Thursday, November 28, 2019

CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY PLAZA LIGHTS 2019 EVEN IF RETAIL REMAINS DEAD!!!



Just a quick reminder that THE REASON FOR TONIGHT'S ANNUAL TRADITION is to bring SHOPPERS to the Plaza but now they're all online and unconcerned with Plaza luxury. And so, we share these news links regarding the death of this ancient form of commerce . . .

Recession Benchmark Tonight

It's a make-or-break holiday season for these six retailers

For some companies, the holiday season can account for as much as 30% of annual sales.


Macy's is now Gimbels.

SLIDESHOW: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) - The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had threatened to ground the giant inflated characters. But officials announced less than an hour before Thursday's start time that the balloons could fly, if in a down-to-Earth way.


REAL Cost Of Amazon And SMACK DOWN of Municipal Schemes

Taxing Online Sales Won't Save Cities From the Retail Apocalypse

As the holiday shopping season approaches, more governments than ever will reap the benefits of all that spending. That's because in 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the ban on governments taxing online sales. More than a year after the South Dakota v.


Online Union Fight

On Black Friday, Retail Workers Fight for Dignity in the Workplace

In 2014, Bene't Holmes had a miscarriage in the back bathroom of the Chicago-area Walmart where she worked. She had been instructed to lift heavy boxes and stock shelves as part of her work duties. Later that year, Holmes and a coalition of Walmart workers attended the company's annual meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas, which featured music from Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.


Heidi Bright Side Tonight

Kansas City native and comedian Heidi Gardner to flip switch on Plaza lights

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Comedian Heidi Gardner is flipping the switch on an annual holiday lighting ceremony at the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping and dining district in Kansas City. The "Saturday Night Light" cast member says getting the starring role at the Thanksgiving night event once seemed "crazy" and "out of reach."


And this is another OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best wishes from China!

Anonymous said...

Shit Hole City's Very Own Heidi Unicorn

Anonymous said...

Shop and Consume!

Anonymous said...

death of this ancient form of commerce . . .


The idiots have inherited the internet so the stores will be more pleasant and less crowded to go out and shop in.

Anonymous said...

^^^ On line shopping is for broke people.

The world said...

Free Hong Kong!

Anonymous said...

Dignity in the Workplace


LMAO

Anonymous said...

WTF is all that racket and noise on the Plaza. Turn the fucker down already!


Anonymous said...

^^^ Q giving his I have a scheme speech.

Anonymous said...

KCMO the countrys museum of how to do everything wrong and fuck things up.

World Class!

Anonymous said...

Yeah it's da plaz. Can hear that bullshit blasting through closed windows.

Sound's like an idiot convention.

Anonymous said...

Truck was stolen. Hopefully it hasn't been crushed into a square block of metal yet.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many car break-ins, etc will take place on the Plaza tonight?

Anonymous said...

Are they filming Idiocracy 2 on the Plaza tonight?

Anonymous said...

it is impossible finding correctly fitting clothing online. And vanity sizing ruined consistency. retail is not dead.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight we are paying Frank White and Gail Beatty to rob us.

Anonymous said...

if retail seems dead is b/c the middle class is dead.

Anonymous said...

Only rubes and hayseeds shop at brick and mortar stores these days.

Makes them feel like they're getting that big city experience when they come in to visit from various backwater hollars.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ damn good point.

Anonymous said...

the whole country is crazed hipster lost bastardized culture rubes at best.
I retire, i will spend my time being selfish and unconcerned with this & other towns news, politics, endeavors so i may preserve what is left of my mental health..

Anonymous said...

Why is there so much ugliness on this thread...hopefully it’s from the same person.
I’m not a SNL fan anymore but she did a great job. It was a happy place which is what we all need more of!
Thanks to her and the Plaza!

Grip Madlock said...

I bet it was all rainbows and unicorns until you go to the free parking ramp and get robbed by some nigger

MDLQ said...

Shep Smith for 2020!!
FUCK Sylvester Trumputin!

Your Welcome.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the new acting city manager can help Q, loar and shields run the city and implement the scheme. I'm sure Minder will follow their instructions.

Anonymous said...

I hope Sly runs against Q in three years.