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.
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.