Crossroads District Businesses Remain Optimistic as Voters Consider Sales Tax Proposal

As a journalist, I had the opportunity to speak with Matt Adkins, a fan of the Kansas City Royals for 12 years, who recently expressed concerns about the future of his business and the Crossroads District. Adkins, the owner of The Pairing in the Crossroads District, has been trying to maintain order and stability amidst the uncertainty surrounding the stadium sales tax vote. He described the atmosphere in the area as tense and anxiety-inducing.

Despite his worries, Adkins is hoping for a swift resolution to the situation so he can continue stacking his inventory while moving on with plans for his business. He isn’t alone in his concerns; other business owners in the area share his sentiments and are feeling terrified and mentally strained due to recent developments.

Jill Cockson, owner of Chartreuse Saloon, echoed similar sentiments while waiting for the results of the vote. The outcome of the vote would determine how they proceed with future plans, with different possibilities depending on its result. Cockson emphasized that preserving culture and arts scene in Crossroads is crucial for maintaining its unique character and community identity.

The business owners in Crossroads recognize that despite their challenges they remain passionate about their neighborhood and what it stands for – creativity and hard work. They believe that people who contribute to it are what make it truly special rather than any infrastructure or stadium.

By Samantha Johnson

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