Savoy Grill, memorable landmark restaurant, is open again

The Savoy Grill in Kansas City, Missouri, has reopened. (Photo by William Crum)


by William Crum

The Savoy Grill, a legend in time, is back in service.

A lot of us remember the Savoy Grill as a child. Well, it’s back in service.

About 15 to 20 people who work in various departments of the Savoy Grill are from Wyandotte County, and make history come alive.

The Savoy Grill, one of the most successful restaurants in Kansas City history, reopened about three weeks ago.

Prices are reasonable for what you get, for the most part. As you enter the restaurant, you see how the past has evolved into the present.

The new owners have totally redone this place to make it one of the biggest legends in Kansas City history. Legend has it that well-known figures in Kansas City history ate at the Savoy Grill. Once, according to legend, Houdini was locked into a phone booth there.

I give this restaurant five stars in all categories, service, quality and décor. This is one of those places that you must try before you die. I highly recommend it with five stars all the way around. This is truly a legend in its own time.

The Savoy Grill is one of Kansas City’s most distinctive landmarks. It recently reopened and a lot of people from Wyandotte County work there, helping this legend of the past come alive.

The restaurant is at 219 W. 9th St., Kansas City, Missouri.


Highway reopens after accident

Southbound I-635 from Missouri into Kansas City, Kansas, has reopened after being closed this morning. The highway was closed over the Missouri River about 7:32 a.m. Thursday, July 26, because of an accident, according to KC Scout. Motorists were advised to use an alternate route. (KC Scout photo)

Missouri man sentenced for Bonner Springs robbery

A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced today to 5.4 years in federal prison for robbing a bank in Bonner Springs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Timothy Karpovich, 39, Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

An affidavit filed in the case alleged that Karpovich robbed the KCB Bank at 13010 Commercial in Bonner Springs. He gave the teller a handwritten note that read, “This is a robbery.” After the teller complied with the demand, Karpovich took the money, and fled the bank on foot.

Police received a tip that the robber gambled regularly at Harrah’s Casino in North Kansas City, Missouri. Casino employees identified Karpovich from a bank surveillance photo. He was arrested without incident at the casino.

McAllister commended the FBI, the Bonner Springs Police Department, the Missouri Highway Patrol Gaming Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug for their work on the case.