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Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque on Brooklyn Avenue reopens

Updated: 2013-09-06T23:06:31Z

By MARK DAVIS

The Kansas City Star

Arthur Bryant’s is back.

The restaurant on Brooklyn Avenue at 18th Street, visited by presidents and validated by long lines of customers, passed a city health inspection Friday afternoon and reopened.

Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque at 1727 Brooklyn Ave. had closed voluntarily after an Aug. 29 city inspection found a pest control problem. It worked to correct the problem and provided the Health Department a detailed plan.

“They passed inspection. They’re good to go,” Jeff Hershberger, a department spokesman, said Friday.

Hershberger had said previously that the restaurant closed and began working to correct its problems without a city mandate. The city inspected Bryant’s after receiving a tip.

In recent years, Bryant’s has added restaurants in Village West near Kansas Speedway and at the Ameristar Casino. Those locations were not affected by the Brooklyn restaurant’s inspection.

To reach Mark Davis, call 816-234-4372 or send email to mdavis@kcstar.com.

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