Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Internets & COVID Killing Kansas City Retail

Another newspaper report confirms our TKC FIRST News but excludes the hardship that riots caused the Country Club Plaza.

Here's the money line:

"Nordstrom has pushed its Plaza store opening back to fall 2022, citing the impact of the pandemic. Several chain stores have closed their Plaza locations since March — Sur La Table, Mac cosmetics, Sperry Top-sider — along with local tenants such as Parkway Social Kitchen and T. Loft. That’s left the Plaza with more than two dozen dark storefronts.

"Still, Oak Park Mall isn’t faring much better with more than a dozen empty spaces."

Read more:

Kansas City malls were struggling before the pandemic. Now dozens of stores are closed

Just two years ago, the Country Club Plaza seemed poised for a bright future under new owners. Kansas City's iconic outdoor shopping center enticed Nordstrom to leave rival Oak Park Mall and open a new store anchoring the Plaza's west side in 2021. They also signed New York-based cult favorite Shake Shack for a prominent corner.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Democrats.

Go get your hair done and work out at Government gyms while we all die on the vine so you can take power.

Anonymous said...

Oak Park Mall became the Section 8 "Disneyland" hangout place several years ago. The free air conditioning and fancy carousel were too alluring.

Bandit said...

I told you so! Those buying habits won't change back quickly if at all.

Anonymous said...

Protesters and Flash Mobs killed the Plaza.

Mayor should relocate the Jazz District and Nine Ultra to the Plaza.

Cheesecake Factory can be repurposed to hand out free government cheese.

Couple of funeral homes to take in the nightly homicide victims.

Anonymous said...

The Star actually believed that horseshit about Nordstroms moving?
What's their favorite book, "Gullible's Travels"?
That was just a ruse to avoid a rent increase by Oak Park Mall, clowns.

Nordstroms Management is too busy looting the last scraps from the Company before declaring bankruptcy and becoming just another victim of the "Retail Apocalypse".

Anonymous said...

Hey Bandit - is it true that your Uncle Vlad's favorite three movies are
#1 "Smokey And The Bandit"
#2 "Smokey And The Bandit 2", and
#3 "Stroker Ace"?

Anonymous said...

8:14 You don’t have to be a “bandit” to know and love those movies! Only a fag wouldn’t like them hell, I bet you’d suck Burt Reynolds in a New York second! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

8:14 prefers his uncle vlads dick over his own daddy so....

Anonymous said...


NO Quinton Lucas is killing Kansas City retail. If he was any kind of business man and had any business sense he would help the businesses but he's too stupid to do that.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Lucas is in direct communication with the Aztec Sun God who controls the spread of the Corona virus and can determine exactly what business' need to stay closed.

WE must ALL WEAR OUR MASKS, of the Aztec Sun God will reign down hell upon we little people who can't get our hair done or go to special places where Democrats go, like government gyms. We must all bend the knee to the all wise and all knowing Mayor who can see the future.

Big Box Stores are safe, but NOT voting booths!!!!

We will all soon be sending our ballots directly to city hall to let the honest politicians in the Democrat party determine which votes will count just like we let the Democrat politicians determine which stores can stay open and which small business' are forced out of business by way of local diktat and the brute innate power of the Imperium.

Approach the mayor's throne with your head bent low plebe! Crawl on your knees and beg the mayor for permission to open your miserable little store and try to feed your family you ant, you bug, you fool!

YOU FORGOT YOUR MASK!!!!! GO BACK OUT TO THE CAR YOU CAN NO LONGER AFFORD AND GET THE SLAVE MASK YOU MISERABLE WRETCH!!!

Anonymous said...

BREAKING!!!!!

Plaza Lighting Ceremony CANCELLED!

Mayor Doofus Lucas and fake-Dr. Archer's cancel culture hard at work, folks!

Anonymous said...

Regardless of the "woke" and BLM bullshit, folks are finding it so convenient to order most of what they need (or want) on-line. As much as I dislike Bezo's lib politics, he's constructed an amazing vehicle for ordering and delivering goods. Why dress, get in the car and shop numerous stores when Amazon presents an amazing selection of choices for most items? The retail model is rapidly changing, particularly when thugs are roaming the streets. Their choices of looting and shoplifting will continue to narrow, and most are to dumb to order on-line. Particularly when they have to PAY!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The death of the Plaza is way overblown. Sales aren't completely back to pre-pandemic levels, but this last Saturday was excellent and August was down about 10% from 2019, and store hours are limited.

Anonymous said...

Your fixation is humorous, and does a good job of demonstrating the silliness of Democrat Russia hysteria. Well done!

Anonymous said...

tough times coming, regardless of election.

Anonymous said...

All Russia trolls study Cannonball run with Cyrillic subtitle to make useful conversation with Trumpkins.

Anonymous said...

Sure. Sure, yes, that makes perfect sense. Have you been taking your medications? That usually helps when you're seeing the Russians and the Trumpkins that you talk about.

Bandit said...

Boris and Natasha are everywhere! MUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Anonymous said...

^^Russian spam.

Anonymous said...

jesus christ...if this was anything other than some demented power grab by globalists they would not have tried to ban effective treatments, put the sick in nursing homes, manufactured death stats by claiming all deaths with covid were caused by covid when they most certainly were not, and engaged in a massive propaganda fear campaign.

The globalist are making money hand over fist - record profits will keep this going as long as you let it.

Bandit said...

Fauci wants to cash in on the vaccine.

Anonymous said...

^^You just want to spam.

Anonymous said...

Most of the stores supported BLM and the Dems so they get what they asked for.

Anonymous said...

Spoken like a true child of Hollywood.

Anonymous said...

They don't get it. It's all Left v Right in their brains.

Their enemies are cartoon cutouts. Criminal blacks, commies, racists rednecks, and so on.

Easy pickings.

Anonymous said...

Trumpkin Bandit write with Russian keyboard. I see this with my own too eyes.

Anonymous said...

i just took a nap and in the dream a baby hardly managing to stand with shit all over its feet told me to "sit the hell down". Suppose that was you or bandit?

Retro ROCKER said...

The Sleepy JOE sleep number bed. Comes with an android phone with a Direct link to China .WHERE IS HUNTER .

Anonymous said...

That explains why there was a pissed off blonde lady in the dream staring at me.

Anonymous said...

this all occurred in a store/mall.

Anonymous said...

The Plaza is no more. I'll be surprised if they have a lighting ceremony. I predict it will become the new black entertainment district and shooting gallery.

Anonymous said...

Plaza is toast. Lucas, being the limp leader he is, killed it. Too many safe options out there to spend time watching your back in what used to be a once beautiful area.