Friday, May 08, 2020

KANSAS CITY CONVENTION HOTEL FALLS FROM GRACE BEFORE GRAND OPENING!!! SHRINERS AND BAPTISTS CANCEL!!!



So many local critics of the Convention hotel and the tourism industry shared their skepticism at the outset of the pandemic.

Today they've been proven right.

Credit where it's due to a developer blog that offers worthwhile scoop behind a paywall . . .

Shriners International and National Baptists, have cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, an estimated $30 million blow to the local economy.

This one basically kills Downtown for 2020 and with no vaccine in sight . . . The economic impact inside the loop will only worsen.

Developing . . .

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

shriners are right to be cautious given how much they like to party.

Anonymous said...

Is this really news Tony? Everything is cancelled at this point.

Sometimes I think you root for this city to fail.

Anonymous said...

Nah, Tony just don't like the rich ones that can only succeed with bail/hand outs.

Anonymous said...

^^^ it is failing and besides, they could use this unnecessary city paid for hotel for all those covid 19 patients the city has.... wait, what? We have less than one percent of the total population of kc with covid 19? WOW! MAYBE WE COULD PUT ALL THOSE PRISONERS IN THERE INSTEAD!

Anonymous said...

the point is citing an example of how the world has changed.

it's a concrete point, a fact.

therefore, it's more relevant than the fakery available from the media and politicians.

Anonymous said...

We don’t want them here anyway. Nothing to see in Kansas City. Bye.

Anonymous said...

Bill Gates said nothing will change until every human being on earth gets the (his) covid vaccine.


Seriously. Not joking. He really said this.

Anonymous said...

^^Go back to Infowars CHUD. Nobody with an IQ above 40 believes this or you.

Anonymous said...

Visit KC has lowered 2020 KC tourist projection to 24.999999 million due to ChiCom Flu.

Anonymous said...

8:59 is absolutely destroying these useless eaters today.

Anonymous said...

To point out that KCMO has put all their resources into tourism, downtown and luring large companies with huge tax breaks is not "rooting to fail". It's pointing out the folly of abandoning the poor and middle class who deserve something in return for exorbitant taxes.

Anonymous said...

What do you mean "sometimes," 8:22? Don't you mean "constantly?"

Anonymous said...

Kansas City isn't alone in this, Wall Street is predicting a five to ten year recovery period will be required to restore the Economy to 2018 levels.

Anonymous said...

This is a shame!
What is the P&L District goin to do without those hordes of Baptists rolling to town and pouring downhill to the "Drunk Tank" for late nights of boozing, carousing and generally raising Hell?
Heck, those Baptists make Shriners look like a pack of Episcopalians!

Diddling Don said...

Trump lied; 70,000+ Americans died. If only Trump had paid attention when the pandemic first began. He simply wasn't capable on focusing his priorities and chose, instead, to play golf and hold MAGA rallies.

By the way, now 30,000,000+ Americans out of work. Worst job report EVER released today on Trump's watch. Main Street devastated. Farm bankruptcies growing fast. Farmer suicides growing as well.

Thanks, Deplorables.

Harold Eugene Johnson said...

Baptists just made a joke out of their religion: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/does-no-harm-shall-overcome-you-in-psalm-91-mean-that-you-wont-suffer.html

Anonymous said...

11:18 oh chimpy, trolling for bananas is not doing you any good, c’mon little monkey! Do some monkey shines for us! Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

Almost 75% of the deaths are on the east coast..... liberal east coast that is

Anonymous said...

^^and yet all of the new cases are in the Midwest. Conservative Midwest that is. Weird.

Charlie Horse said...

Ho's working 18th & Vine to take financial hit from missing Shriner's who love dark chocolate cootchie.

Anonymous said...

50,000,000 coronavirus deaths in US alone in the next two weeks, experts are predicting!!!!!

Retro ROCKER said...

Welcome to the Hotel Lowes Kansas City. Plenty of room at the Lowes,Kansas City what a nice surprise .When you close your eyes. The Convention Business is toast. There will be virtual Conventions With special guest PIT BULL .

Anonymous said...

Go diddle yourself, Don. No one cares what you think.

Anonymous said...

No, you’re incorrect. Yet you post false information. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Einstein, it’s spelled Loews if you’re going to make a weak attempt to skewer something, at least spell the name right.