Hearne: ‘Gay Dudes’ Harbored Hopes of Reviving Jardine’s Weeks Before IRS Dropped Hammer

33683_10150286713885565_7319617_nSeems like only yesterday…

It was New Year’s Eve eve just one year ago when the Pitch reported that Joseph Fulgenzi and Robert McCain were the new owners of Jardine’s jazz club.

Remember that waiter dude in the comments section who gave me a hard time for getting scooped on that one?

Somewhat obviously that deal never went down.

Because about 10 days ago the U.S. Attorney’s Office issued a release saying that Fulgenzi was going down to the tune of three years and 10 months slam time with no parole.

That after going 20 years without paying taxes and owing $400,000 and change to Uncle Sam. Yet another bizarre twist to the already massively bizarre Jardine’s saga.

559805_609199549095034_540706182_nNone of which particularly surprises former Jardine’s co-owner Pat Hanrahan.

“I didn’t believe half the shit those guys said anyway,” Hanrahan says. “Everytime I talked to them they kept talking about their backers or American Century and they kept putting it off and coming up with excuses.”

American Century was Jardine’s landlord.

And while Fulgenzi undoubtedly knew – after playing hide-and-seek with the IRS for two decades – that his tax dodging jig was nearly up, “I ran into them about a month ago at Fric & Frac and they were still talking about their investors and doing something somewhere,” Hanrahan says. “They said maybe it was time to look into things again and said they had looked at Jardine’s and America’s Pub and the Beaumont Club.”

Yet while there never was a firm deal or sale as reported in the Pitch, with Fulgenzi having copped to $672,447 in unreported income, the dudes well may have been in a position to pull the trigger on a Jardine’s deal.

“The initial agreement between the gay dudes and Beena was right at $150,000,” Hanrahan says. “But nothing was ever signed, although more than one agreement was drawn up.”

Speaking of former Jardine’s owner Beena Raja or Beena Brandsgard, “She’s waiting tables somewhere in Leawood, I think,” Hanrahan says. “She calls me every once in a while.”


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33 Responses to Hearne: ‘Gay Dudes’ Harbored Hopes of Reviving Jardine’s Weeks Before IRS Dropped Hammer

  1. CG says:

    Hope Beena Lands on her feet. She was always kind to me and my staff, and guests.

  2. chuck says:

    Beena did seem nice.

  3. mark smith says:

    On the bright side, food in the fed joint is better than if he was going state. And he probably won’t need Soap on a Rope.

  4. CG says:

    Yep Beena was wild, attractive and had her own issues, but I don’t think she meant to hurt anyone. I hope she gets another shot. We are all just human.

  5. smartman says:

    Very interesting! In addition to engaging in what can be dangerous forms of sex, according to several studies from HIH, JAMA and others, homosexual men have a greater tendency than heterosexual men, or lesbians, to engage in wreckless financial behavior.

    Despite that evidence the NIH recently granted $1,500,000.00 to study why lesbians are more portly and obese than their male counterparts. Sorry little Jimmy, the sequester has shut down White House Tours but we still have money to spend on fat lezbo’s.

    According to the gay mafia it seems Mr. Fulgenzi fancied himself as Brian Kinney, the Alpha Male, “Gay God” Super Homo, played in the Series Queer as Folk by Gale Harold. Not so much with multiple daily partners, but in the aspirational life style of cars, clothes, fine dining and vacations.

    By the way, these two don’t look nearly as cute in these pics as they do in their photoshopped “vanity” photo.

    As for Beena. She may be a nice person, or want to be a nice person, BUT she is still a cokehead in need of serious rehab. She may be waiting tables but she is still using. We all know how women who can’t afford to pay for their 8-Ball a day blow habit get it.

    Addiction is a disease that can be more devastating than cancer.

    A good 90 day rehab program can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $90,000. Insurance may pick up part of it. Chances are good she doesn’t have coverage. If she has any friends left I suggest they take up a collection and get her the help that she needs, And don’t cut corners with a 30 day program. Absent that she’ll soon be the next post mortem subject here on KCC

  6. CG says:

    Smartcoward. Who are you to give advice to anyone? I doubt you know her at all. You just go by what others say, right. Fix yourself first.

  7. Corey Lahey says:

    Someone wrote a folk song about Jardines:


  8. smartman says:

    You know bald-Glazer, there was a time when I aspired to your level of enlightenment. I belĂ­eve I was 8 and reached it around the age of 10.

    For someone who expends consideable ink and breath espousing your unique self worth to humanity I suggest you notice that we were given, by God, two ears, two eyes and one mouth. When used in the correct proportions you’d be amazed at what you see and hear. Your big mouth and dark shades blur you from 50% of reality.

    Beena is a cokehead. She is still using. Fact, not supposition on my part.

    Go crawl back in your hole you evil, pedantic, sexual predator.

  9. CG says:

    Smartcoward, I enjoy jumping on you, cause for no reason you a couple other shmucks attacked me over and over. You then called me out to fight you. REMEMBER WHEN YOU RAN AWAY. I was there, you ran. You lost your hall pass on that one bud. It means nobody can believe anything you say, you are a proven coward and liar. Me I’m a man who stands up for himself and won’t run.

    So now you want to beat up on a girl. Yes Beena had issues, she knows it, the lady lost everything she had, everything. Let her breath. I don’t know if she does blow or not, tons of Kansas City people do, many we respect, they just aren’t so public about it. I feel bad for her, she got her ass kicked. I saw her afterwords, and she was a destroyed person. I think she was punished enough. I hope she finds some peace now. You don’t need to throw more rocks at her, wow are you a brave man. Want to fight Beena? Nope she might show up and you’d have to run again.

  10. CG says:

    I’ll send Smartcoward. He’s not busy.

  11. Interesting Fact says:

    Glazer posted 5 times here today on same story must be hiding from the smack down he got at TKC last night

  12. Craig Glazer says:

    I never get smackdowned. Just read. Posted cause I always felt bad for Beena and wish her to do better, thats all. Hearne told me smartcoward doesn’t even know her. That’s why.

  13. Jim Lahey says:

    Watch out for the Shit Hawks, Craig. They can swoop down and remove even the most well-taped rug.

  14. Glaz H Craigley says:

    Let it be known that the call out of Smartman included Glazer and at least 2 other schmucks. See the story for yourselves in the anals of this site. If Glazer says the sky is red and you say it’s blue your a hater. Considering the “legend in his own mind” mentality has side stepped fact, accuracy, and clouded his stories to promote mostly himself and do little for news worthy content or even public opinion. He now resorts to the “meet me” or in Smartman’s case the “you didn’t meet me” – and the 2 or more others I brought along to discredit anyone. Check out TKC where he’s been padding his own comments and tag teaming it with his lover Harley. Which as you’ll see with the readership of TKC he’s not well liked there either but it’s all because of 2 or 3 people not the 60% that are posting pleading him to shut the h e ll up. It’s a lot like a barking dog. Before long your sick of hearing the da mn thing. Unfortunately there isn’t a shock collar for a pencil neck or someone with no balls.

    • CG says:

      Smartcoward we just went over this son, you can’t keep saying the same things over and over with any body thinking, “oh yeah, smartcoward has a point,” even superdave has gone quiet on you yellow stain.

      Here’s how to get out of it kinda. Just write here and Tonys if you like something like this: I was joking around about Glazer, I had no clue he was a man who stands up for himself and others. I surely did not think he would come to defend himself in person. Who does that? Almost nobody these days. So Craig I am very sorry for asking you out on the dance floor knowing that I myself, smartcoward, had no intention to show up and really get it on with you. Please let it go and I will be a decent fellow from now forward. I am tired being my two or three friends that know who I am rolling their eyes at me. So I am sorry lets drop it. I will be a good boy if you forgive me.

      See I’m not such a bad, tough, guy smartcoward. When you do this I will no longer refer to you as smartcoward. I think that is very kind of me. What say you? Happy Easter.

  15. paulwilsonkc says:

    This story won’t end. I just got two calls last week asking if I’d still do it!

  16. paulwilsonkc says:

    Thanks, Hardley. As if I couldn’t feel worse about my lost, dead end life. Watch for me on the noon news, Ill be the one standing on the Broadway bridge. Good bye cruel world.

  17. hardly says:

    Eye dont no wi hurn keeps deleating mi coments

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