IS WESTPORT GOING UPSCALE TO AVOID KANSAS CITY YOUTH FLASH MOB MESS?!?!
Westport is Kansas City's longest standing party-district and their latest strategy seems to hope that searching for an "upscale" patrons will avoid youth violence problems that have plauged the County Club Plaza and seem to be spreading across the city.
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Lots of people in town know Laura Norris from her jobs as Exec. Director of non profits like Youth Friends, Planned Parenthood and others.
The December cover story in CampKC profiles is Laura's new Italian deli/bistro next door to Bistro 303. Formerly a cell phone store. If you notice, Westport is becoming more upscale these days and very few vacant store fronts like a couple of years ago.
So . . .
WILL THE NEW 'UPSCALE' AND LGBTQIA FRIENDLY STRATEGY TO SAVE WESTPORT WORK?!?!?
The approach requires cooperation from some of the worst and most stubborn merchants in all of Kansas City who regularly undercut one another . . . So, we'll have to wait and see.