Friday, October 16, 2020

Kansas City Country Club Plaza Helzberg Shutting Down After 72 Years

This jewelry shop has been part of the local economy for generations and now the pandemic and a Summer of rioting has finally chased it away . .  

Sadly, there are a few who defend plaza riots over police brutality and blame the pandemic for more than 2 dozen shops closed what was once this town's greatest shopping district . . . Unfortunately, that argument is debunked by the fact that the Helzberg Leawood location is still going strong.

Make no mistake . . . 

Kansas City's Country Club Plaza is nearly dead.

And TKC is being an optimist here . . . Now that retail has "evolved" there are more skeptical pundits who don't hold out any hope for the district. 

Accordingly, a lesser blog reported this morning that North Kansas City-based Helzberg Diamonds is closing its longtime Country Club Plaza that has been on a prominent Plaza corner since 1948.

Check-it . . .

"In a statement, Helzberg’s chief store operations and real estate officer, Mitch Maggart, said: “Our strategic decision not to renew some store lease agreements, which includes the Plaza location, was difficult but necessary to help us shift resources to focus on accelerating flexible ways for our customers to shop. ... We continue to provide more ways for our customers to shop their way, whether that’s online or safely in our stores."

Developing . . .

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is racial discrimination. The ghetto hood rats need somewhere to steal jewelry. We can’t have a jewelry desert.

Anonymous said...

That storefront will make a beautiful payday loan or weave shop.

Anonymous said...

8 months of of Trump's pandemic that Vietnam and China beat down long ago. 8 days of police riots before the mayor told them it's bad optics. Sure Tony. Or could you be just another liar? Whatever, nodody needs diamonds anyway, they're just a way to suck money from the local economy into billionaire's pockets.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Dumbass at 7:49 wants to give China a pass on infecting the entire world with a deadly virus and then pretend that the numbers coming out of China are accurate.

Progressive whackos of course want a one party America, where we all bend the knee to the Fascist, totalitarian Government that will provide for us all, just like Venezuela.

Maybe 7:49 can wipe her ass with those hopes and dreams, cause there will be no toilet paper on the shelves, or food, or gas, or anything other than daily assurances from her thought leaders, that things are going to get better.

Anonymous said...

Remember the Democrat troll who pretends to be a millennial but is really a Democrat Boomer telling us the Plaza was fine and not impacted by the riots.

Another example where the Democrat troll is wrong as always.

Same old guy calling other old guys geriatric, Matlock etc.

Anonymous said...

Blacks ruin everything.

Jim said...

Warren Buffett’s daughter is a big BLM supporter. She ran Daddy’s jewelry store off the Plaza. How proud Warren must be.

chuck said...

Make absolutely no mistake about it.

There is a categorical, straight line reference from our local Democrat politicians allowing, for years now, "teens" to terrorize, intimidate and assault Plaza customers and the demise of this once Kansas City "Crown Jewel".

The pretense that Amazon and the internet killed off all of those restaurants and retail locations is preposterous. For generations going back 100 years, Kansas City loved to go to the Plaza for not just the shopping, but to gather during holidays - enjoy great food, meet friends and of course shop at locally owned business' for products that had regional cachet.

The Plaza, is Bannister Mall, writ large and isn't the "Canary in the coal mine", it is the death knell of this city as it transforms further into just another Democrat city, run by ineffectual, incompetent, grifters whose ascendance to power was facilitated not by moxie, but by melanin.

Journalism here in this city - the Kansas City Star, the local affiliates and the lion's share of peripheral publications and blogs, are Progressive and they stood by and approved, as the Rule Of Law was subverted in a psychotically self defeating effort to elevate chaos and an oh so Comme il faut adherence to "Freedom Incorporated" type initiatives that consistently denied moral agency to favored groups of black law breakers.

It turns out, that that is not so "Kool" after all.

Anonymous said...


Helzberg has been around as long as I've been alive. They are the last of the locally owned businesses on the Plaza back when JC Nichols had one of a kind local people in his shops. But I will have to say I'm glad they are closing up. When they let some racist scumbag not from our city (Patrick Mahomes) come into our city and be a spokes person for them after that same scumbag defended BLM they should close. After all it was BLM that broke into and looted their store. How stupid is that? Sad they turned on the city like that after KC has been good to them all these years.

Anonymous said...

So we can infer that on "Fox and Friends" this morning, chuck was told Democrats are to blame for pretty much all the nation's ills, and that needed to be regurgitated here.

Thanks for checking in chucklefuck! Go kick the dog and wait for Rush to come on.

Anonymous said...

This is really sad. But, on the bright side, STRIPPERS! Can't wait for a nice strip club, you know, a real classy joint, to take over amid all of that glitz and glamour. Oh sure, cover charges will be high at first, but sooner or later, about the time the toy train shuts down, sheeeeeeeit. That cover charge will drop like a hot chick on a stripper pole. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

9:04, continue to live in your geriatric denial. The only action you're getting is your sponge bath from your 60y/o home health aide. Grab your walker and go fix yourself some oatmeal.

Anonymous said...

8:59 = Hates the truth.

Anonymous said...

Too bad.
One less place to buy Blood Diamonds.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 8:59! Whew!!! For a moment there, we were all thinking that there were hoards of black teens on the Plaza and more recently black BLM thugs wrecking the place.

What a sigh of relief we are all breathing now that we know that probably it was white supremacists.

Anonymous said...

8:59 is probably TELLING the truth.

Anonymous said...

The Plaza is a shit hole.

Anonymous said...

Well it all fits in with chuck's rigorous schedule being the chief crackpot around town.

5 a.m. - 6 a.m. Fox and Friends. Maybe Donnie will call in! Sure hope so!

6 a.m. - 7 a.m. Visits all the right-wingnut websites he saw on Fox and Friends.

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Full of hate from what he's just read, vents on Tony's Kansas City with the help of his thesaurus.

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. - Two bowls of Froot Loops.

8:40 a.m. - 8:59 a.m. - Takes a smelly dump much to Martha's displeasure.

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Time for America's Newsroom on Fox News Channel!

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Trades insults with everybody on Tony's Kansas City who realizes he's a windbag.

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Rush Limbaugh is still alive? Let's listen. Martha makes him Ants on a Log.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Bill Hemmer, Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel, yeah.

4 p.m. 5 p.m. - Time for more internet reading!

5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Donald J. Trump Devotional.

6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner. STEAK AND LARD, A MAN'S MEAL. WASHED DOWN WITH JIM BEAM AND FINISHED WITH A PACK OF LARKS.

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Verbally abuse wife, ignore pleas of grown children, kick dog. Argue on Facebook.

8 p.m. - Turns to Fox News Channel, mastrubates to Sean Hannity, falls asleep. (Actually that's not true. The TV never needs to be "turned" to Fox News Channel. It's always set to it.)

Little man, you've had a busy day.

Anonymous said...

Blacks don’t need real jewelry anyway. They have been fine for years wearing fake cheap gold and diamonds.

Unknown said...

Shut up, commie. Go back to the gulag.

chuck said...

9:49 TOTAL BULLSHIT!!! I don't eat Fruit Loops and I am not on Facebook!!!


:)

chuck said...

Oh..., and I would never hurt a dog.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
8 months of of Trump's pandemic that Vietnam and China beat down long ago. 8 days of police riots before the mayor told them it's bad optics. Sure Tony. Or could you be just another liar? Whatever, nodody needs diamonds anyway, they're just a way to suck money from the local economy into billionaire's pockets."

WE SEE MORE DIAMOND BLING IN AFRICAN NOSES, EARS AND RINGS THAN ANYWHERE ELSE. THE NFL & NBL SPORT MORE SHINY EAR ROCKS THAN ANYONE, AND YEAH, THEY BE MILLIONAIRES.

Anonymous said...

Oh Goddamn, @9:49 just knocked chuck the fuck out!! Brutal beatdown chuck, just brutal. Maybe go home and sleep it off, you're all done on here for today. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Unemployed libtard,^^^^ get a job.

Anonymous said...

Overland Park and Leawood would be well advised to fund any operating loss of Helzberg's Plaza location. It's a loss-leader for safer operations out South.

Anonymous said...

Warren Buffet bought Helzbergs, and now his kids have been writing big BLM checks.

New twist to the anecdotes of how a second or third generation runs the family business into the ground.

Here they almost literally torpedoed it.

Anonymous said...

Let one in your neighborhood, your neighborhood is over. Let all the liberal excuse makers find work for all the displaced workers, another business for all those will now fail. Exit the excuses and lies. Weird

Anonymous said...

Here's the thing about Chinese numbers and the virus. Asians have pretty good genetics, even those living under the thumb of commies. 'Murica leads the advanced nations of the world in overall health, no ifs ands or butts. Obesity (me included) is rampant throughout the population, even little kids. The red chineze are likely exposed to far more pathogens on the daily due to the generally low standard o' livin' there. As such, they probably have pretty darn good immune systems which have a good chance against the bat cooties, regardless of age. So, while you can't count on the numbers coming out of China, they probably aren't completely cooking the books. This is reflected in the EU where our mortality rate (even as low as it is), is higher than theirs. Get healthy folks, I'm too lazy and busy to do so; and I like drinking alcohol too much. But for the rest of you, that's the best bet against bat cooties.

Anonymous said...

^^^... leads the advance world in poor health..." I meant to say.

Anonymous said...

In 5 years the Plaza will be Indian Springs and Bannister Mall.

Anonymous said...

Did dey get dey weave shop doe?

Anonymous said...

But you still have no effective rebuttal.;)

Anonymous said...

^^ And you have no effective argument to rebut.

Anonymous said...

And another notch in Q's belt. I'm going to do a fact finding trip to Detroit just to see what we have to look forward to.