TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR DRIVING OUT SMALL BIZ FROM DOWNTOWN!!!
Kansas City Insiders tell us that the toy train streetcar might be helping big companies like Burns & Mac but there's devastation on the way for small biz.
ALREADY IN THE CITY MARKET THERE ARE SMALL BIZ COMPLAINTS THAT TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CONSTRUCTION IS KILLING CUSTOMER TRAFFIC!!!
- Parking complaints are well documented.
- The Downtown Maze of contruction is downright hostile to any retail merchant.
- And already beleaguered small local restaurants are reporting lower Summer margins and customer traffic.
And right now for very curious readers, let's take a brief stroll down memory lane to the not-so-distant past.
To wit . . .
REMEMBER THAT NOT SO LONG AGO THE P&L DISTRICT DEVASTATED THE DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT SCENE AND DROVE OUT MANY LOCALLY OWNED ESTABLISHMENTS!!!
We found a quick list and P&L District devastation that directly responsible for the closing of:
The Mango Room
All local, all gone. Replaced with a kinda racist and certainly elitist place that loses more than $15 Mil a year.
And now . . .
THERE'S WORD OF UP TO AT LEAST HALF A DOZEN SMALL RETAIL BIZ AND RESTAURANT OWNERS SUFFERING AND PLANNING TO LEAVE THE CITY MARKET AREA THANKS TO THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
They myth of the toy train bringing density is being exposed in practice and higher taxes are actually driving biz and people away.
This isn't Council Dude Russ Johnson's economic theory, this is the tragic economic reality of tin cup urbanism FAIL that has already devastated Kansas City once before . . .
Meanwhile . . .
This week, let's remember that BEFORE ANY OTHER NEWS OUTLET OUR BLOG COMMUNITY NOTED THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EATING UP ALL OF THE PROPOSED MISSOURI TRANSPORTATION TAX FUNDS . . .
Here's a nice little graph with a conservative estimate of our TKC reporting . . .
And so, we're still on track to throw a lot of local money away on a toy train while Kansas City infrastructure and more pressing road improvements wait.
Developing . . .