KANSAS CITY MIDWEEK REALITY CHECK: LATE NIGHT ABANDONED DOWNTOWN BUILDING INFERNO TEMPORARILY SHUTS DOWN TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
Despite the high hopes of a so-called "renaissance" for Downtown Kansas City powered by a great deal of highly leveraged borrowing and tax breaks . . . Empty streetcars and abandoned buildings are the reality amid the midweek late night.
Here's the story for newz junkies who can't sleep and heard the sirens . . .
KMBC: "The blaze was reported inside a vacant 5-story building at 20th and Main. Crews arrived and found flames on the second floor of that building."
All the commotion shut down the streetcar and the half-dozen hobos riding the line until it closes . . . Now it's running again for a few more minutes.
Still . . .
At this late hour, investigators are still at the scene attempting to determine the cause of the blaze . . . Sadly, nearly a quarter of a billion worth of City Hall sponsored investment along the streetcar line has yet to spark any kind of economic activity that isn't also earning tax breaks.
And still, we keep the fire until the morning update coming up a bit later . . . STAY TUNED!!!