The West Bottoms Without The American Royal Barbecue Contest | KCUR

The West Bottoms Without The American Royal Barbecue Contest

May 12, 2015

The American Royal barbecue contest, known as the World Series of Barbecue, is leaving the West Bottoms. The other American Royal events will remain for the time being.
Credit Rick McCharles / Flickr

If the West Bottoms stockyards district is where city meets country, and agriculture meets industry, then plans to move an American Royal event from the West Bottoms to the Truman Sports Complex represents a shift in that balance. But what does the news mean for neighborhood stakeholders?

Guest:

  • Bill Haw, Sr., owner of Haw Feedlots, the Livestock Exchange Building, and the surrounding 48 acres of West Bottoms property.