LEAWOOD HY-VEE DEBATE REVEALS THE GOLDEN GHETTO MOVING FURTHER SOUTH!!!
The last remaining middle-class white people are no longer content to live within arms length of Kansas City Proper . . . Nowadays they're moving AS FAR AS POSSIBLE FROM THE URBAN CORE and barely qualify as denizens of the metro area.
To wit . . .
DEBATE OVER THE LEAWOOD HY-VEE REVEALED THE GROCERY STORE WOULD RATHER MOVE ALL THE WAY OUT 135TH & ROE!!!
Seriously, this has part of town has BARELY anything in common with Kansas City and might as well be a suburb of Lawrence.
Two links on the topic for Tuesday:
Fox4: “Our comments to the city that we would entertain and come discuss our project with them, really our project on file at this point in time is really at 135th and Roe,” said Peter Hosch, Hy-Vee’s Assistant Vice President of Store Development.
KCTV5: Dozens of residents showed up for a Leawood City Council meeting after Hy-Vee said it would close its Leawood store over a tax improvement dispute.
The lesson here is that even the finest suburbs in the Kansas City metro area are disposable and not any match for persistent, local white flight.
Developing . . .