Ryan Maybee — the business brain behind Manifesto and The Rieger — is teaming up with local developer Cordish to open a jazz club in the Power & Light district.
I know what you’re thinking: “What the eff?” I’m thinking it, too, but maybe now we’ll have a reason to go to P&L after dark.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal:
The Kill Devil Club will move into 5,400 square feet formerly occupied by southern restaurant Peachtree on the second floor above Fran’s Restaurant. The 120-seat club will focus on jazz music and rum-based drinks. Maybee, founder of classic cocktail bar Manifesto, said the venture is expected to open in late August…
Maybee said Cordish contacted him in February to collaborate on The Kill Devil Club. He’d never been into the space, which overlooks the intersection of 14th and Main streets.
“I wasn’t so sure if it would fit that kind of concept, but when I walked in, I was blown away,” he said.
I’m probably still going to avoid P&L like The Plague on the weekends, but I’m willing to give it a try — especially if there’s a Horsefeather on the menu (hint, hint).