Thursday, August 22, 2019

Kansas City Blue Parkway CID Stays Losing

Sadly, nobody told City Hall about the death of retail and the rise of automation as 12th & Oak keeps funding an antiquated economic model that will continue to lose money year after year. Here's the latest . . .

The Shops on Blue Parkway CID requests more money from KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Community Improvement District meant to fund The Shops on Blue Parkway is looking to the city for additional help amid revenue shortfalls and mounting expenses. Right now, those who shop within the CID boundaries have to pay a 1-cent sales tax that helps fund things like beautification efforts, marketing and security.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Shops on Blue Parkway CID requests more money from KCMO



OF COURSE THEY DO

Anonymous said...

That’s what black business owners do, demand more money for shitty businesses

Anonymous said...

So... Your CID is spending more than it is taking in. Has the clown running this thing considered running for Congress?

Anonymous said...

Call it the Shop Lifting Subsidy.

Anonymous said...

Let them default and let the lenders take a bath. Next time they will not lend to bad projects thinking the city will bail them out.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This is a very nice little center, located near a hospital, clinic, a very nice housing area, and lots of industrial businesses. It would be a shame to lose it because it is actually in an area that is gradually improving due to private industries and individuals, not government subsidies. I usually shudder at the projects that Kansas City subsidizes, but this one makes a little bit of sense, and the city should consider it.

Anonymous said...

I went here once on the way to a chiefs game. The parking lot was packed and customer service was terrible. I almost want KCMO to keep subsidizing this because it keeps this element from shopping where I do

Anonymous said...

I live by there. Sun Fresh is the closest grocery store but I choose to shop in Raytown. I've been in Sun Fresh maybe 5 times in the last 5 years and everytime I go in there I swear to never go back. They really need better security.