The ill-fated midtown restaurant at 5031 Main known - for a year, anyway - as the Beacon is being considered as a future site for the Johnson County-based Nick & Jake's restaurant. (The second Nick & Jake's is in Parkville.) Nick & Jake's owners, Kevin Timmons and Doug Watkins, reportedly have been looking at the venue, which has sat empty since June, as a south Plaza outpost for their successful suburban dining concept.
A representative for Timmons and Watkins said their response to the rumor is, for the moment, "No comment."
Before the Beacon failed, the building, erected in the 1920s to house a dry-cleaning operation, was occupied by Jack Gage American Tavern, the Double Dragon Chinese Restaurant, and several other bars and restaurants.