Monday, June 03, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY EAST SIDE COMMUNITY UNREST BLAME GAME AFTER LEON'S THRIFTWAY SHUT DOWN!!!
Leon’s Thriftway shutting down after 51 years continues to spark a firestorm.
Even worse, social media beef and blame game has moved into the real world.
Here's what insiders are saying:
Longtime East Side Leader Pat Clarke and Activist Tony Caldwell have been debating the subject via social media for weeks. Now it seems the real world discussion between the two men has proven more serious and citations have been issued.
In fairness to the gentlemen, it's important to note that they BOTH have their supporters and detractors. The chatter on the topic has yielded many allegations about cash exchanges but the only thing we can PROVE and know for sure is that tensions have increased among EVERYONE who cares about fresh grocery access for the neighborhood.
In a moment of clarity, all of the community seemed to resent both Jolie Justus AND Quinton Lucas taking a tour of the grocery store during its last days without offering any viable plan to keep the place open.
Now the war of words over grocery access escalates and worsens urban core political rivalry.
Developing . . .