Wednesday, October 30, 2019

JEALOUS OF KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE: GOLDEN GHETTO NOW GOING AFTER MILLENNIAL HIPSTERS!!!

Pitch provides an optimistic writeup and that stumbles upon a fundamental truth . . .

KANSAS CITY METRO POLITICOS ARE SO BEREFT OF ORIGINALITY AND INSIGHT THAT NOW THEY'RE REPEATING EACH OTHER'S TRENDY MISTAKES!!!

The millennial revolution in KCMO was a nothing but a New York Times glam article based on a couple of interviews and PR. Sadly, suburbanites are taking an old idea and recycling it . . . Poorly.

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Johnson County is betting big on millennials. Will they come?

A Wednesday morning crowd outside the Wild Way Coffee truck in downtown Overland Park. // Photo by Zach Bauman. If you're a twentysomething or thirtysomething denizen of Kansas City's metro core, there's something your Kansas neighbors want you to know: Johnson County, the land of cul-de-sacs and country club conservatives, is becoming cool.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny, I didn't know bankruptcy was trendy.

WEIRD!

Anonymous said...

Oh muh gawd weez gunna move to the big city!

Anonymous said...

The adventure-less journey. Come sit next to a coffee truck and pretend it's cutting edge.

Anonymous said...

Give the herds what they desire and they will come.

Anonymous said...

Don't move to Kansas City. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

The Pitch is now officially in the "Meaningless Babble Business" now?

Anonymous said...

You'll notice nobody is trying to attract geezers. The above comments show why. They are do-nothing crybabies. Stay in Frogville losers.

Anonymous said...

If Johnson County wants to compete? Just follow the Sly James taxpayer funded "Amusement Park" model. Put your important people in clown suits and bow ties and teach them how to tweet.


The kid's will be flocking from all over the world to live there.

Anonymous said...

Suburban downtown areas do have an appeal, especially to empty nesters who want to own an auto that will not be stolen. But the developers move in with high rise apartments and ruin what made the areas attractive in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Young people have been talking about "Johnson County Beige" for decades. It's not a new phenomena. 30 years ago I remember friends saying things like..."I'd never live in JoCo"...."I'd never live south of 75th street"...."I want to raise my family in Brookside"..."I need character and diversity". Once they had kids they realized good schools, safe neighborhoods, and a little extra space are their priorities. Those with better jobs will move to the more desirable areas in NE JoCo while those that can't afford it will live further South and West. These inner suburb downtown areas will be a draw though - totally agree that people like having good food/restaurants/shopping in their neighborhood instead of driving to Oak Park Mall, the Plaza, or downtown.

I think it's laughable that Pitch talked about location of jobs. The reality is the suburbs have more jobs and high paying jobs that downtown. Plus, they don't have a 1% earnings tax.

Anonymous said...

Comment at 10:10, last paragraph, or true even than that. Downtown KCMO is hemorrhaging jobs even in past ten years. Subsidized luxury dwellings everywhere. Jobs are fleeing and gone. Questionable public policy to hollow out the central biz district with all the debt when there’s no worthy jobs coming in. -Radish

Unknown said...

Isn't that the area close to all the Section 8 project housing?

Anonymous said...

Maybe parts of JoCo but there's no way I'd live in overland park. They bought into the diversity meme hard and it's slowly eroding the city

Anonymous said...

10:10 nice post until you added diversity. Nobody in their right mind would ever say they needed diversity.

Anonymous said...

^^Nor geezers either Maude. Get it right.

Unknown said...

So says the monkey chimp who only gets let out of his cage when they clean it! So it must be cleaning time for the cage that's why monkey Chimp Boy is posting.

Anonymous said...

So basically like Killa Shitty without the Killa

Anonymous said...

FYI the sandwiches at communitea taste like dog food and cost $7. That is constructive criticism.

Anonymous said...

and the silly girl hands it to you like she is serving up a gold bar.

Anonymous said...

better if you bought a sandwich at QT, let it sit for 2 weeks, then ran it over with your car.