Waldo bar and grill out of thousands after water issues - KCTV5

Waldo bar and grill out of thousands after water issues

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Governor Stumpy's is packed during a weekday during lunch, but has been forced to shut down twice in the past several months due to work being done by water services. (KCTV5) Governor Stumpy's is packed during a weekday during lunch, but has been forced to shut down twice in the past several months due to work being done by water services. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Waldo bar and grill is battling city hall trying to prevent a repeat of a water problem that forced them to close on their busiest day of the week. 

Governor Stumpy's is packed during a weekday during lunch, but has been forced to shut down twice in the past several months due to work being done by Kansas City Water Services. 

The manager and owner of the business say the shutoff has cost them thousands of dollars. 

"We recognize the importance of a restaurant being able to serve its customers, and we strive to lessen the impact any work might have on a business owner," KC Water Services said in a statement. 

But manager Chris Bates feels not enough is being done. 

"I disagree with that because they will not give a meeting with me and sit down and hear what I have to say," Bates said. 

Bates said they've been trying for months to talk with someone from the city. They also say they've called Water Services, the legal department and city council members. 

"I think they're just like ostriches with their heads in the sand," said owner Kevin Ryan. "Nobody's communicating with us now."

Just before out story aired, KCTV5 connected the business representatives from a city official. 

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