Saturday, July 16, 2016

What Happens To The 18th & Vine District After Kansas City's 7 Million Is Spent?!?!

When we're talking about economic revitalization and creating a sustainable biz model . . . What's clear is that THERE IS STILL NO DEFINITIVE PLAN TO MAKE 18TH & VINE SELF-SUFFICIENT. Instead, what we're seeing is simply a small giveaway to a party district without any real benchmarks or accountability. Moreover, in the long term this cash could prove to be a death sentence the area as the voting public continues to lose any faith in real revenue generating revitalization efforts. You decide: Reinvestment at 18th and Vine aims to attract more visitors to the historic Jazz District

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Reinvestment?
You've got to be kidding.
But to answer the question of what happens after the $7 million disappears into thin air doesn't take any imagination at all.
The city wastes MORE taxpayer money down the endless hole.
Ask yourself what happened to the last $100 million that was thrown away.
Line up and get "your fair share" of the loot.

Anonymous said...

I've been to 18th and Vine once for the Negro League Baseball Museum. Meh, nothing to wright home about. Didn't think the restaurants were worth going to and I'm not a fan of jazz, so I didn't care about that museum.

BTW, does the Gem Theatre house any events, concerts anything? Hell that place would be better if you make it a grind house type there showing B movies.

Anonymous said...

Reinvestment? WTF!!??!! That makes it sound like there's been a profit turned there. NOT!!! What the hell are they reinvesting? They're simply diverting more tax dollars away from infrastructure projects (curbs, sidewalks) and funneling it into the pockets of the grifters and scabs who continue to get paid to do nothing. They've learned well from the Dunns and the Clarkson Constructions of the world and gotten more than their share of city welfare money. $107 million and counting. Still no plan.

JoJo said...

When the money is gone, just print more. That seems to be the Democratic Party solution to everything.

Anonymous said...

I wish there was some way to track that money to see WHO is spending it and WHAT they're spending it on.
Seems to me that $7m would disappear pretty fast, particularly if it's being used to make car and house payments and/or taking huge parties of grifters to Gates for dinner.

They're certainly NOT spending one penny of it on actual MUSIC of any kind.

Somebody give me the name of just one musician that has done well for him/herself as a result of the so called 'Jazz District" and the expenditure of over 100 million, so far.

NOBODY but grifters have gained.
Seven million won't last long. They'll be whining for more in a year, because these car and house payments and vacations can't pay for themselves, Kansas City.

I only make these suggestions that grifters are paying their own personal bills with this money because there is NO EVIDENCE of 100 million dollars at work at 18th & Vine.

Seriously!!! Where did 100 million dollars fucking go? Why hasn't anybody demanded an answer to that question? Especially before giving them seven million more!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

FUCK!@ I meant to say 27 million more. Christ, that's an obscene pile of money to just give to irresponsible do-nothings.

Anonymous said...

The predictable thing is that people actually believe anyone in the meal chain settled for 7 million. They will be back and back and back and eventually the amounts pumped into 18th and Vine will grossly exceed the original 27 million. I think we could buy off the entire black population of KC for much less, but far be it from me to have my post removed for exercising free speech.

Pay up crackers!!!! said...

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Anonymous said...

Clicks, has-been's, wannabes and hangers-on plague the district. True business owners have no interest in the district because of differing political and religious beliefs. As long as business owners have no freedom from this issues, they will not set up shop there. If you're not part of the click, you cant do business there. Get rid of the grifters once and for all. That includes BEU and a host of others.

Anonymous said...

Bottom less pit. We'll never pay it off and they'll just keep asking for more.

CocoGaugin said...

It is done. Now get to work and make those improvements happen. By January major moves should be underway. By Spring that place better be jumping with new and thrilling businesses and offerings for the city and community.. Put up or shut up! Get to work lovelies. Make it Big, and fast,and worth all the noise. You can do this.

Anonymous said...

All that money....and all this NEW money.


Just watch.......
Nothing at all will change.
Do we not see this year after year?

There will be no new White owned businesses, prosperous music joints, bands, musicians and restaurants.
Isn't that what 'JAZZ DISTRICT' means?

Yes, that what it always meant....

White people don't want to/cant open businesses there.
Why isn't this talked about?
What's with the PC nature of this? It's a shitload of money to just give to people that run and play. Can't we ask questions and get answers?

Can't we just admit that it was a bad idea and doze it?

Jesus, 27 million or 100 million....whatever the number.
Just think of the infrastructure improvements we could have done to this shithole.

It's sad to realize that KC taxpayers are collectively stupid enough to actually believe that a rotting movie set EQUALS a "Jazz District."

Anonymous said...

They are forming a new clique. Only the "social elite" with big money can come in. That's how it works. Special engagements. The regular, won't be allowed in. Just "special days" as in olde. The councilmen will help kick out the tenants at Parade Park. Eminent domain is the ticket. The lawyers are just taking their money. The councilmen want re-election and more power with the next Mayor. Red pencil blue pencil. This has been planned long, long ago. The General is in charge and does it well... I salute you. It is fascinating to watch the stage of players.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they could use some of that $7 mil to recreate 18th and Vine, since that iconic cross-street hasn't actually existed for a couple of decades...

Anonymous said...

I was reading The Kansas City Journal, 1908' , the more things change, the more they stay the same. Except 18 th and Vine. The archival subjects, like Race, Crime, Love....to name a few is great.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with investing in a future UNESCO World Heritage Site?