“This is one of the worst cataclysms in Kansas City Dining history.”
– Scooter J. Murdock
The past few months have seen rumors running rampant and I’m sad to say that the rumors are finally proving to be true. The absolute gem that is the Westport Flea Market will be closing it’s doors soon. I don’t know how soon, but if you’ve received the latest coupon for the Flea, then you’ll read on it, “Last chance to get a flea market burger.” That coupon expires on November 11, 2005. Is that the closing date? Who knows. Will I go and eat massive quantities of flea burgers? Damn yes.
Closing aside, the most troubling aspect of this entire deal is what will replace the Flea. Gone will be the building and all the people who sold their crap in there, all of it replaced with a nice, new, shiny Hooters.
Done barfing yet? I’m not. This makes me sick. Westport doesn’t need a Hooters any more than it needed a Johnny Dare’s (which, is now closed... shocking, I know). Westport is all about the small, unique shops, boutiques and restaurants (sans Chili’s, Starbucks and Sonic). When I go to Westport, I go for Murray’s Ice Cream, Mesa Wraps, and McCoy’s. Or I go for beers at the Stagecoach, Harry’s (the original) or Buzzard Beach. Never for those other, chain-based, stores.
Westport doesn’t need a Hooters. Unfortunately, with the amount of bachelor parties that roll through there, it will probably work out for them. Gross. Gross food, even grosser girls. What a joke.
What Scoot said above is so true and I couldn’t agree more. If you’d like to send Hooters a note on what you think about them opening a place in Westport, then by all means, don’t let me stop you.