The top mall in the Kansas City metro still isn't ready for a comeback.
Officially, COVID is the excuse . . .
"Unfortunately, we are not hosting a trick-or-treating event again this year. We encourage our littlest shoppers to trick-or-treat safely in their own neighborhoods. Thank you for understanding," the mall wrote on social media.
The Oak Park Mall did not host the event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic saying, "we do not feel we can provide the experience you’ve come to know and love while still following social distancing and other mass gathering guidelines."
HOWEVER . . .
Let's not forget that several pre-COVID shooting incidents and rampant gunfire plagued this retail outlet. The spate of gunfire spiked around 2018 and then random violence persisted until the pandemic shut down
And so, just like everybody else amid this pandemic, it's not unfair to question that their motives might not be completely related to public health.
Given the dubious reputation for retail merchants to markup merch and fake "sales" a bit of skepticism never hurt anyone . . .
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - For the second straight year, the Oak Park Mall will not host a trick-or-treat event for Halloween. "Unfortunately, we are not hosting a trick-or-treating event again this year. We encourage our littlest shoppers to trick-or-treat safely in their own neighborhoods.