April 14, 2024 3:10 pm
Downtown stadium vote elicits strong reaction from Crossroads business owners

The outcome of the stadiums sales tax proposal has brought relief to business owners in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, MO. Chet Duvenci, a business owner in the area, expressed his happiness with the results and believes that the community has become even closer as a result. Mat Adkins, another business owner in the neighborhood, also felt a sense of relief after working together with other businesses to oppose the new stadium.

Despite the election results, Jill Cockson plans to continue her efforts to implement added protections for properties in the area to make it more difficult for a stadium to be proposed there in the future. She is grateful for the support of Jackson County voters and feels vindicated in her opposition to the stadium. Businesses in the Crossroads are celebrating what they see as a victory for arts and culture in Kansas City.

The failure of the proposal for a downtown ballpark for the Royals has been viewed as a positive outcome by many members of the community who opposed it due to its potential negative impact on taxpayers. Duvenci and other businesses worked together to express their opposition, believing that their money should be spent on improving public services rather than subsidizing billionaires.

In light of this victory, Cockson is hopeful for what’s ahead for both her business and neighborhood. She believes that this outcome will encourage others who value art and culture to speak up against developments that don’t align with their values. With this success under their belts, businesses in Crossroads are looking forward to continuing their work towards preserving arts and culture in Kansas City.

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