Friday, July 31, 2020

Kansas City Shoppers Scared To Return To Plaza After Violent Protest & Pandemic Threat

Retail is a tough sell under the best of circumstances . . . Now, Kansas City's highest profile entertainment district struggles to stay afloat after unwillingly serving as a social justice battleground for rioters vs. police and activists against local history . . . Take a look at the plan for survival:

Plaza shops hit hard by pandemic, experts say adapting is key to survival

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Visitors can still be spotted walking around the Country Club Plaza, but there are fewer places open for the shoppers to browse with more empty storefronts during the COVID-19 pandemic. "People are still reluctant to go out, and rightly so," Lane 4 Property Group Senior Vice President Tom O'Leary said.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

KSHB and Lane 4 properties must have forgotten about the violent protests. Who would want to own or operate a business, or be a customer in an area that's ground zero for SJW mobs? Be prepared to board up and close indefinitely at a moment's notice....

Anonymous said...

Do you think that when these protests fade, the problem will be over? Now that they know they can get away with it...it will happen again and again in future years.

Anonymous said...

Black related violence keeps most people out of the Plaza area. That started years ago. Can't blame throwing couples in fountains, shootings and murder on the cops or whitey. All have been Black related. Cry wolf bitches, sorry your kids buys pot from them. Weird

Anonymous said...

and yet the article says the pandemic, not the riots is the cause. Hmm... more fear-mongering for the geriatric-fucktard set? Yea, that's the ticket. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ shutup contard

Anonymous said...

Put a fork in the Plaza; it's done.

Soon there will be bars on all of the windows.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter -- all unpleasant experiences are duly noted by the public. When they reach a certain level in a cumulative way, it's bye-bye to going to that part of town. The Plaza keeps reaching new highs for unpleasant experiences. Not a good thing for the prosperity of that area.

Anonymous said...

Why did those Biden voters take guns with them when they looted on the Plaza?

Oh because there never were any protests. Only DNC conventions. Errr riots, excuse me.

Anonymous said...

and yet it's the pandemic that's causing the loss of business and not the riots. There have been zero riots in the last month...Hmmm. I guess racist geriatric fucktards gonna be racist geriatric fucktards. Super weird.

Anonymous said...

The decline is a result of a number of long-building factors, including a management group better suited to indoor malls, years of allowing "urban" youth to virtually shut it down after dark, riots that damage property and deter further investment, and an overall retail industry that is collapsing.

Nordstrom's will pull out soon and never complete their store, leaving a vacated street and a gaping hole in the plaza. Many of the remaining retailers will follow suit, with the eventual result being either the final push of homogeneous office / residential development that finally kills what made the plaza special or the slide some sort of discount mall (ala The Legends).

Anonymous said...

Kansas City has become a very unpleasant place to visit or dine.

Dirty, unwelcoming and unsafe.

The KC School District is a complete failure.

Maybe 20 years from now a statue of Mayor Quentin Lucas can be erected in the new Section 8 housing complex formerly known as the Plaza.


Anonymous said...


I voted for Obama with hopes he would lead the country in a harmonious, united manner and encourage African Americans to focus on education, family, hard work and careers.

Sadly, as President, and even now he keeps dredging up the same old race-dividing rhetoric that just perpetuates the cycle of single-parent households, violence, crime and victim hood.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Trump with hopes he would lead the country in a harmonious, united manner and encourage African Americans to focus on education, family, hard work and careers.

Sadly, as President, and even now he keeps dredging up the same old race-dividing rhetoric that just perpetuates the cycle of single-parent households, violence, crime and victim hood.

Charlie Horse said...

Don't make me conceal carry in order to safely reach the doors of my Cheesecake Factory. I'll eat my dish of orange chicken and head home before sunset.

Anonymous said...

Actually, he was doing that very successfully until leftists started rioting.

The whole nation wanted police reform after George Floyd's death. But then Democrats rioted.

We were combating the virus until Democrats rioted.

You complain about your own filth and blame others for the shit in your pants.

Anonymous said...

821 is a moron for blaming a non-politician who has been in power 3 years for problems that have been boiling over for decades instead of the local and national career politicians in office for years and decades...biden 50 years, pelosi 35 years, shummer 35 obama 10 years

731 and 805 are just plain stupid brain washed idiots for believing anything the MSM puts out.

Anonymous said...


Not just the Plaza it's the entire city. You never know when these violent unstable democrats will block the street and pull you from your car, then when you hit them you will be charged not them. Best thing to do is keep them in the city and keep them out of the burbs and rural areas. Let the city officials be their next victims.

Anonymous said...

^^OK Maude. You're being a bit too dramatic. Chicken-shit bastard. Look, you don't go anywhere cause you're a baby who's scared of your own shadow. The rest us, the vast majority by the way, aren't scared shut-ins. You do Maude. We'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

But Chimpy! You never leave the zoo! Lol.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I was a server on the plaza. Even before the pandemic, there was a 50/50 chance that the diner wouldn't pay. I'd serve another table and turn around and the guests would just be gone. And when we started asking for security up front, they screamed racism. It just so happened that most of the guests who did it were black, but that's not racism - it's the truth.

Anonymous said...

Word

Anonymous said...

Real cute pretending to be Byron. Libel, reputational damage, online harassment and stalking.

You do know that you can be unmasked because your IP address is logged at the servers? All Byron has to do is hire an atty and subpoena the records. Then your publicly ID'd, sued, and your employer fires you.

You don't have to play nice, but at least don't play stupid, stupid.

Anonymous said...

And the biggest fucktard is you. Surprised you snuck out of Mommy’s basement to riot. Since your such a tough guy and you want to call everyone names on the post, tell us yours,
POS. If I’m in the area, which I never
plan on being, I’ll try to run as many of you little waste of flesh cunts over as I can. Would be hilarious to see a bunch of gutless wonders
like you running back home to your basement.

Unknown said...

The only way you’ll get people to ever return is by shooting these “protestors” when they gather. Brutalize them and make it ugly. Most of them have no staying power. isolate and pummel those there. Make it a place where most of us can watch them being punished.

Anonymous said...

^^Wow. Tough talking keyboard warrior. You fit right in with the rest of the geriatric chicken-shits on this blog. You're here, you failed.

Anonymous said...

9:20, a few problems with your analysis. Byron does not have the money to hire an attorney, and it is not likely that a decent attorney would take the case on contingency, not knowing who the defendant is and whether he could pay a judgment, and in view of the great amount of work that would be required. The IP address can tell which server the message came from, but not the user; that would require a lot of expensive discovery, which is another reason why no lawyer would take the case. The potential grounds for lawsuit you listed are not likely to prevail, especially reputation damage, which will not fly unless the person suing had a good reputation in the first place.

That said, I do wish that Tony would do a better job cleaning up the comments.

Anonymous said...

8:34 that's their MO.

Destroy everything of value and blame Americans for the losses.

Only thing Dems have built are slave auction blocks.

Byron Funkhouser said...

9:20 OK, Comment Karen.

Anonymous said...

Publisher vs platform - section 230

Will hit this place so fucking hard. He does "clean up"some but then leaves some of the vilest and illegal content. By picking and choosing, different sections of the code are relevant.

Comment Karen Whines Again said...

10:05 No it won't. This is a tiny blog in cowtown. You think anyone cares? Are you going to tell, Karen? Do you think the comments here are meant to inform? They are entertainment. The Byrons are hilarious. The guy who calls everyone a CHUD is hilarious. The guy who calls everyone he disagrees with a "boomer" is hilarious. The "chimpy" thing I don't get, but he is a riot. The "Weird" guy his funny as hell. All of the Name/URL people are hilarious. The guy who makes up acronyms with MLK and BLM is hilarious. It's entertainment. But, since you are apparently some sort of super lawyer, report this blog to the FCC or BLM or the FBI, Karen.

Anonymous said...

The last day of July must be "Take Everything Seriously Day." Lighten up folks. The topic is serious; the comments are a mix. Enjoy them, but don't let them rattle you.

Anonymous said...

As an independent, I voted for Obama in hopes that he would get the economy humming along. Instead, he talked about how manufactuering would never come back to America and seemed more interested in grooming his face than helping the country. I'm glad I voted for Trump over Hildebeast because that man got the economy blazing more than nearly any president in history. He brought unemployment to record lows or close to record lows for blacks, Hispanics, women and many others. Not only that, but he doesn't believe in raising taxes on all of us like the Dems want to do to fund illegal immigrant healthcare and a lot of other crap we don't need.

Anonymous said...

Violent protests always help draw in shoppers to an area. Photos of the burning vehicles and smashed windows need to be in the next Plaza Shopping brochure. Please send your photos to the Plaza Marketing Department today so they can include them in the brochure and the website.

Anonymous said...

Problem with concealed carry is that you stay away from districts where you need to have it. So Plaza, Power & Light, and Jazz District are checked off. Going with your own mob is possible. I actually am safer as a white guy on Troost Max bus after 8 PM.

Grip Madlock said...

Byron's broke ass can't afford a lawyer and Byron has stalked way more people

Anonymous said...

Motherfucker; why no crutons on my salad ! I'm the Vice-President, or was, maybe I don't know.

Sleepy Joe Biden

Anonymous said...

The mature people of this city are also getting tired of being preached at by television and radio about our perceived racism. Act correctly and we do not care what color you are. Getting reminded over and over about a bunch of non behaving BLM supporting racist is getting old and I for one am becoming a raciest because of it. Go breath your shirt wearing BS BLM crap somewhere else. The silent majority is sick of it.

Retro ROCKER said...

The Lee's Summit Shopping and Dining Businesses are doing well. Eastern Jackson County Shoppers will not make the trip to the Plaza. They say Been there Done that TO much Drama. If you are a Business there are many fast growing towns and Cities in Missouri. Where you will have a chance to be Successful.

Retro ROCKER said...

That was a Public Service Announcement

Anonymous said...

^^and yet the Plaza will be fine, and Summit Fare in Lee's Summit is broke and no stores. Weird.

Retro ROCKER said...

I did not say anything about Summit Fair. Downtown Lee's Summit is Having a good run. Weird you must live a Boring life. Go to Different places Outside of Kansas City. I talked to Business people every day .That is why I have the Pulse of what is going on .THE Plaza will not be O.K.LOOK AT THERE FINANCES. I AM

Never Slo Joe said...

12:23 Wins. Perfect post. As a young man, I worked with black folks from time to time, and enjoyed their company as fellow workers. The "N" word was never uttered in my home as I grew up. It still "bothers" me, but the minority of the minority it accurately defines are indeed "n-----s". Some of you may recall Jesse Jackson's remarks about walking down a street at night and hearing footsteps behind him. Turning, he said he was relieved to see a white man going his way. I don't enjoy becoming a racist, but when one looks at Chicago's mayor and folks like Jesse Smollett, Al Sharpton and the like, I now admit to being one.

Anonymous said...

@12:52AM (Retroretard) Sorry dummy, you're not looking at anybody's finances, you don't have the pulse of anything either. Look at all of your posts! You write like a retarded third-grader! You're on here way too much in the middle of the day. No one, and I mean no one, takes you seriously with gibberish like that. Let me tell you what you really are: A mildly retarded adult who lives at home with his geriatric parents. You occasionally work as a janitor and you go about 275 lbs. Sound right retard? Don't answer tard, we already know.

Anonymous said...

Follow the money. Plaza has been sold 3 times in the last 15 years. With the asset hold time getting shorter and shorter. Now it's a hot potatoe no one wants to get stuck with...unless..
Unless the price drops and complete tear down makes sense.(cents)

Anonymous said...

^^ 8:41 .. Everyone is Maude, reply after reply. You are a chickenshit fuck. Nothing more. Why do you call everyone else names when you are the one lacking a spine or balls ? Weird

Anonymous said...

2:52,says the always Anonymous weird guy. Pot. Kettle. Black.

Anonymous said...

Oh,hypocrite Chimpy @3:06, you're always posting APE-nonymously. It's too obvious when your drivel mimics BLM=Butthead Loser Monkey drivel.

Anonymous said...

That’s all the guy ever did. Worst President ever who left behind a legacy of ineptitude. A lot of people voted on emotion and although many may not like Trump’s personality, the guy is doing a good job, takes no BS.

Anonymous said...

8:21 must be confused with the many black politicians who continue to destroy their own race. Dems have attracted every whack job in the country and have become associated with so many hate groups, over the years. They are
screwed and will be fun to watch them crying for the foreseeable future.

Anonymous said...

As spoken by a piece of shit living in parents basement still ducking his thumb and whining to Mommy on how things didn’t go his way.

Anonymous said...

As spoken by someone who has never been too far away from 20th and Troost

Anonymous said...

7:31 You are correct. I forgot about that. I grew up around there. Used to be a good neighborhood. Went to Sears, Woolworths, and Macy's all the time. I worked at the drugstore when I was in school
!

Anonymous said...

Plaza has a gator problem.

DramavilleKC said...

No, it is called avoidance due to what was seen down there during the riots. Not racism. There is no reason to go down there when you go somewhere closer and not have to possibly deal with any crap.

Now, shut the fuck up bitch.

Anonymous said...

The most beautiful sight is Kansas City in the rearview mirror!! Left years ago and don't miss the shithole in the least... Talk amoungest yourselves.