Kansas City NFL Draft 2023 FAIL: Racism?!?

A bit of hope here . . . Complaints from this biz collective might actually resonate at 12th & Oak. 

Moreover . . . Small biz slighted by NFL fans might be universal but seems to sting just a bit more when complaints are launched from urban upstart biz.

Here's the word . . .

“I think we’re all looking at our numbers and everything right now, and we’re just shocked,” said Chelsey M., founder of KC Black Owned, reflecting on poor sales during the three-day event despite more than 300,000 NFL Draft attendees.

Many businesses with brick-and-mortar storefronts — those affiliated with KC Black Owned and others alike — had stocked up on extra inventory for the projected influx of visitors and are now stuck with it, she added. One member told her they saw a decrease in sales of more than 10 percent.

“I heard from different businesses — some that were in the Midtown area and some that were in the Crossroads District and off Troost — and they were saying things like, ‘We saw people just walk right past us,’” she said.

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They walked right past us: Small biz owners shocked by low NFL Draft sales, now wary of World Cup

A massive surge in visitors and foot traffic as Kansas City hosted its first NFL Draft failed to score many points outside the event grounds this weekend, as countless small businesses along the city's urban corridor reported a sharp dip in revenue.