The phone number for the restaurant, which Davis sold several years ago, has been "temporarily disconnected."
So, how temporary is temporary? The current owner of KC Masterpiece -- which once operated the Overland Park venue, a location on the Country Club Plaza and two restaurants in St. Louis, now all closed -- is a company called Restaurant Equity Venture. A partner in the firm, Blair Hurst, told the Star's Joyce Smith that a "new prototype KC Masterpiece" would open in Blue Springs.
This is the same Blair Hurst who told The Pitch, back in 2005, he was turning the Baja 600 Mexican restaurant on the Country Club Plaza into "an eclectic American Grill." That concept change never took place.
Baja 600, of course, is also temporarily closed and has been since late June, after a fire caused enough damage to have the Health Department order the restaurant closed. The message on the restaurant's answering machine informs callers that the restaurant will be re-opening this week. Maybe there will be jobs for all of those unemployed KC Masterpiece staffers.