In much the same way that pr0n star Faye Reagan crossed over to do a bit of fast fashion promo, we realize that EVERYTHING is about making a sale at some point.
Accordingly, this morning we consider Kansas City merchants of beans & hot water as they do a bit of soul searching.
Backstory . . .
Oddly Correct has always annoyed local coffee lovers.
First complaint: They don't have a drive-thru.
More importantly, the proprietors have supercilious attitude about cream & sugar.
Then there's that very odd mission statement that might take java just a bit too seriously given that most folks are happy with the variety and flavor of gas station coffee fare.
More astute observers also have rude questions about their affiliation with a local MEGACHURCH that now seems to be cashing in on the land they own along the new streetcar extension line.
And now . . .
THE ODDLY CORRECT CREW CRUCIFY THEMSELVES OVER AN UPCOMING MOVE TO KANSAS CITY'S EAST SIDE!!!
"As a business with white male ownership, we're aware of the significance of moving our operation to what is historically a racial and cultural dividing line in our city. We've been thinking hard about how to enter into this space and be an asset to the neighborhoods surrounding us, and we hope that through the way we've run our business up to this point we've earned your trust to approach this move in a responsible way that considers the impact far beyond just our day-to-day."
Reality . . .
Yes, this is probably gentrification but in this garbage economy any biz is good biz and should be welcomed.
Moreover . . .
Their sentiments about occupying a space on Troost are rather saccharine for a joint that turns their nose up at sweetener and whip cream which everybody loves with their
candy bar in a cup coffee.
Nevertheless, we think this is a good move and this part of Troost is poised for a real estate, new gentry boom that will actually help all of KCMO.
We wish them luck and hope they reconsider their futile war against the coffee-milkshakes that power every other successful barista-driven endeavor.
You decide . . .