TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! STRETCH EXPLAINS WHY HE DROPPED OUT OF THE PENDING KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN TOY TRAIN STREETCAR LAWSUIT!!!
Mainstream media doesn't want Kansas City to know that the lawsuit against the Downtown Toy Train streetcar is still pending. The Missouri Supreme Court is still considering aspects of the case. In the end, the funding mechanism and cost overtures now burdening the General Fund reveal that Mayor and Council are kind of making up the rules as they go along.
Nevertheless . . .
THIS MORNING KANSAS CITY ARTIST AND RESTAURANTEUR STRETCH EXPLAINS HIS RECENT DECISION TO DROP OUT OF THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR LAWSUIT ALONG WITH HIS SURPRISING HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE TDD!!!
Check STRETCH in his own words and you'll find that he's a practical and insightful guy . . . Also rather patient to put up with City Hall cramping his biz . . .
STRETCH says: "I'll tell ya... It sucks ... But what we tried to do was beaten down and not worth my fight any longer. They will continue to work around what makes sense and tweak the laws to fit their need. We will never win at that . . .
"My decision (to leave the lawsuit) had nothing to do with the Grinders/STRETCH haters or supposed boycotts. Grinders employs 60+ great peeps - To try and boycott or do damage (to our business) is really ridiculous to the community and the livelihood of so many individuals unaffiliated with any particular opinion about the streetcar. (The talk of boycott was nothing more than) selfish thoughts from closed-minded people.
"So as it stands - It's hard to embrace this Toy Train fiasco but now that it has landed, we must try and make it work. Dare I say it: If only 100 people a day ride this train at least make them pay $1.00. That's $36,500.00 we don't have to pay.
"I am and always have been a great supporter of Kansas City and the developmental growth of the city, just not in the ways they're going about it right now."
Developing . . .