clarion call for the modern urban male looking for jungle love with a sugar mama packing a 720 credit score or better.

    Rimz, grillz and threadz ain’t cheap these days.

  5. balbonis moleskine says:

    Country music and stand up comedy? Am I in a 1996 time machine? Where is my Eddie Bauer jacket?

    Stand up will do fine at the Beaumont, it would be an improvement over having music there due to the horrible tin roof acoustics.

    • admin says:

      Two separate businesses, man.

      A comedy club all unto itself.

      Then next door, a country dance club.

      Different names, different bouncers.

      Peaceful coexistence.

      • balbonis moleskine says:

        Just tell them to remember to keep the door open to preserve their legal fiction…

        Two different businesses or not, standup comedy and country music- two great tastes that go together with my Orbitz brand soda and my Tae Bo tapes.

        Let’s jump in the brand new Explorer (16 mpg) and check it out sometime. These will be classy places so there will be two guys ready to check my flannel at the door.

        Whenever you are ready to go just send me an email on your Palm.

  6. smartman says:

    If you wanna hit the Sh_tk_cker time machine check out Whiskey Tango in Grain Valley. It’s the best of the General’s Inn, Guitar’s and Cadillacs and Cactus Moon all rolled into one.

    • balbonis moleskine says:

      Once a month they do fat guys leaning on each other and meth-head head kick competition, aka local MMA.

      That place is fucking golden. The only problem with it is you would really expect a dumpier place and that was frankly a disappointment.

    • kcredsox says:

      You missed Cheyenne Country Club, over by Bannister Mall.

  7. admin says:

    Lemme try and say it this way:

    It’s like having a seafood restaurant across the street from a steak joint that’s near an Italian restaurant, etc.

    They’re not trying to merge the concepts, it would be two separate businesses, entries, staffs, etc.

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