Thursday, October 2, 2008

Power Plant Closed

My sources and a quick phone call to the Power Plant have confirmed that the Power Plant Restaurant and Brewery in Parkville closed its doors for good today.

I wonder what that going to do with the rest of the beer. I hope they invite us to help empty the kegs.

7 comments:

  1. holy crap! I was just there last week and didn't see any signs about that. or sales on beer. I thought their pale ale sucked and as my theory goes, if the pale ale is weak, so are the sales. but I did enjoy their stout. And our appetizers were kinda gross. but by that time, the cooks could have been pretty apathetic

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  2. Another victim of KCP&L, no doubt.

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  3. i don't think the power and light had anything to do with it. none at all actually. they hadn't turned a profit since day 1, which was around a decade ago. also, the staff did not know about the closing... but, the staff was apathetic regardless... one of the big problems they faced was a motivated, inspired kitchen staff. so, the assistant gm knew, but he thought it was going to be later this month or posssibly after the holidays. and, yeah, the pale ale could definitely suck at times, but other days it was pretty damned good. consistency is key and they were definitely not consistent. i got to enjoying hanging out there, typically m, w, and f... doing the crossword and whatnot. they sucked terribly at advertising and the battle with their infamous landlord surely didn't help either.

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  4. Caller on Walt Bodine Show just said that they closed because of a dispute with the landlord, but that they hope to re-open somewhere else...

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  5. yep, tom hutsler owns the building and did a big rehab of it after the flood. about a year and a half ago, hutsler had the smokestack removed and at the same time was trying to sell the building and put for sale signage in the windows. phil johannes claims this hurt biz and they never recovered. i heard that the brewer is seeking a location in the riverside area for a tasting room or something like that. i also heard from a very reliable source that you can be the proud new owner of the restaurant for 100K.

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  6. I've heard a rumor that Schlafly is planning to buy the building and open a brew pub.

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