Saturday, May 04, 2019

Kansas City East Side Grocery End Of An Era

Private biz pioneer couldn't compete with the current biz climate and local political leadership focusing on handouts over opportunity. There's a hope that politicos might save this place but both mayoral candidates made sure to get their social media selfies before the end of the biz. Take a look:

Leon's Thriftway closes Saturday, owner hopes to revive soon

For more than a half-century, Leon's Thriftway was a staple on 39th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. But the owners were preparing Saturday to close the grocery store's doors possibly for good, though Vernon Stapleton hopes to give his father's store a second lease on life.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, a food desert. The city should pay someone to open a store there so people in that neighborhood have somewhere to steal, er, I mean shop.

Anonymous said...

These poor people had so much stuff stolen from them they finally gave up

Anonymous said...

Competition in the food desert. Who knew? I listened to Sly. My bad.

Anonymous said...

8:20 pretty much...

Kristina said...

Wild Woodys on 31st should benefit greatly. Or the Aldi’s at 39th and prospect. Germans own Aldi’s. The irony is sufficient.

Anonymous said...

They are hoping for a handout from the city (donation).
The dad likes to lose his $$$$ at the casino