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.
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: