On the evening before they opened to the public, the new downtown Bristol Seafood Grill hosted a festive salute to a future downtown venue, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Houlihans Restaurant, Inc. staff welcomed the Kauffman Center to their newest venue. Center above, Bob Hartnett, CEO of Houlihans. Read our story about the evening at: http://www.kcperformingartscenter.org/newsandevents/
Jane Chu, Kauffman Center CEO welcomes guests Dave Fowler (left) as well as Mary and David Sallee.
Clyde and Katie Wendel with Jane Chu.
Herb Kohn and Jane Chu visit in the bar area.
Jack and Barbara Spilker, with Jane Chu.
Sandy and Bob Mayer (left) enjoy the Bristol's special martinis with Jan Leonard and Bobby Eden.
Jazz pianist Tim Whitmer provided the entertainment.
Beverly and Robert Dockhorn with Jane Chu.
Kirk Isenhour, Doug Anning, with Joan and Jerry Riffel.
Keith Leathers and Gloria Jackson with Jane Chu.
Jody and Rick Hughes, with Jane Chu.
Carol and John Kornitzer, Jane Chu and Barnett and Shirley Helzberg.
Phylis and Ron Nolan, with Jane Chu.
Carol Marinovich, Terry and Peggy Dunn, Jane Chu and Len and Julie Ann Rodman.
Jane Chu with Emily and Drue Jennings.
Heather Bertone-Kuo and Simon Kuo, with Jane Chu
Amy Embry, Houlihans vice president Lou Ambrose (Ieft), Jane Chu, with Jerry Foulds and Katie Van Luchene.
Steve Metzler (left), Jane Chu and Brian Williams.
Randy and Mary Ann St. Clair with Bill and Bo Stueck
Kauffman Center Ambassadors, Gary and Anita Matlbia surround Jane Chu.
Kauffman Center Ambassador George Langworthy, left, with Stephanie and Gary Thomas and Annette Szulz.
Jane Chu thanked the hosts and talked briefly about the Kauffman Center. Houlihan's CEO, Bob Hartnett listens.
Houlihan's CEO Bob Hartnett welcomed guests and expressed his strong excitement about downtown and the Kauffman Center.
Guests listen during the reception before dinner.
David Sallee, Enid and Pete Levi and Ron Nolan listen to the brief remarks.
Houlihan's Restaurant execs were understandably proud of the new downtown Bristol. CEO Bob Hartnett (left) and VP Lou Ambrose.
Jerry and Joan Riffel (left) with Ken Dworak.
Gary and Stephanie Thomas (left) with Gary and Anita Maltbia.
John and Donnelle Groves (left), Karl and Louise Arterbery (center) with Raymond and Mary Malone.