Crossroads KC gets a parking variance

The owners of Crossroads KC heard what they wanted to hear in a hearing Tuesday before the Kansas City Board of Zoning Adjustment.

The board approved an auxiliary parking agreement and variance that allows the music venue behind Grinders, 417 E 18th St., to lease parking spaces in the neighborhood, thus fulfilling its parking requirement.

Next up: A hearing today over the vacation of the alley behind Grinders which will determine whether or not Grinders' liquor license also applies to its music venue.

If the alley vacation is rejected or delayed, Crossroads KC must continue to apply for temporary catering licenses for each show and Grinders must continue to prohibit the transport of alcohol from its premises to the music venue (and vice-versa).