Monday, June 12, 2017

Lure Of Toy Train Extension Doesn't Keep Kansas City Small Biz On Main Street

This report contradicts news about the place moving to Westsport and also provides a reality check for rail cheerleaders hoping to sell streetcar small biz excitement . . .

Nature's Own on Main closes permanently, leaving few grocery options for the Southmoreland neighborhood

In April, a fire tore through several buildings at the southeast corner of 43rd Street and Main Street. One of the damaged structures housed Nature's Own. For years, the location has functioned as a pseudo-corner-store for Kansas City Art Institute students and Southmoreland residents as well as a citywide destination for people who are very serious about Kashi and kombucha.

4 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Food and eating are overrated.

Anonymous said...

I thought they just sold marijuana and other "herbs".....

Anonymous said...

Over priced metrosexual TRANNY weirdness abounds food . How's about putting a normal American human being grocery store there ¿?

Anonymous said...

Grocery stores are businesses that operate on very small margins, like around 1%.
If there aren't enough customers who shop at their location, or worse if there are robberies and shoplifting, the store will go out of business or move somewhere else.
The "solution" is not to build a taxpayer-subsidized grocery like is being done at 31st and Prospect, where the prior store at the exact same location went out of business for the reasons described above.
Any serious effort to change the situation involves changing the behavior of the people who "patronize" the store.
But that requires some hard real talk, and there's no one around with the guts to do that.