TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! FIGHT AGAINST WALDO WAL-MART RAGES!!!
The possibility of controversial discount prices in one of Kansas City's last remaining Midtown middle-class (read: white) enclaves has created more than a bit of hostility among neighbors in an already politically divided community.
To wit . . .
THE FIGHT AGAINST WAL-MART IN WALDO THREATENS TO TEAR THE COMMUNITY APART FOR REASONS BOTH IDEOLOGICAL AND PRACTICAL!!!
This morning let's focus on the real world perspective because if people really care about slave labor they would stop using Apple products.
Remember that we've already talked about the "green space" at stake in this project.
And so . . .
A KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER NOTES THAT COMPLAINTS ABOUT WAL-MART POSSIBLY CHANGING THE "CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD" WITH 24 HOUR SERVICE MIGHT BE OVERWROUGHT!!!
Read the testimony:
"CVS is planning to stay open 24 hours. With The Well, Tanner's and Lew's there is activity in this part of Waldo at nearly a 24 hour pace already so those complaints about increased activity are b.s. and nothing besides . . ."
We've heard that the community meetings on this issue have been hilarious.
However, in the interest of equal time, here's a message from a "Waldonian Against Wallmart" that speaks to their motives . . . Check it:
"We're COMMUNICATORS not HATERS.
Listen, let's be real... with 1000+ people all saying they don't want a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in their community, there are bound to be some that are really just hateful about all things Wal-mart. That is not why this page was started. The whole big reason why we want to stop the Wal-mart has always been about what fits in WALDO. When we say this, we mean that most of the businesses in Waldo are owned by folks like you and me that you might run into while you were walking your dog. They work here and live here and have a vested interest in the community. Wal-mart, or any other corporate-owned business, is not the best use for a space that has been widely considered a space for the people that live there."
And so this neighborhood dispute continues.
Here's a look at a recent petition against the big box store that name check the Kansas City Public School District.
Money line . . .
"A Wal-mart Neighborhood Market wants to move into Waldo, which is comprised mostly of small, tight-knit communities and small businesses. There are many reasons why Waldonians would not want to see a 24/7 Grocery Mart move into the neighborhood but the most obvious fact is that Wal-mart is a corporate-owned box store which is completely contradictory to the types of businesses Waldo is trying to attract."
And while these protestors seem dedicated, it's worth noting that Kansas City is encouraging of biz development and more affordable grocery stores during this epoch of "food deserts" and the like . . .
Expect more meetings and fighting on this issue in the very near future as more than a few people of Waldo seem to be waging a losing battle against a corporate juggernaut and low prices.
DEVELOPING . . .