Thursday, February 18, 2021

Kansas City Troost Coffee Debate Redux

Obviously, TKC didn't get his coffee today or we woulda, coulda, shoulda had more posts earlier. However, that's no reason not so savor a debate over gentrification, white guilt and Kansas City's history.

Let's not forget that we talked about the slap fight over Oddly Correct moving to Troost in January.

Here's an overview and a second serving of the drama which hints that divisive politics kinda embitters new biz attempting to capitalize on urban core development schemes.

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A high-profile Midtown coffee shop's relocation to Troost sparks debate

Photo by Caleb Condit and Rebecca NordenIt's no secret that Troost has long been a dividing line in Kansas City, with racial covenants and banking practices prohibiting Black citizens from owning property to the avenue's west. On the street itself, there's a tight-knit community.

15 comments:

Bandit said...

Keurigs are cheaper and more reliable.

Anonymous said...

" “If we’re JUST a coffee company here to create something for you to consume, you clearly haven’t been paying attention to us."

I haven't been paying attention. If I go to buy coffee, oddly enough, I want something to consume, and I may even want cream and sugar with it. Oddly weird.

Anonymous said...


I can't believe that something that is hundreds of years old is being dredged up again and again. Did anyone ever think about how whitey is attacked in that area TODAY? Din't think so. I'm sick of the black people crying woe is me when they don't know what it's like to be mistreated in life. Take a look at the Jews and how they act after what they went through which was far worse than what black people went through. Then take a look at the black people and how they act. Huge difference Huge! Black people are selfish and weak.

Anonymous said...

Lol, Caleb.

Anonymous said...


grab a cup of joe..if that doesn't perk you up enough..there are plenty of crack dealers nearby..

Queef Latifa said...

2:11 is right, the Blacks need to suck it up. Almost 275,000 Jews died during WW2 and their neighborhoods are doing great.

Anonymous said...

^^^ stupid. very lame. Do better.

At least try to be funny, just look in a mirror. There is a start.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, it's not humor, it's the truth. Blacks are the most coddled, subsidized, fragile race in history.

Anonymous said...

^^and what's also true is you're a broken, busted, and bitter bitch. You failed. Try harder loser.

Longhaired White guy wearing a Burger King hat said...

"Let's go to Troost and get some coffee while interacting with minorities" --said no sane White person ever.

Damn All Marxists said...

Don't plan to go to Troost for their coffee or jive.

Anonymous said...

If these guys really cared about others they would be wearing TWO masks instead of the little one they are wearing in the photos, so inconsiderate, do they want to kill us!!!

AND

they would acknowledge their white privilege and give their business, bank accounts, homes and 401ks to people of color who actually deserve it!!!!

slow the fuck down said...

Real story: Don't have to pay the streetcar taxes at the new location.

Anonymous said...

^^^ TRUTH!

A said...

It’s a decent area. There’s a lot of development over there. It’s a good move for the coffee shop.