Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Kansas City Shopping Malls Can't Survive Coronavirus For Much Longer

Retail is dead. Local retail is deader. Blame Amazon, 2020 riots or the pandemic . . . The reality is that DOZENS of local stores have folded and won't ever come back despite a great deal of sponsored media hype. 

Accordingly, this worthwhile post offers a glimpse at the big picture as commercial real estate also copes with pandemic consequences.

Checkit:

How much longer can Kansas City's shopping malls hang on? Here's where we're at | Kansas City Magazine

Picture it: Kansas City, 1985. Crowds of kids gathered around cheap tables and chairs. Parents corralling their kids as they beg to go on the merry-go-round. Men carrying bags upon bags from a variety of stores for their girlfriends or wives.

31 comments:

chuck said...

Jeff Bezos is worth around 150 Billion dollars and owns the Washington Post.

He is a Fascist thru and thru whose opinions are GOD'S law in the halls of Congress on both Republican and Democrat sides of the aisle. Walmart is not even a pimple on his rich fuckin ass.

Let's hang him.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Be honest. Shopping malls started dying twenty years ago when mobs of teens showed up

The Bitter Truth said...

Shopping has changed all through the years. The malls were a new idea that many liked but the higher cost of the goods in them slowly started making people shop else where. Ordering from a company be it by phone or mail was around years before Amazon came along. All Amazon did was do it better than anyone else did. And Silvestor is correct in that roaming rude ass kids and thugs ruined many a shoppers experience.

Anonymous said...

8:31 correction, when the blacks showed up. They destroy everything they touch, use mayor mcdumbo as an example. There, fixed it for you.

Anonymous said...

So a story about local malls is an excuse to spew your hatred, chuck? Hey that's great. So happy you have an outlet for your vitriol, rather than screaming it on a streetcorner like in the old days.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Mierda culo

Anonymous said...

Section 8 housing hang-outs now. It's like Disneyland to them.

Anonymous said...

Bannister Mall died when they could no longer hide the spike in crime associated with young black men who began to terrorize the shoppers there. One by one, the other malls failed as shoppers realized they preferred to walk from their cars directly to the store rather than be frightened by gangs who had nothing better to do than hang out in malls all day. Now fear of Covid is strangling the two remaining indoor malls in the KC area. Fear of crime and fear of disease. Fear, fear, fear. That is all that is message that our elites bombard us with everyday. It is destroying the fabric of society.

Anonymous said...

The malls can’t survive local politicians much longer.

Anonymous said...

8:59 go fuck yourself with your hate.

Anonymous said...


Give me a break. The shopping malls were in trouble way before this virus hit. They need to be closed down anyway due to the blacks.

Anonymous said...

During the 1980's and 1990's, we witnessed Bannister Mall being a great shopping experience with cars lined up on I-435 to access the mall during Christmas time shopping etc. to its slow death and closing.

Two movie theatres and restaurants like Annie's Santa Fe, Daryl's, Benningan's, Olive Garden etc. were located around Bannister Mall.

Then the young thugs started showing up, walking five abreast and slamming into white guy's shoulders hoping to start a fight.

Assaults of women in the parking lots soon followed, armed robberies, car theft and murder led to the final demise of Bannister Mall.

The Mall, restaurants and theatres all died; ruined by a certain segment of society.

This same segment of society then whines there is no stores or restaurants in their neighborhoods. Wonder why?

Why anyone votes for the Democrat Party that supports this type of thuggery is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

How dare you challenge the compulsory black victimhood narrative!!

Anonymous said...

Black males aged 15-35 make up 3% of the nation’s population and are responsible for:

53% of all mass shootings
52% of all homicides
42% of all murders of on-duty police
30% of all rapes
56% of all robberies
33% of all aggravated assaults
30% of all burglaries
38% of all 'Violent Crime'
33% of all crimes against 'families and children'

Representative Swallow-and-Fart Well well said...

As a manufacturer's rep, I used to call on customers who woned stores in Bannister Mall. As stated above, initially a great structure and shopping experience. I could not believe how quickly that changed and forced the mall to close. Even Blue Ridge, a much older mall, survived long after Bannister. Why, simple, blacks weren't there in force. They're like a cancer. They destroy anything and everything they touch. Shopping habits would eventually change anyway, but for different reasons. Finally, I cannot stand Bezos. Total asshole but, I love Amazon. Don't have to dress, drive, mix with rude folks, great selections on products I'm interested in, and importantly customer reviews (dome are fake) which one cannot get in brick/mortar venues. Also, many items are still tax free, thus lnot being used to prop up this shitty's administration and the hoodrats.

Anonymous said...

Sooooo what's your point 10:06?

Anonymous said...

Malls were a colossal failure because they cost millions to operate and maintain, even with customers. But agree...Black teens looking to hurt whitey didn't help. The last time I was at Mall of America, it was like a zoo. Of course, Minneapolis is now a circus and zoo combo anyway, so...

Anonymous said...

^^so stick your geriatric head up your gaped geriatric ass so....

Anonymous said...

Chimpy's sexual fantasies are all he has to argue with. Poor Chimpy.

Bandit said...

I TOL' TA SO Kansas Shitty! Damn I never get tired of saying that. Had enough yet? Isn't that bald headed talking penis with feet (aka Q Ball) doing a great job?
不不不不不不不不不不不不不

You fucked it up, you fix it. Do so without my tax dollars. I will drive through Kansas Shitty but I will no longer spend a mother fucking cent there. Cannot in good conscience continue support the absolute idiocy that abounds there. That's why I got the fuck out. Kansas Shitty is now dive over country for me. Kiss my fucking ass and good fucking luck running a city with more takers than producers. I'm enjoying the hell out of watching this train wreck from an undisclosed location far from the flying debris.

Anonymous said...

And now the Plaza is destroyed by the same segment of society.

Some things never change.

It's funny how the media pushes a narrative that we see with our own eyes is untrue.

Anonymous said...

Having another tantrum are we? Chimp has been trying to get his head up his own ass forever. Some weird sexual fantasy.

Anonymous said...

@12:47 on behalf of everybody who lives in Kansas City ...
THANK YOU!!
If there is anything we can do to make your staying the hell out of KC any easier, don't hesitate to ask.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet he seems to live in your head rent free as always, forever. Continue your monkey dances Chimp-lover, dance we said!

Anonymous said...

Same thing can be said about Indian Springs 9:57. A certain segment of society is what killed that mall and is killing the Plaza.

Your daddy said...

^^Yep. It was the geriatric fucktards who walked the mall endlessly. the smell of their fetid diapers forced everyone away and the malls soon started closing afterwards.

Anonymous said...

^^Putz

Anonymous said...

So here's the latest chapter of TKKKC's Stormfront clickbait.

Trump has destroyed the economy, but the racists here immediately veer into the darkies are going to destroy your suburbs rant.

November 3rd is going to be ugly for the white power movement of today's GOP.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ They may be forced to start using their honest initials, "TOP",
and admit they are the Trump Owned Party!

Anonymous said...

TIL that Trump retroactively destroyed the Bannister Mall twenty years before his presidency. He is truly that bad. Bad Orange Man! Bad!

Anonymous said...

and their new anthem is...

We’re the T.O.P.,
we’re a bully’s handmaids.
we’re the T.O.P.,
we cause Freedom’s downgrade!

We’re a used-to-be,
hide from reality,
and our economics all flop!
And we’re headed to the bottom cause
We’re the T.O.P.!