SADLY, STILL SELLING OLD, BUSTED AND SUBSIDIZED KANSAS CITY UNION STATION!!!
Not so long ago local leaders expended every bit of bi-state goodwill by passing a tax to fund the redevelopment of Kansas City's Old And Busted Union Station.
They promised it would be a tourist attraction. It wasn't.
Then they brought in a bunch of dead Chinese bodies to attract a crowd. That didn't help much.
Very recently, the management pretty much gave up on attracting a crowd and started selling office space . . .
Now, Union Station hopes to re-brand (again) as an "innovation" hub.
Union Station is becoming an innovation hub
I don't know exactly what that means but I'm guessing it involves high speed Internets, a few conferences and maybe some gimme office space.
Nevertheless . . .
The place is close to 100 years-old and on the path to even more taxpayer subsidy.
Kansas City Council gets Union Station tax credit plan
And after all of these years Union Station has been many things except self-sustaining.