Some Kansas City Restaurants are Breaking After Abnormal Brutal Weather

The dining room was cozy at the 36th corner and Broadway relies on Friday night – kitchen attendants went to the table and a pink bar with a full bar served.

Krokstrum Klubb & Market owners, who were earlier on Facebook, were the first time change that they were in the first place.

"As far as possible we can continue to meet people who come, we should be right," said owner Josh Rogers.

Rogers said that the new restaurants that have opened around the town have dropped business at the Viking spot for almost three years of age.

As a result, with a particularly unhappy start of the year – a cure from a very cold, snow and ice temperature – the decision made the call of the social media.

Rogers said that even the Restaurant Week, which is a very successful business during a slow period of the year, is due to poor traffic due to stormy storms on both weekend.

"The last two payrolls I did not pay myself because I wanted to ensure that my employees were paid," Rogers said.

Similarly, local restaurant owners across Kansas City are feeling an extraordinary slow pain of months.

Jimmy Frantze, who holds JJ next to the Plaza, said one night during the January of the Restaurants in January, that they were 180 dropped. He said business that at least 50% last year was in the first week of the year. Frantze was slowly, partly, on time.

From the beginning of the year, Kansas City had two big snow storms, a polar vortex that gave cold temperatures cold, cold rain and an ice storm.

"Since we got into February, it's brutal," Frantze said.

Frantze said after 34 years is open, JJ is equipped to absorb a stroke of bad months.

"But you have a continuing cost, all of them, and they do not change when the weather changes," Frantze said.

At Pirate's Good, a vegan eatery and coffee shop near Brookside, Zaid Consuegra said business is almost 70 percent from a typical winter.

"We've cut everyone's shifts," Consuegra said.

Consuegra started serving food at Pirate's Bone about a year ago. He said that there was no income, they could not do it through the season.

"If coffee was just before, I do not think we would have done … even rent," said Consuegra.

Barbara Rafael is owned by Le Fou Frog in the Market area. She closed the restaurant twice this year due to the weather, and said that bistro money has been hit.

"It's frightening when you're biting threats and it's like it, hoping your vendors will understand that you will be slowly slow because you did not expect to lose some good days," said Rafael.

With Valentine's Day coming up, restaurant owners expect to be selected in business – forecasts are 55-year-old and maybe chances are.

Lisa Rodriguez is a reporter and KCUR evening newsletter 89.3. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.


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