Saturday, December 09, 2017
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! FRUSTRATED KANSAS CITY RETAIL WORKERS COMPLAIN AFTER WILLIAMS-SONOMA SHUT DOWN REPORT: COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA FADING INTO THE PAST???
Word of the Williams-Sonoma shutdown on the Plaza has been circulating since Thursday night this RETAIL FAIL might not be important in terms of the supply of overpriced crockery, but there are greater implications for Kansas City's crown jewel entertainment district.
A quick round-up for those who have forgotten Christmas past . . .
Violent teen flash mobs have plagued the Plaza for years and now they're all grown up and suspected of killing people in surrounding neighborhoods.
Longtime local upscale merchants have already moved out and lamented the changes in the district over the years.
Bank & biz robberies have increased near the Plaza amid an overall crime uptick in Kansas City.
There was recently a NUDE DUDE running through Plaza parking lots that was downplayed nearly as much as the current guy who carries a sword through Country Club party district streets or word of a few robberies around the area during the recent lighting ceremony.
Factor all of these problems into tough times for retail overall as Amazon is now the top destination for shoppers.
And so we ask . . .
IS THE KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA FADING INTO THE PAST???
We're hoping that some of the insights from our blog community will spark a productive conversation about how to save this centerpiece of Kansas City history as both crime and the reality of online commerce threaten not just change but obsolescence.
And all of this inspires our playlist for tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .