Sailor Jack’s in Westport closed for good & McCoy’s to close in 2 weeks

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A popular Westport restaurant has closed its doors, and another will be closing in a few weeks.

Sailor Jack's posted a sign on their front door saying they are now closed for good, but a new concept is coming.

Sailor Jack's in Westport is closing.

"We would like to thank you for your patronage and realize how our closing may have impacted your plans," the note said. "Sailor Jack's gift certificates will still be honored at Beer Kitchen or Char Bar. Look for a new concept soon."

Sailor Jack's isn't the only restaurant closing.

McCoy's posted a sign on its door saying the restaurant will close at 4 p.m. Monday for a staff meeting. They later shared a message on their Facebook page that said they'd operate normal business hours through Dec. 23.

After that, McCoy's will also be closing.

"We would love to see your faces to help say goodbye," the message added.

Both Sailor Jack's and McCoy's are owned by Beer KC, which also owns Beer Kitchen and Char Bar.

Beer KC owner James Westphal released a statement regarding McCoy's, saying market conditions and a competitive brewery environment made it difficult to continue.

McCoy's will close for good on Dec. 23.

Midtown resident John Stoner has been coming to McCoy's for years. He said it's sad to hear one of his favorite places is shutting down.

"I don’t like it at all. This is one of my favorite patios," Stoner said. "Walk over with my dog and my daughter. A lot of good memories. Eating brunch, watching football. It was good times here."

The corner of Westport and Pennsylvania streets is prime real estate in the heart of Westport, and Stoner said it will be hard to beat.

"I love that it’s on a busy corner and you could sit out there, even just by yourself or with your dog. There’s a lot to look at," Stoner said. "Whereas some of the other patios we have are off to the side of Westport, and you can’t see so much."

With its last patio season over and only a few more weeks open, the sudden closing has him feeling nostalgic.

"It just shows you not to take anything for granted because you could have something that you think is wonderful, and you go there every once in a while, and you just wish you went there more," Stoner said.

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