Crossroads Mural Helps Keep Kansas City Artsy Despite Rampant Gentrification

We normally won't feature a story like this because it's a bit heavy on the promo angle . . . HOWEVER, we like the spirit of the write-up.

Reality check . . . The whole reason behind the Crossroads real estate boom started with some very smart developers who capitalized on the artsy denizens of this enclave. 

Now rents are skyrocketing north of $2500 in most places. 

And so we share a quick tribute with this local who leaves his mark on his former residence . . .

The vibrant colors of the King Me mural grab patrons’ attention, luring them into the calm, moody scene on the space inside.

Artist Jason Harrington is big on full circle moments, he said.

After living in the building for eight years and being displaced numerous times, he’s excited to make a more permanent mark on the structure’s history.

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Look up for 'King Me': How Rif Raf Giraffe's colorful new mural paints a full circle moment on this Crossroads corner

The chaos created by an unexpected building collapse that sent Jason Harrington's East Crossroads apartment crumbling to the pavement below ultimately made room for an even larger canvas, said the famed graffiti artist also known as Rif Raf Giraffe.