Saturday, June 22, 2019

Southland Suffers Biz Fail Legacy

The demise of retail and light manufacturing leaves an impact in Kansas City and this part of town endures a great many empty buildings that evoke a sense of KCMO desolation. Take a look:

Commercial blight frustrates neighbors in south Kansas City

Outside a restaurant that has sat vacant for years, dozens of south Kansas City residents gathered to voice their frustration and anger about blight in their community. The residents said they "feel forgotten" and blame the city for "ignoring their community."

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I believe it is an equity issue, I do," resident Karry Palmer said. "I think this would never happen in certain areas of the city."

There's that buzz word equity rearing its ugly head again. In the context of this article, it means "give us free stuff too."

But he's right that multiple commercial vacancies would never happen in certain areas of the city. Those certain areas being the ones that aren't so plagued by rampant crime as Mr. Palmer's area.

Anonymous said...

Good luck. That area is has been forgotten by every mayor since Cleaver. And my guess QL isn't going to do anything either.

It's in no man's land. Sandwiched between Kansas City, Raytown, Grandview and close to Lee's Summit. A big indicator of that area's downfall was when O'Hara High School shut down. Another building that will rot until you see a story about it ten years from now.

Joe Geezer said...

The owners of these abandoned commercial property's are enjoying golf somewhere that we do know.

Anonymous said...

...and regretting the decision they made years ago to build in areas that would eventually be infested by negroes. That's the real issue. It always is.

How do we get rid of them?

Anonymous said...

@10:34. Also there's a muslim presence there too. Many live in the apartments or town homes in that area.

Bad combination. You will never see anything build in that area worth a damn.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^Can we get rid of you two?

Anonymous said...

Yes I would recommend their extermination as well.

No Byron, as long as there are humans willing to stand up against the vermin ruining the world, we will not be silent.

Die in a fire.

Anonymous said...

Byron, your a fag. You always were a fag and your always will be a fag. If you don't like it when people call you call you a fag then stop acting like a fag. But you can't because your the biggest fag here.

Thanks for chiming in you two bit fag.

Anonymous said...

Gee, @11:00 you say "Fag" like it's a bad thing!
What are you afraid of, hmmmm?
Feeling some suppressed urges that frighten you?
Shame you've had to suffer this self-hatred all your life!

Anonymous said...

Yeah if we did a mass extermination of fags, negroes and muzzies what a wonderful, peaceful, prosperous world we'd have, am I right?

And Byron too. Yes you can join them.

Anonymous said...

The mooselimbs have their own wic and food stamp place right across the street, they put a crescent moon right on the sign, unfuckinbelievable.

Anonymous said...

You can’t have a business where the koloreds live, it’s impossible, they steal and rob everything and everybody, just the insurance alone is astronomical.

Anonymous said...

Der Fuhrer Funkhouser

We can’t get rid of you so......

And you have no business being here.

Anonymous said...

Years back the city pushed a number of things out of Hickman Mills drive with the threat of eminent domain, for an office park that never was, dont tell me you cant do anything.
Bacala's previous job - spokesman for Hickman Mills School District. Plenty of expertise shoveling b.s.

Anonymous said...

The funny thing is I remember John Bacala was a horrible sports caster, at horrible K2Q in St. Joe. Now he's the PR man for south Kansas City.

I guess if you suck at your job in TV just go to PR or radio. Just ask Bonyen Lee, Hallie Shulman or Dana Wright.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong Byron? Can't find anyone near where you live to pay attention to you? Is this the only blog you can get on?

Anonymous said...

Good location for a county jail

Anonymous said...

That's actually a good idea

Anonymous said...

MAGA, MAGA, MAGA - the economy is really booming now.

Please stop, we are winning too much!