The Station House at Katfish Katy's

The Station House at Katfish Katy's last summer.  Flooding closed the restaurant, which reopened this weekend.

The Station House at Katfish Katy's reopened Friday after being closed since May due to Missouri River flooding. 

Zac Cutler, who owns Katfish Katy's with his wife, said the lawn will probably remain closed until next spring for reseeding and repair. 

"Most of that grass was under water for two months," Cutler said.  

Katfish Katy's had to turn away some larger event requests because the lawn is closed.

"Obviously, it's a big part of what people come out to enjoy," Cutler said.

Despite the heat and lawn closure, Katfish Katy's hosted live music from Brad Cunningham, a folk artist, on Friday night. Cody Pursifull, a country, bluegrass, Americana and folk musician, performed on Saturday night.

Cutler said the reopening on Friday was especially successful because the recent heat was tolerable. The live music scheduled for Sunday was canceled, but cyclists and others still came out to enjoy food and drinks.

Brian Heydn and Rich Richardson, who bike almost every weekend, said they delayed their ride by an hour to stop by for some beers. 

"This place is a great hub for food and music," Heydn said.

Moizes Santos visited Katfish Katy's for the first time Sunday. Santos is a beginning cyclist and rode to The Station House with his friend Lori Thweatt.

"I've missed Cooper's and this place being open," Thweatt said.

Cooper's Landing Riverside Resort and Marina has also been closed since May because of flooding. The owners hope to reopen Cooper's Landing on Friday, according to a Facebook post.

Supervising editor is Marcelle Peters.

  • General Assignment reporter, summer 2019. Graduate student studying magazine editing. Reach me at sler43@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 882-5700.

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