Hearne: Stanford’s / Beaumont Deal Appears Dead

photo-(29)_20130101202630_640_480A moment of silence please for the party zone known as the Beaumont Club

Although it closed late last year, the entertainment elves in Westport have been working quietly to revive the failed former country, dance and concert venue.

As recently as last week, hopes were high that a team of “investors” would be assembled to divide the space in two and conquer with the southern third a Stanford & Sons comedy club and the northern two thirds country with the odd live concert and a re-imagined  outdoor, beach party scene.

While that still could happen, those hopes have dimmed.

The odds of a Beaumont Club reincarnation?

“Not good,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “They’ve just dragged it out so long that I don’t think (the landlord) is wild about the country thing because they know successful dance clubs don’t usually last that long. But you know, maybe a new country bar could be a winner and last a long time.”

4f630de6eccde20aa1f9df520d173e25In the meantime, Glazer is widening his search for a Westport or Midtown location.

“I’ve been looking for a space in Westport for nearly three years,” Glazer says. “I don’t have any place else to go.”

Short of Manor Square coming to its senses, the prospect of missing out on Stanford’s and the Beaumont is Westport’s loss, Glazer says. ”

“We would have been the best entertainment bet for the neighborhood,” Glazer says. “And I think a country club with Mike Kennedy would have been good too.”

Glazer’s guess as to what the landlords have in mind for the space: corporate.

“My guess is that’s the direction they’ll go,” he says.

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9 Responses to Hearne: Stanford’s / Beaumont Deal Appears Dead

  1. paulwilsonkc says:

    Well…….there’s always Jardines!

  2. Jess says:

    Glazer What the does this mean?

    “I don’t think (the landlord) is wild about the country thing because they know successful dance clubs don’t usually last that long. But you know, maybe a new country bar could be a winner and last a long time.”

    Why does a bar that is a success, fail? But on the other side of the coin, why would …………. Ahhh crap I just got a brain cramp reading a glazer quote.

  3. CG says:

    I didn’t know Hearne was doing a story when he asked me about this…I have never spoken to Doug about the location, just Nigro. I think the two units would be a nice move for Westport. A strong current night club for upper middle class people who cause little if any problems. Comedy has almost never had any issues with problems in our 35 years in KC. Even when we were in Westport…but it helps add diners, shoppers and brings in nationally knows stars to the area, all good. An anchor as we were in Westport from 1975 til 2004. Not bad.

    I don’t know that its dead, but I think the owners want a quiet calm store or two, maybe a young persons clothing store or two, who knows. Westport needs some new energy that is exciting and safe, this concept Bill Nigro has is both. Its not up to me.

    • the dude says:

      Yes, what is needed is a nice, young hippity-hoppity store that has all the freshest and dopest threads and kicks to lure the young scholars back to westport to loot and pillage.

  4. Mysterious J says:

    FINALLY a story where Glazer was an appropriate interview. This is an historic first!

  5. Zak says:

    Hope they put a IHOP in that space.

  6. cheech lifting weights says:

    F. Scott Fitzgerald taught us that

    1) New money always cries

    2) There are no second acts to American Lives.

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