Friday, July 07, 2017

KANSAS CITY PARTY DISTRICT END GAME: WILL THE NEW NIKE STORE SAVE THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA?!?!



Tonight a new upscale store offered a private party to power players and a small group of newsies who promised only to write nice stuff.

Better than that, we took a look inside the glorified shoe warehouse featuring the hard fought labor of Asian toddlers and weren't really that impressed.

After all . . .They're just selling sneakers.

Still, this kind of upscale re-branding is the latest, greatest hope of an entertainment district that STILL struggles with violent teen flash mobs, bar fights, roaches and the shrinking American middle-class.

Accordingly, we put the question to our blog community . . .

WILL THE NEW NIKE STORE SAVE THE PLAZA OR IS THIS THE END GAME FOR THE ICONIC KANSAS CITY ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT?!?!

It's a question that speaks to the fortunes of a great many local retailers and biz people who depend on the upscale branding to subsidize their standard of living and markup over much more convenient Internets delivery.

You decide . . .

23 Comments:

Think it over said...

It's got to work.

Without spoiled american teenagers spending all of their money and their parents money on junk they don't need.

The world economy would collapse.

KC DJ said...

Appropriately next to the apple store. They're running the same scam.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! This is like so totally awesome.
Nike's gonna give me my life back.
Everybody else is gonna be so jealous when I go back to school rocking my new treads.
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Flash-forward about a month
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OMG!! It was so totally surreal.
Nike ruined my life.
I was just walking down the street, minding my own business, when this group of guys jumped me from behind. They stole my new Nikes, my cellphone, and my wallet.

Anonymous said...

It's just the beginning of the end when an outlet store shows up

Anonymous said...

Nike shoes aren't even comfortable I work on my feet all day I used to wear Nikes it didn't matter if they were brand new. By the end of the day I felt like I had pushed the Fred Flintstone my bill to fucking Lenexa to Independence and back his shoes are crap

Anonymous said...

Next , me an mize hommies gunna hanging out there , hoping that we get a Church's fried chicken joint there ALSO ! We'll then go get us some bluntz at the shit hole Diebels on the Plaza TRANNY BITCHES hangout , don't go to the crapper there's cause of the glory hole Diebels Homo hangout !

Jacknowledge said...

You use glory holes? That is messed up!

Anonymous said...

Big deal...all the sporting goods stores, Amazon, Nike at Legends, Kohl's, Penney's, and DSW has Nike at competitive prices. Nike at Osage Beach gets good back-to-school shoes/backpaks/accessories for kids.

Anonymous said...

Hey there 10:39 , me and my BOYZ don't use dem Glory's hole , the homo TRANNY BITCHES at the Queen's queers hangout at Diebels on the Plaza dump use dem all the flaming time , specially the ones that are work there !

Anonymous said...

^^^^ say what? One more time? Are you trying to tell me that Nike gives away shoes and apparel two kids in Osage Beach? They give their shit away to kids in Osage Beach. Or did I just miss understand you completely?

Anonymous said...

* to kids* I'll get this fucking phone figured out one day believe me

Retro ROCKER said...

They cost four dollars to make, you are paying for the advertiseing,THE people manufactureing,them can't afford them.

Retro ROCKER said...

You want to save the Plaza bring in STEVEN SEGAL.

Anonymous said...

Nike outlet in the Hood Killa City hell hole plaza , Rock on ! New crib for me and my Boyz from the hood . Gunna defend our news turf gang from the beaners from the hood DOT . LET'S get it on & play that funky music WHITE Boyz ¡?¿!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure gunna disco down and check out the show ! And play that FUNKY MUSIC WHITE BOY !¡¡!

Anonymous said...

TKC, surely you jest?
If not, I am truly disenfranchised with what I thought you spewed about.
Damn. Just damn.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Tony. A shopping district that has said goodbye to Saks, Halls, Brooks Brothers, etc. is going to be resuscitated by a Nike store. Gawd. This is about one step above a Walmart opening on the Plaza.

Anonymous said...

Hope they have their own security.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah that won't attract any 'hood rats. Oh hell no. Should've opened next to the AMC theater.

Anonymous said...

The Plaza is a lost cause. Tare the damn thing down. Build a new ball park for the Royals. Only time this city cares about safety of it's people is when it has to do with sports.

Anonymous said...

Given how much boons just love those Nikes you can bet the store will be out of business after several months of snatch & runs and shoplifting in general. You can also count on punks attacking folks who made purchases. Lets start a longevity pool.

Anonymous said...

fuck nike and the plaza

Anonymous said...

it'll be a pure tourist destination pretty soon, which is ok.

but it's all about the money and it's losing the hometown welcome feeling.