Friday, August 30, 2019
KANSAS CITY FIRST FRIDAY CRACKDOWN: DEADLY GUNFIRE ALSO KILLED CROSSROADS ARSTY STREET FESTIVAL?!?!
After a horrific deadly shooting, the festivities are moving back inside and the event is dramatically scaled down . . .
Following the deadly shooting of a 25-year-old bystander in August. Crossroads Community Association leaders said Friday that the next event on Sept. 6 will not include food trucks, art vendors or performers on streets and sidewalks “due to the loss of general liability insurance and the inability to obtain new coverage in time.” As a result, no streets will be closed for the event. Crossroads galleries, studio spaces, restaurants and some businesses will be open as usual on Sept. 6. "This family friendly monthly celebration will continue in earnest and will be focused on the business entities which call the Crossroads home," the Crossroads Community Association Board of Directors said in a news release.
The insurance complaint is pretty substantial and the changes are pretty drastic.
Check the links:
Crossroads Community Association Board of Directors: Changes Planned for September First Friday
KSHB: No food trucks, street closures at next First Friday following deadly shooting
KMBC: Crossroads galleries, studio spaces, restaurants and some businesses will be open as usual on Sept. 6.
So we ask . . .
GIVEN THAT NOBODY WANTS TO LOOK AT ART: IS THIS END FOR FOR FIRST FRIDAY?!?
It was fun while it lasted and nearby residents seem to endorse the move as the party was, obviously, getting out of control and an innocent white broad had to die before they made changes.
You decide . . .