Politics is the art of the possible and a recent club shooting crisis has paved the way for a longtime money losing Kansas City entertainment district to ask city hall for
To wit and given legislation we covered FIRST back in June . . .
18TH & VINE SUPPORTERS USE 2ND 2020 MASS SHOOTING AT 9INE ULTRA LOUNGE TO SECURE MORE MONEY!!!
Here, we're paraphrasing a recent social media message that's earning widespread support via local East Side social media . . .
"We're quick to blame black-owned businesses when things go wrong . . . But KCMO does nothing to help prevent violence in OUR entertainment venues . . . 18th & Vine needs the same kind of protection that P&L District gets . . ."
A few references to Chadwick Boseman and BLM were edited out for the sake of brevity . . .
The newspaper is also helping advance this argument behind their paywall and without any context:
"The 18th and Vine entertainment district sits in the heart of the urban core. City Councilwoman Melissa Robinson said the neighborhood lacks the financial resources to pay for off-duty police and security officers, which can be found in abundance in other entertainment districts, including Westport and the Power & Light District."
Now, in terms of helping 18th & Vine and resources allocated to the jazz hotspot . . .
Let's not forget:
The 18th & Vine Jazz District has garnered over 100 MILLION BUCKS worth of KCMO taxpayer investment since the 1990s. Still, the district has yet to develop a profit model or curb rampant violence near venues after hours.
Nevertheless, concern about urban club violence escalating has renewed an effort to grant 18th & Vine SEVEN MILLION BUCKS to provide more security for patrons, build infrastructure and, essentially, profit from 21 people shot in 2020 at another embattled KCMO club.
Check the links:
KSHB: KCMO mounts case against 9ine Ultra Lounge after latest shooting
Fox4: KC could shut down 9ine Ultra Lounge after second shooting, but owner says it wasn’t his fault
Developing . . .