Monday, January 29, 2018

Kansas City Brick & Mortar Shopping Stays Winning Despite The Rise Of Amazon?!?!

Here's an industry publication attempting to contradict local shopping habits that have moved toward Amazon and online purchases amid the Winter Doldrums:

Lane4 report: No retail apocalypse in Kansas City

Lane4 report: No retail apocalypse in Kansas City- The words "retail apocalypse" generate plenty of dire press. But Lane4 Property Group says that there's no doomsday scenario playing out in the Kansas City retail market.Lane4 recently released its 2018 Kansas City Retail report. And the good news?...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do you expect them to say? Have to keep justifying the TIFs for even more retail building which will become vacant in a few years.

Anonymous said...

11:36 - your first sentence was about to be written by me.

Tracy Thomas said...

Not just the TIF's, the CID's, the sales tax kickback to Lane4 for remodelling every retail shopping center!

Hilarious, except it's Grand Theft Retail! These are the biggest con artists in town.

Anonymous said...

Lane4 Properties = Councilman Scott Taylor's sugar daddy!

Lane4 been very, very good to Taylor.

Super Dave said...

Lane 4 will be the last to ever admit Amazon is hurting retail sales.

Anonymous said...

^^^Ugh really stupid Dave? Why?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^He would but losers like you wouldn't understand adult talk.

Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT! Brick and Mortar retail sales have steadily declined over recent years and empty strip malls and big box space has increased three times over in the past five years. General retail and traditional department stores are headed down the shitter. Those who sell groceries, liquor, food, gas, limited hardware and other high demand specialty items have a chance, but in the end you will buy online and have the option of local third party pick up and return locations. Lets not go trying to stuff ten pounds of shit into a five pound bag by tree hugging brick and mortar retail. It will become history in our lifetimes.

Anonymous said...

There are categories that are fine, and there are categories having a very rough go of it. Doomsday might be too strong, but the winds of change are happening, imagine if half the drug stores go out of business.

Amazon will do that if they can. For retail to get complacent, not a good idea. Now restaurants, whole foods, nail salons, yoga, yes those are fine.

Trying to build with a traditional anchor is a diminishing return.