There are at leas TWO DOZEN empty storefronts on the Kansas City Country Club Plaza right now.
Depending on the world view of consumers, blame can be ascribed to the pandemic or "mostly peaceful" protesters operating during the 2020 election season who subsequently burned a police car, torched a TV news truck and cost at least a couple million worth of damage that doesn't include broken windows and looting.
Nevertheless and just announced a few moments ago . . .
TIFFANY & CO. STAYS IN KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA FOR NOW!!!
This is a turnabout following their recent "Dear John" letter to the embattled entertainment district . . .
A quick snippet . . .
The luxury retail chain issued this statement: "After a brief hiatus, Tiffany & Co. is happy to reopen its Country Club Plaza store in Kansas City."
The newspaper is holding the full presser hostage behind their paywall but that's not a big deal because most of the scumbags who read this blog are too broke to care much anyhoo . . . And big money retail newsy tidbits don't exactly serve the public trust.
Nevertheless, we can count this as an encouraging sign or realize that quite a bit of local behind the scenes haggling probably "encouraged" the decision.
Developing . . .