The death of American tradition has dire economic consequences for locals depending on a boost to help during the "dark days" of Winter.
To wit and because hottie Denise reminds of a joyful Christmas past . . .
ECONOMIC DISASTER IN KANSAS CITY WORSENS AS COVID-19 CRACKDOWNS CANCEL HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AND THWART LOCAL SPENDING!!!
We've got more than a few stories to share on this topic but for now a local economic leader shares an important word in this message sent our way . . .
"You've got to be kidding . . . Do I think locals will get a holiday bump? HELL NO. Everyone is locked inside, The holidays are about crowding with people. Every holiday tradition involves navigating lines and crowds. Not this year. Some people will be shopping online and the box stores might see a smaller increase in sales but that's it. The restaurants will take another hit with no holiday traffic and any storefront will be lucky to stay open.
"In fact, the decline of holiday spending because of COVID-19 will hit Kansas City worst of all because the December rush supports so many smaller places. Federal stimulus will be the only thing that sustains people through January. Sorry. I wish had better news but right now, anybody who tries to put a happy face on the local economy is lying."
Check the links for a big picture perspective . . .
Seeking Alpha: Holiday Spending Looks To Disappoint Even Modest Forecasts
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