Saturday, April 28, 2018

Golden Ghetto Main Drag Going Broke

Thanks to the Internets, retail is dead . . .This road is proof:

Mission battling empty storefronts along Johnson Drive

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you drive along Johnson Drive between Nall and Lamar, you will see one storefront after another sitting empty. 'For rent' signs sit in the windows and locks hang on the doors. "When we first moved in three years ago there were more [opened stores] than there are now," said Kyle Maggart, who owns Brother's Music.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

the area is in a state of suspended animation until the mission mall property starts coming out of the ground.

Anonymous said...

We love our Mission merchants, especially Fluffy Fresh, Werners, and Moss. They're all artisinal.

Damn Them Redlegs! said...

Sorry Mission - you're now in "Northern Johnson County", Paradise moved south and you didn't!

"Singin' so long, it's been good to know you..."

Anonymous said...

Mission is a joke and the smart people know it. The cops are a bunch of Nazi mass ticket writing assholes. Mission would be better off to just let Overland Park or Prairie Village take them over and preferable it be Overland Park.

Vacancy said...


Mission City Council : an Apartment complex is NIT going to help that area Bozo's, what are you STUPID !!!!!

lower property taxes and lower rents along that shopping area is what will being it back

Swear, idiots at the helm of a sinking ship city council !

Anonymous said...

854 might be right.

Anonymous said...

The answer is clear. They need a streetcar.

Retro ROCKER said...

In Missions,case a street car may be its only option. Many people were Living Large. And now that money is due. No money is left .And that will be the case all over the U.S. Many RETAILER will close.

Anonymous said...

Two words, Rent and Amazon.

Anonymous said...

Mission needs a strip club and it should be full of hot young sluts. Tell the cops to not harass the customers, let them drink and drug and drive with impunity. This would be a good way to reive Mission.

Anonymous said...

turn empty stores into homeless shelters!

win win!

Anonymous said...

The empty stores could be used by illegal aliens to increase the number of illegal alien businesses, "drug" stores in Johnson County.

Anonymous said...

"I'm going to create tremendous jobs. And we're bringing GDP from, really, 1 percent, which is what it is now, and if she got in, it will be less than zero. But we're bringing it from 1 percent up to 4 percent. And I actually think we can go higher than 4 percent. I think you can go to 5 percent or 6 percent. And if we do, you don't have to bother asking your question, because we have a tremendous machine."

Under Obama: 2.9 percent real GDP growth in 2015, 2.6 percent in 2014

New GDP growth report last week for Trump was only 2.3%

What happened to 4, 5, and 6 percent? How's that MAGA lie working?

So much winning...

Anonymous said...

The ticket-crazed Mission cops set the tone for that town. And it is not a good one. To most of us, Mission is just a hazard zone we have to drive through to get somewhere else.

Kansas Scout said...

We love Mission! Great place to live. Things are getting better, not worse here. This will all work itself out. From Lamar west it's been all positive. It's been more postive to the East than the article admits to.

Anonymous said...

I love Mission. But the leadership is obstinate. The police are ridiculous there. The Mission mall site is an overdue joke

Chester Field said...

In an era when you can do your own taxes in about 30 minutes for 1/3 the price there's surprise that a Liberty Tax location went out of business?

This isn't an issue for the Mission main drag so much as an issue for retailing and businesses anywhere. The old days of jacking up prices and pretending to have a lock on products and services are gone, gone, gone. The days of taxing jurisdictions fleecing owners and proprietors for inventory and sales and property taxes are history.

Until the City of Mission realizes that, there will be little renewal. Small businesses can no longer afford to fill city coffers.