Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kansas City Taxpayer Subsidized Linwood Grocery Store Already Losing Money

Here's a hype article on a local food outlet that is more political payoff than sustainable biz . . . Read this note closely because it offers a preview of the inevitable and bitter shutdown:

Grocery store one step closer to reality at Linwood Shopping Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Seeing construction on a new Sun Fresh grocery store is like a dream come true for Shawnese Howard, who has had to deal with a "food desert" in the area. She lives a few blocks away from the Linwood Shopping Center.

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep, right there at the corner of Linwood and Mogadishu. What could go wrong?

Anonymous said...

Oh Please.....
Why did politicians always wear hardhats with suits on, like they are working?

Anonymous said...

Shop lifters planning BBQs for baseball season.

Anonymous said...

4:41 that’s funny right there!!!

Anonymous said...

With NO chance possible for continuing his political career in KCMO, Jermaine Reed will be working at this new City-financed grocery store.

He'll be in the FRUIT department.

Anonymous said...

Food desert my ass, wild woodys is five minutes from there, Aldi is 8 blocks down the street, Costco is 2 miles from there, there’s another grocery store on 39th and elmwood, take a guess, five minutes from there. This store cost the city 11 million to buy and they turned around and sold it for dirt. Just another one of many “prospect corridor” scams

Retro ROCKER said...

Fake News FOOD Desert. Yes there are a number of grocers within 5 miles of her. .you know many people drive from the country thirty plus miles to shop in blue Springs or Lee's Summit.

Anonymous said...

Poor pitiful colored peoples can’t function without a store within 50 yards of their house, talk about an injustice! the coloreds gotsta have they strawberry pops right now, they can’t expect to drive three whole minutes to da sto to gets it.

7:41 makes a great point about the rest of the world having to drive an hour or more to get groceries and yet you don’t her them crying on tv about it

Anonymous said...

When is the first robbery and this first shooting?

Anonymous said...

funny there is a fairly NEW ALDI right down the street. Who can compete with ALDI?

JoJones said...

NOBODY can compare with Aldine prices. Sorry. This one is headed for bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

What a horrible plan. There are much better options than this, I think we should support solutions for this neighborhood but they don't involve an old grocery store that nobody wanted in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure they are putting this in a place where a grocery store failed and it was not that long ago. I lived on Benton and went in there once. It stunk like rotten meat. Give it a couple of month for the thefts, check passing and horrible workers and it will be closed too.