The Beacon officially closed

  • The Beacon opened with a bang, closed with a whimper.

It’s sad when any restaurant closes. People lose their jobs. Vendors lose a client. The city loses tax income. And, if the venue was popular, patrons lose a favorite place to dine. The Beacon: A Kansas City Tavern (5031 Main), which two weeks ago posted a sign stating that it was “temporarily closed,” shows no signs of rising from the dead.

At least one former employee calls the failed restaurant, which lasted just over a year, “a doomed experiment in a cursed location.”

Another employee, former manager Cynthia Carr, says: “The whole place didn’t make any sense. It was operated by a group of investors, and they all had different opinions on how the place should be run.”

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink