Kansas City restaurant and rooftop bar shuts down following fatal shooting incident

Boho Sway at Canary, a Caribbean-inspired restaurant with a buzzing rooftop lounge, has recently shuttered its doors in the vibrant midtown district.

Grammy-nominated producer Joseph Macklin, widely recognized as Jo Blaq in the music industry, launched Boho Sway in January of last year. Located at 3835 Main St., this vibrant establishment became a hub for day parties, brunches, open mics, and music nights with captivating themes inspired by Bollywood and Latin artists.

“We aimed to establish an environment that fosters socialization among individuals, where they can connect with their friends, engage in meaningful conversations, relish delicious food and drinks, and enjoy the vibrant ambiance. Our ultimate goal is for our guests to leave with a sense of fulfillment, having experienced an exceptional evening filled with delightful Afro beats, dancing, and exclusive rooftop views,” expressed Macklin in an interview with The Star in the previous year.


Charlie Lowe, a representative from Crossroads Real Estate Group, has confirmed the closure of Boho Sway. However, he clarified that the closure was not a direct consequence of the October shooting.


Lowe stated that the issue with the kitchen in the Netherland building had nothing to do with its capacity or functionality. He believes that the problem stemmed from operational issues and the kitchen was never fully utilized. Currently, the space is available for lease.

When I spoke to Macklin over the phone on Tuesday, he mentioned that he was actively searching for new locations.

He expressed that there was a great fondness for Boho Sway among the people, so the intention is to progress and further develop it.

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