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Missie B's back open after license snafu

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Police shut down a popular Kansas City bar St. Patrick's Day night after police said management was unable to present a current liquor license and a bartender didn't have a valid liquor license.

Officers responded about 8:45 p.m. Monday to a disturbance at Missie B's. The bar, which is popular with those in the LGBT community, is located at 805 W. 39th St.

Sgt. Marissa Barnes of the Kansas City Police Department said officers found several patrons inside the club who were involved in the disturbance did not have proper identification.

After investigating further, a bartender couldn't produce a valid liquor license and the staff couldn't produce a valid liquor license, Barnes said. The general manager came to the bar, and he also couldn't provide the license, Barnes said.

City ordinance requires bars to display their liquor license.

As a result, police shut down the bar due to the violations, Barnes said.

Tuesday morning, Missie B's management was able to produce their license, which expires in July. They said the issue wasn't over the liquor license but their business license.

Management said they mistakenly allowed the business license to lapse on March 1. Management filed the proper paperwork and paid the fee. As a result, the establishment reopened at noon Tuesday.

Barnes said one of the patrons involved in the disturbance was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

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