Wednesday, April 01, 2020
COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA RESTAURANTS DEMAND CORONAVIRUS RENT BREAK JUST LIKE KANSAS CITY PO'FOLK!!!
When our KICK-ASS blog community was FIRST to report the Kansas City rent strike, some skeptics decried the bold move to secure housing for the poor amid a global health crisis.
Now . . .
COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA RESTAURANTS DEMAND RENT BREAK AMID COVID-19 HARSH TIMES!!!
KSHB: Plaza restaurants find no relief from landlords amid COVID-19
"A group of Plaza restaurant owners said Taubman Centers — a retail landlord owned by the Simon Property Group that operates malls and shopping centers, including the Country Club Plaza, in 13 states plus Puerto Rico, China and South Korea — is playing hardball about rent payments.
Money line . . .
"Plaza's ownership, in the midst of this national crisis, has billed these same restaurants with increased ‘Common Area Maintenance' fees and larger property tax amounts," the Plaza restaurant owners said in the statement. "These increased effective rent amounts, combined with the Plaza ownership's unwillingness to work with the local business owners in this time of crisis, clearly is meant to put the corporate profits of the Taubman and Macerich groups ahead of the Kansas City community, the local restaurants and their thousands of employees. Unfortunately, under these circumstances, the continued operation of many of these local restaurants is seriously at risk."
You decide . . .