Jim Kasick, owner
The Royal Liquors Story...

James M. Kasick-founder,owner, and operator Royal Liquors, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri. Jim was born in Lawrence, Kansas and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas.  After finishing school and completing military service Jim began a 45 year journey in the alcoholic beverage industry.  In 1970 Jim began his career as a wholesale liquor salesman for Jackson Distributing Co.,(owned by McCormick Distilling Co.) located in Kansas City, Mo., from 1970-72.

In 1972, Jim was hired by Seagram Distilling Company as the Missouri State manager for Calvert Distillers Company, a subsidiary of the Seagram Company. He remained in this position until 1978 when he opened his first retail store at the corner of 63rd & Cherry in Kansas City, Mo., calling it Royal Liquors. Under his tutelage this store continually operated until March of 2012.

Brookside Location, first Royal Liquors opened in 1978

Jim's second store was the purchase of an existing store (Gold Crown Liquors) at the corner of Southwest Blvd., and Summit also in Kansas City, Mo., in 1983.  In 1985 that store was torn down and a new store was built at that same location and a second Royal Liquors was started. This store is currently still operating under the same name and ownership.

In 1989 Jim acquired the property at the intersection of 103rd & State Line Kansas City, Mo., and developed the 3rd Royal Liquor location.  This store continues to this day operating under the original ownership and name.

The Royal Liquor stores are considered"icons" of the retail liquor industry in the Kansas City metro area. Royal Liquors is committed to great customer service, expertise, and low prices and is the premier choice in the Kansas City area.

Boulevard Location (previously Gold Crown) opened in 1985

Jim and his wife Suzanne have been married for 45 years and live in south Kansas City, MO. They are members of St. Thomas More Catholic parish and Blue Hills Country Club.

Watts Mill location, opened 1989...largest location to date (11,000 sq ft)


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