Monday, July 15, 2019
TKC REALITY CHECK!!! MANY KANSAS CITY EASTSIDERS REGRET LEON'S MARKET SHUT DOWN AMID SUNFRESH SUBSIDY!!!
Full disclosure, my grandma and I shopped at Leon's for years and our always leans toward Indie biz.
Nevertheless . . .
A popular social media discussion offers an ALTERNATIVE view of the urban core discourse beyond the political talking points pushed by City Hall. Recently, many KCMO East side residents expressed their disdain for local biz subsidy as local leaders looked on while a longtime local biz closed up shop.
A paraphrase from community activist and former council candidate Rachel Riley's recent social media comments:
'How in the HECK do we bail out Sunfresh with $375,000 of taxpayer's money??? And Leon's Market, which fed the community for 50 years . . . Goes under.'
The closure of Leon's strikes many as FAILURE of the political & biz community considering how many politicos were happy to use the place as part of their campaign platform just a few months ago.
Meanwhile, the Sunfresh struggles to control violence, shoplifting and consumer complaints from neighbors about treatment within the store.
Developing . . .