Sunday, April 16, 2017

TKC QUESTION: CAN WE RESURRECT THE KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA?!?!



A slew of local high-profile biz departures, the recent low-rent sale and ongoing violent teen flash mob conflict continue to plague Kansas City's favorite entertainment district.

This week, the KC Biz Journal reminds us that the Internets and the evolving retail game also confront the consumer habits which made this location great . . .

KC Biz Journal: Can the Plaza keep in tune with the times?

The reality here is that the struggle to "save" the Plaza has already FAILED. Now locals are working on re-branding, restoring and renewing the legacy of this Kansas City consumer institution.

Will it work?

You decide . . .

32 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Prairie Fire is nicer, has much better parking.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Too far out, bad hours. Not a real option.

Anonymous said...

Better question: Why screw with crowds when you can get better stuff and cheaper online?

Anonymous said...

Plaza is the new Bannister Mall.

Anonymous said...

30 years of war has taken it's toll. Nobody want's to visit Trumps America from here on out.

Anonymous said...

^^^ stupid comment of the day. ^^^

Anonymous said...

Of course it could be fixed. Giuliani fixed New York City when it had bfe ome a toilet.

But leadership would be required and it's nowhere in sight.

Anonymous said...

lots of former plaza restaurant patrons are now going to prairie village. easy parking, save, actually a range of restaurant options.

Anonymous said...

After being at a fancy steak restaurant on a coupon night last dummer, we're never going back to a Plaza restaurant.

Maybe Classic Cup on a perfect day, but no steak or other places. Period.

Tourists have infested the zplaza.

Anonymous said...

2:45---Westport is following closely.

Problem Solved said...

Stop and frisk on the Plaza. Only go after suspects. That cleans it up for sure and turns it back into a profit center for all of KC

Anonymous said...

If they bring the Streetcar to the Plaza and keep it free, it will truly become the new Bannister Mall. They haven't even begun to imagine the crime a free Streetcar to the Plaza will bring.

Anonymous said...

MAKE THE PLAZA GREAT AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

3:27 Oh, but 24 million come to KindKC for the Democrim utopian and unique Paris of the Plains...
...TooT, LooT, All aboard, Next stop, Detroit!!

And, shuddup B'lieRON@3:27!!

Anonymous said...

NO.

Anonymous said...

Plaza is doomed because it's TOO CLOSE to the ghetto. We were there one Saturday afternoon and saw the sidewalks full of urban youths, young and not-so-young hipsters, and a few forlorn families that dribbled over from Johnson County. A friend of mine called the Plaza a mall with terrible air-conditioning - ha ha. It's on it's way to the dinosaur farm.

Anonymous said...

Everyone with so much a a pea sized brain knows what it will take to bring the Plaza back to its glory and everyone know the pandering local libtards woujld rather spend someone else's hard earned money appeasing the boon thugs than doing what is right. Short sighted decisions, by those who are not share holders, have consequences people.

Anonymous said...

Plaza died about 2 years ago , cause was the douchebag Hood inner city youth scholar problem & not allowing the cops to do their job. White human beings with the money to spend have gone out to the golden ghetto of Johnson county , knowing that they won't be robbed carjacked raped beatdown mugged like at the douchebag homosexual plaza

Anonymous said...

Went to the Granfalloon Friday night. Absolutely packed as was the Plaza. I parked in the garage next to Bank of America and Capital Grille. I know better than to do this but the Plaza was jammed. Anyway, noticeable security presence in the parking garage, which is good. Only went from my car to the Falloon and back and didn't see any problems. I agree with going all Rudy Giuliani down there, or even better, Bernard Goetz. We all know what the problem is. The Plaza is more important than the feelings of 17 year old future inmates and the "parents" who don't care what their kids are doing.

Anonymous said...

The downfall of The Plaza is when it was ordained "an entertainment district".

When it was a neighborhood with mid to upscale shopping it did fine.

Anonymous said...

Same with Westport. All started going downhill when it became an entertainment district, catering to the lowest common denominator.

Anonymous said...

Plaza died about 2 years ago , cause was the douchebag rich Johnson County old people problem & not funding enough inner city programs. Black human beings without the money to spend have gone out of the ghetto of Prospect and Paseo , knowing that they can rob carjack rape beatdown and mug at the douchebag white people plaza

Anonymous said...

^^^one of the dumbest posts I've ever seen and that's saying something. Blaming the problems of the Plaza on white people is plain moronic.

Anonymous said...


I went out to get some cheesecake today at the factory and as we walked along Nichols road we saw a black girl with shorts up her butt and half of it hanging out, a bum in front of the cheesecake factory that has been there for years, one down in front of Eddie Bauer, and trash on the sidewalk which I've never seen before. We also noticed a Nike store coming soon sign on the old Halls storefront. I've heard it's going to be a Nike Outlet but I'm not sure if that's correct or not. If it is that's going to be a killer for The Plaza.
We drove down in front of Crown Center and the roads are terrible, bricks missing, and holes, you can't see the lines in the road they are so faded and worn off.

What's sad about this is I remember The Plaza when it was all local Kansas City Merchants and kept clean. The Plaza and Crown Center are both huge tourist areas, and was also a place to meet with business clients. Now it has been cheapened with a Nike store, pop up stores, and empty storefronts. I can't believe the city doesn't have paint to paint the lines on the roads in these areas or replace a few bricks to at least make these areas look decent.

There was a time when K.C. was looking good and progress was on the positive side. Now it's going backward and down hill at the same time.

Anonymous said...

^^^ 5:40 is one of the dumbest posts I've ever seen and that's saying something. Blaming the problems of the Plaza on black people is plain moronic.

Anonymous said...

The Plaza will be resurrected once all the hoodrats dropped off there by their parents will be put six feet underground.

Crazy Clown said...

Teen Flash Mobs ???

be Blunt enough of the PC Correctness bullshit

its Young Degenerate Black Gangsta' Hoodrats that destroyed the plaza !

just like the old 1970's 80's Indian Springs Mall at I-635 & State Avenue

Bannister Mall

Blue Ridge Mall

The Landing

Hyper Mart at 95th & Bannister

the Degenerate Cockroaches & Termites destroy everything in their path, and then blame everybody else for their demise that they caused thru their violence, and sick twisted pathetic way of life !

There is no denying it, they leave a vast trail of evidence thru the years, decades !!!

Anonymous said...

+ 1

Anonymous said...

Summit Fair in Lees Summit is growing. Nice stores and no crime.

Anonymous said...

Never drive through the Plaza after 6:00. Never drive through Westport after 7:00. Anybody ever wonder why you can walk in Las Vegas at 2:00 in the morning but KC is closed to sane people at 6 or7?

Anonymous said...

^^ you're full of it.lees summit has plenty of crime,and getting dumpier by the day..you can lie to yourself if makes you feel better though.

Anonymous said...

True comment 10:37.you do have to be crazy to be out after dark out after dark in kc,or be ready for some shit.. Vegas has a shit load of cops that do not fuck around.they will kick your thug ass and haul you off in a heartbeat...totally the opposite of kc