Flooded businesses at 103rd and Wornall find new life down the street

Tavern on 103rd opening soon
Posted at 5:01 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 18:01:32-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It’s a routine Bob Yancey would do every day — open his business, Tavern on 103rd

“It was such a great location for such a long time,” Yancey said.

A popular spot at 103rd and Wornall is now deserted.

“It's just sad. I mean you drive down here every day and no cars, nothing, no motion, activities, nothing,” Yancey said. “It really hits home.”

In late July, the flood took over this area, causing so much damage. 

“It was shocking, it really was. I think I was just kind of numb for about the first 24 hours,” he said. 

Some businesses had to close for good. 

Although you won’t see Tavern on 103rd at this location, they aren’t saying goodbye anytime soon.

“Everything is upbeat and positive moving forward,” Yancey said.

The business will be reopening just down the street and still on 103rd, staying true to its name.

“Better parking, better space, better location which is what we're looking for,” he said. “There's some fantastic regulars. Guys that have been coming into our bar for years and years.”

And Yancey said he wants to keep that trend going, remembering old memories and creating new ones. 

“We’ll be back. We’ll be strong,” Yancey said. 

Tavern on 103rd plans on opening in three to four weeks. It will be located at 1217 W. 103rd. Gold Rush Exchange and the UPS store have also relocated to that area.