Saturday, July 18, 2020

TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! INSIDER: MORE CLOSINGS AHEAD AS PLAZA DEVASTATED BY KANSAS CITY RIOTS!!!



Quick preview for the week ahead as the ongoing pandemic and continued protest make it harder to conduct biz as usual in Kansas City.

After nearly more than half a dozen businesses have closed on the Country Club Plaza since the start of the year . . . The pandemic Summer slow down and a harsh election season has more shops ready to close. Very soon, a major retailer will announce a stunning construction reversal that threatens to leave an EPIC empty space in this town's oldest entertainment district.

However, we can't blame this all on social justice protest, riots and conflict with police. Retail is dead and the generic fare now found on the Plaza is easily duplicated in the burbs. Still, that doesn't make the loss of JOBS any more welcomed.

And so, tonight our playlist is dedicated to this old school stomping ground that has endured violence, monument rename politics and the unwanted challenge of serving as the city's battle ground for social justice.




As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plaza's goose was cooked LONG before the protests.

Anonymous said...

Manny Johnson ;

The color of one’s skin is no bar to a young man or woman dreaming of making a better world. Like other Negroes, I experienced and saw many injustices and inequities around me based upon color, not ability. I was told that “the decadent capitalist system is responsible,” that “mass pressure” could force concessions but “that just prolongs the life of capitalism”; that I must unite and work with all those who more or less agree that capitalism must go.

Little did I realize until I was deeply enmeshed in the Red Conspiracy, that just and seeming grievances are exploited to transform idealism into a cold and ruthless weapon against the capitalist system—that this is the end toward which all the communist efforts among Negroes are directed.

Indeed, I had entered the red conspiracy in the vain belief that it was the way to a “new, better and superior” world system of society. Ten years later, thoroughly disillusioned, I abandoned communism. The experiences of those years in “outer darkness” are like a horrible nightmare. I saw communism in all its naked cruelty, ruthlessness and utter contempt of Christian attributes and passions. And, too, I saw the low value placed upon human life, the total lack of respect for the dignity of man, the betrayal of trust, the terror of the Secret Police and the bloody hand of the assassin, during and since, those fateful years when I embraced communism.

Anonymous said...

Great music pick Tony. The Plaza is doomed. KC leaders read the instruction book for "how to become Detroit" What these geniuses fail to understand is, that once this kind of decline sets in you don't ever get it back. Nordstroms would be insane to not pull out of the Plaza. There will be even more now. I know of one restaurant down there considering shutting the doors. A real Mayor, a real leader that really understands how the world really works would not have allowed this disgrace to happen. KC now cares more about the lowest element in town and not the ones who pay the bills, build businesses and make the city run.

Anonymous said...

Remove the Nichols fountain and put it in the new airport or in a museum

Anonymous said...

^^ So moving it changes what ? are you fucking retarded ?

Anonymous said...

Nordstroms will pull out, and the plaza will be left with an abandoned construction site and a vacated street that will be eventually filled with cheaply constructed and overpriced apartments whose only asthetic value will be "modern shabby chic".

You can't blame the protests / riots for most of the current situation, a management company better suited to managing indoor malls and a few YEARS of allowing "urban" youths to make it uninhabitable after dark bear a majority of the responsibility. The protests were just the final nail in the coffin.

Anonymous said...

Even if your white people will mistreat you. If your ugly, old, poor, short and fat then your treated like rubbish even if white. Even in the corporate offices, 98% of all CEO's are over 6'3" tall. Malcom Gladwell wrote an interesting book on how superficial people are and how they trust appearances more than anything else. Its not how well you do a job, its what you look like. White are mistreated by whites.

Anonymous said...

KCMO is done, stick a fork in it.

Amazon and all the big corps and international bankers are doing great though.

Stupid fuckin useful idiots think they are protesting for the ppl but can't understand why the large corps, globalists and international bankers support them.

Xi says thanks blm and antifa.

Anonymous said...

"It's not how well you do a job,it's what you look like. Whites are mistreated by whites."

It really depends on how much one thinks they got burned with their college education and the subsequent kicking down the ladder afterwards and start here mantra. Now work your way up. I'm just talking whites here.

Anonymous said...

Where are all of the idiots telling us that the Plaza will be fine?

Anonymous said...

Thanks mayor mckneely, you have finished what sLIE started, you destroyed this once beautiful city.

Anonymous said...

The “red guard Austin” was here during some of the rioting, these are serious people that come armed and prepared. Communism is what they want. They’ve been using patreon and Facebook to collect money and they’ve been allowed to use these platforms without any interference.

Anonymous said...

Notice that all the people doing really well are extreme liberals. Well, besides China selling us facemasks. Still arriving via Amazon. Keep up the good work , left rules even in a Pandemic. Like a vulture eating on dead mice.

Anonymous said...


Can't blame this on riots????? Yes you can, because that is what sent the Plaza over the edge. Started with the flash diaper brats years ago when the police were told you can't touch blacks and they were left to rule the city. Jealous little brats who won't work but yet want everything.

Citizen said...

Communists murder people.

Anonymous said...

Avoiding the Plaza is a no brainer, sadly, it’s done. And with brick and mortar retail suffering, Nordstrom would be better off to save money and stay where it is at Oak Park. But if they’re hell bent to move, they need to follow the money to Town Center or Prairiefire.

Anonymous said...

Does Stacy Shaw have a comment on this?

Anonymous said...

we love winstead's.

Anonymous said...

The Landing.

Anonymous said...

It's not just the Plaza. Every retail area will be challenged to survive.

Anonymous said...

831, it's beyond retail, too.

with the atmosphere of chaos and lawlessness, fewer people will be going to cultural events and museums.

for example, seniors who used to go to cultural venues downtown or on main street are going to be hesitant. small theaters, small art spaces, interesting restaurants, and so on may see their audiences cut.

Anonymous said...

I'm certain she does, but will be all about her.

Anonymous said...

people in general don't yet realize how cataclysmic these things are in combination.

human nature is to be in denial and assume that the status quo returns.

it won't. things have changed.

want a concrete sign? houses in JoCo are selling like hotcakes, now including in the upper brackets. yes, some 1%-ers are bailing on KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Plaza merchants issued a press release in support of the rioters. They are getting what they supported. Next on the list to fall oak park mall.

Anonymous said...

The fear of running into a blocked street or a black Karen will keep most people with money to spend close to home in the suburbs. Mayor Lick Ass gets what he wants, a Socialist Paradise.

Anonymous said...

CHINA,DEMOCRATS AND LIBERAL ELITES WILL END THIS COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

Adios USA!

Anonymous said...

The pattern in Kansas City, perhaps amplified, is what's going on nationwide.

New Yorkers are packing for the suburbs in droves.

The trendy, upscale residential areas of KCMO may be the most vulnerable.

Anonymous said...

some people don't want to ride a streetcar through a war zone to get where they're going.

Anonymous said...

Nordstrom's?

It might be toast anyway.

Nobody wants expensive clothes and stuff now that they've seen how easy it is to get along with less.

Anonymous said...

Prediction: the Plaza becomes a food court for high-rise offices.

Anonymous said...

Brooks Brothers is bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

Nordstrom's is trying to find a buyer so it doesn't have to declare bankruptcy - AND they never had any intentions of leaving Oak Park, it was just a lease dispute.

When it gets to the bottom line, we're going to find out that, once again, the Legal Department at City Hall didn't sign in the right document in the right place, and there is no recourse to recover the taxpayer's dollars!

Anonymous said...

The "Flash Mobs" started the decline of the Plaza with violence and mayhem and the violent protests, looting and rioting put the final fork in it.

The Plaza was unique with its open air, upscale restaurants and shops that one could not find in the suburbs. It was a Friday and Saturday night destination for dating couples.

Shoppers went there just to view the beauty of the architecture.

The Plaza was intentionally ruined by a certain destructive segment of society who have no respect for property, businesses and their fellow Kansas Citians.

In the end, it might be for the best that JC Nichols name was removed from a shopping district with a future of pawn shops, liquor stores, Dollar Tree with bars on the windows and prostitution.

Thank you Mayor Lucas for leading your merry band of protestors to destroy the Plaza and spread corona virus across the metro. Job well done.

Anonymous said...

With companies recognizing their employees are productive working at home remote, there will be no new high rise office buildings as there is not a need for companies to invest in brick and mortar.

Look at Cerner; their employees will be working remote until Jan 1.

Sprint is toast so there are acres of cheap office space at their headquarters.

Downtown KC is doomed as a result of a Marxist being elected Mayor. Another Detroit.

Anonymous said...

People are not going to want to work in downtown KC without strong police protection.

However, KCPD is not allowed to arrest criminals and thugs anymore under Mayor Lucas.

Anonymous said...

And yet the Plaza is fine and it’s you geezers who are dying. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, it's hard to pinpoint any specific blame when there were multiple factors: COVID, online retail, recession, crime, mobbing, protests, looting. Add to that: newer suburban malls with anchor tenants, suburban flight from earnings tax & subpar kc public schools. It goes way deeper. Stick with me ...

Still, it is sad to see what looks like a viable and historical area with parks, fountains, walkays, greenspace, and boulevards start to go through a rough patch. They'll be asking for money.

Teen mobs were the big turnoff for weekend shoppers and diners because of the very personal fears of being racially targetted for assault. It's a thing for whites too - just an occasional geographic concern and not as routine, pervasive, random, or dangerous by any stretch.

What was it... millions in CID breaks the city gave for the wealthy white owners of the "blighted" plaza Intercontinental hotel? And the the Shields backed proposal for an 80 million dollar Plaza hotel complex? I think the days of developer bonds and subsidies should face real scrutiny after the airport fiasco.

There's too much debt service and not enough tax base. Do voters even care? How the city will adapt financially is a whole other issue. One big house of cards unless the economy spikes or helicopter money arrives. Doubling your bets when your down never works out, unless you're the Council and Joe Taxpayer gets the lien. Moral hazard.

At some point one could hope that taxpayers are gonna wake up and ask: if the DC swamp can print money at will for banks and corporate payroll protection, why is my hard-earned dollar leaving my pocket and going to DC?

Why is my congessperson always smiling? What is that big sucking sound in KC, Detroit, Chicago, STL? That sound is money leaving your community and disappearing in the event horizon of the black hole called the swamp. Pfffft. Not gonna be fixed. Read on.

Back to KC: Now opponents need only dredge up past TIF and CID giveaways and maybe voters will get a clue they're getting fleeced. Maybemuch council members will start get some real flack about how tax money goes to debt payment and interest? Money that could recirculate in the community through jobs corps, etc.

Maybe it's time for KC's diverse bloggers to name and shame past Mayors and Council scofflaws, black and white, that took money from the poor and middle class and got us in this fix while wealthy developers lined their pockets and dropped a few thousand bucks in the right campaign coffers.

Is this not how local racism and predatory capitalism work hand in hand against the interests of the poor and middle class? They take your money and promise offsetting tax revenues and jobs. How has that worked out? Do the books balance? If not, who profited when the taxpayers lost?

JC Nichols might have physically separated the races, but there are financial ways too and they have bankrupted the city and mich of the middle class. You gotta have visuals before people understand. Names. Faces. $ amounts. Campaign contributors. Follow the money. Maybe we need outside audits of the bid process too.

Time to invest our community money back into our neighborhoods. Why float deep-pocket hi-rise developers living six-figure paycheck to six-figure paycheck on city funds while joe sixpack needs hernia surgery and is wondering why he has a $5k deductible on his $1000/month health insurance plan. If he's got health insurance. Or a job.

That means supporting small donation candidates. You might not like their race or politics, but they are better for you than what you got. The thing is, your party-branded politics is designed by big donors to program your brain to not think about policy. Coke or Pepsi?

So, what will become of the Plaza? Mostly office, more mixed use, less retail? It is a flaspoint and microcosm of what we, our city and country are all going thru, fallout from a leveraged bet on a future that never materialized.

Anonymous said...

I heard last week Nordstrom is pulling out.

Anonymous said...

Oh Chimpy. Thanks for the view from the zoo!

Anonymous said...

^^^and yet they’re not and you’re talking out of your ass as usual. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Negroes will have their own shooting gallery of blight. Keep it up !! Maybe a cricket cell and KFC will go in.

Anonymous said...

^^^and you’ll be dead soon so.,,,

Unknown said...

It’s not the mayors fault dumbass

Unknown said...

You are stupid anyway

Unknown said...

I don’t understand why they ever got the stupid idea they need to move

Anonymous said...

Love thy neighbor. That is all.

Anonymous said...

The Plaza will outlive you dying Boomers.

Unknown said...

Jesus was a negro

Unknown said...

You will pay for your sins and burn in hell forever.

Unknown said...

Good point

Unknown said...

Dont just blame others. Help thy neighbor.

Unknown said...

You hit the nail on the head

Unknown said...

Lead and guide our youth.

Unknown said...

Everything will be fine.

Unknown said...

This is true.

Unknown said...

Everything changes with time.

DramavilleKC said...

Did you go down there? Did you see the graffiti and boarded up windows?

I drove down there last week, it still looks like a shithole.

How about the looting we now have only recently heard about that occurred down there?

I do blame this on the Mayor. He has not been transparent at all.

DramavilleKC said...

Okay, and we wuz Kangz's too? Commies, Antifa, domestic terrorists etc. I consider vermin that should be retroactively aborted.

Anonymous said...

Ding! Ding! There it is! The lame, worn-out Boomer smack-down. Yawn. Can you put little bit more effort in coming up with the goofy insult? Be creative, Kyle.

Proud of Osage said...

And you all remember what killed Bannister Mall dont ya? Same for the Plaza.

Anonymous said...

@2:53-I don’t know Maude, can you put a little more effort in your lame worn-out “the Plaza is dying routine? “ Yawn. Be creative. OK Boomer?

Anonymous said...

Why? He is the only politician that gives a shit about the people of KC. You sound very ignorant looking to blame someone for your own inadequacy, wake up and help the cause.

Unknown said...

The mayor is Mayor Lucas, who is doing an incredible job!

Unknown said...

Yes!!!

Unknown said...

There are no black “Karens.”

Unknown said...

Not accurate. Educate yourself please.

Unknown said...

Yes they are absolutely hand open brats

Unknown said...

Well said

Unknown said...

No Jesus is a Jew

Anonymous said...

Lol. Most of these moronic comments are painful read. I’m just here to trigger you snowflakes! It’s child play! Simmer down fella, sit down in front of your little PlayStation and have another Monster Energy drink.

Unknown said...

Mayor Lucas is just using KC as the step stone to Replace Frank White Jr as county executive and the on to Emanuel Cleavers congressional post. Have any doubts? Interesting how Quinton made decisions as directed under the table with Frank White Jr to give the appearance that he is already the heir apparent. Jackson County and KC politics haven’t changed since the Pendergast Era. All Graft, Corruption and Capitalize off the bad situations in the country including never letting a disaster go to waste. Grab all that power from the real people. Quinton Lucas is too slick to stay where he’s at, big money and power swinging behind him. None of his bad decisions and will follow him his rep will be made squeaky clean with a smile. Sly tried warning us.

Unknown said...

Detroit.....pffft, those who speak ill of the Motor City have not visited in the last 10 years! Amazing resurgence as the youth of the city is staying instead of fleeing, in fact many are moving there to be part of the change. My youngest son has been there for 9 years We visit once a year for a week and see the changes with our own eyes.

Anitfa does not exist, however Nazis, Proud and Boogaloo boys do, very fine people......SMH

Unknown said...

Truth

Unknown said...

Seems every democratic mayor makes wrong decisions. So, with BLM protesting their way of live. Yet, their still slaves. Slavery is a choice one makes. To live free from oppression. Yet, your still a slave to sin. Sin has enslaved you. Sin controls you and has its way with you. But, what Jesus did once the cross frees you from sin and slavery. He who is free is free indeed

Unknown said...

Daaaaaammmmnnn. Smh....

Anonymous said...

All the people doing really well are extreme liberals at? Statistics on income tell a much different story.

Anonymous said...

Yes,white people stealing and the African Americans getting blamed for it. No one would look twice at white girls in designer clothing. You probably wonder why I say this?????? I'm a white American and no one has looked twice at me.

Anonymous said...

Agree. Well said. Drove up there to see the carnage last weekend and many boarded up windows. Looked like a S-hole. Used to be the crown jewel of KC. Sad to see what it has become. Good choices for shopping and dining in Johnson County and police don’t put up with the BS that goes on in KC.

The Ayatollah said...

So glad I live in JOCO and not Kongo City, MO.
Jackson County is full of: pot holes, shit holes, bullet holes, and smelly holes. What a dump..

The Ayatollah said...

Nordstrom would be stupid to open in the Plaza. They will turn into a day care for black teenagers running around like a bunch of little animals.

Unknown said...

Why doesn't everyone get together and contribute to fixing the problem instead of bitching about it?

Unknown said...

Jesus wasn't white. Period. He lived in the fucking desert. Color has nothing to do with morality. Oppressed black people, righteously standing up for THEIR SAFETY AND LIVES, aren't immoral, they just don't give a fuck about the rich because the rich DON'T GIVE a fuck about them. Maybe if they'd been empowered to be able to afford things in those stores they wouldn't be destroying them. But you privileged, never missed a meal mother fuckers don't understand what the fuck I'm even saying, I'm sure, because you've never missed a meal, much less do you regularly go hungry for multiple days in a row. In my opinion the plaza is a disgusting display of greed and white privilege. I'm white as the day is long and if I lived like many black people I know, hitting walls where there should be opportunity, all through life, I'd be pissed too. We asked for this. They've been suffering while we go on sunny vacations. If you've ever done outreach in the hood then you can comment on this otherwise your opinion is dust in the wind. You're all typical selfish greedy white folks pissed to have your privileges destroyed, guess your staying too understand what Black's go through, this is good for all of you whites. The Piper must be paid now. Enjoy the show fuckers. Lol hahaha I love that you have them, it makes it all so funny to watch you finally suffer a pinch of what they've suffered. Keep bitching you privileged little white angel cake soft mother fuckers. There's stopped don't matter, people matter. But you don't care about the people just your own comfort. Now you can't be comfortable, guess you should have given a fuck. Lol I'll keep deeply enjoying the fall of the rich and the frustration of all of you while always looked the other way. I'll also deeply enjoy any responses to this because just to know I pissed off a privileged, racist, unconcerned about Black's, white person well...lol...it is like a day at the fucking carnival for me!!! Lol!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jesus wasn't white. Period. He lived in the fucking desert. Color has nothing to do with morality. Oppressed black people, righteously standing up for THEIR SAFETY AND LIVES, aren't immoral, they just don't give a fuck about the rich because the rich DON'T GIVE a fuck about them. Maybe if they'd been empowered to be able to afford things in those stores they wouldn't be destroying them. But you privileged, never missed a meal mother fuckers don't understand what the fuck I'm even saying, I'm sure, because you've never missed a meal, much less do you regularly go hungry for multiple days in a row. The plaza has long been a disgusting display of greed and white privilege. I'm white as the day is long and if I lived like many black people I know, hitting walls where there should be opportunity, all through life, I'd be pissed too. We asked for this. They've been suffering while we go on sunny vacations. If you've ever done outreach in the hood then you can comment on this respectably, otherwise your opinion is dust in the wind. You're all typical selfish greedy white folks pissed to have your privileges destroyed, guess your starting to understand what blacks go through, this is good for all of you whites. The Piper must be paid now. Enjoy the show racists and passivists. Lol hahaha I love that you hate them, it makes it all so funny to watch you finally suffer a pinch of what they've suffered. Keep bitching you privileged little white angel cake soft mother fuckers. People like me, and all the blacks, love to watch you suffer. The stores don't matter, people matter. But you don't care about the people just your own comfort. Now you can't be comfortable, guess you should have given a fuck. Lol I'll keep deeply enjoying the fall of the rich and the frustration of all of you who always looked the other way. I'll also deeply enjoy any responses to this because just to know I pissed off a privileged, racist, unconcerned about Black's, white person well...lol...it is like a day at the fucking carnival for me!!! Lol!!!! I can say these things to you because I'm ONE OF YOU. I was raised in privilege, and because I'm off sound mind I recognized that and that others weren't privileged. You just ran with it like robots. You're bots. Now go feed a black family, oooh I'm sorry I mean go take a nice walk in the park, oh wait they're angry, hungry black people there, oh dear. Lol...I love this too much. I help people and love people and I'm not the least bit scared to go to the plaza because I can talk to them because I love them and they see that. But they might just fuck you up. As well they should.

Unknown said...

Black teenagers you never have a fuck about. Lol... Your the animal. Lol dumb ass.

Unknown said...

Niggers will be niggers