Downtown stadium vote elicits strong reaction from Crossroads business owners

Jill Cockson, a business owner in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, MO, is relieved after a proposal for a downtown ballpark for the Royals failed to gain support in a stadiums sales tax proposal. She believes that the fight to keep a stadium out of the neighborhood is not over and plans to work towards implementing added protections for properties in the area to make it more difficult for a stadium to be proposed there in the future.

Chet Duvenci, another business owner in the neighborhood, expressed his relief that their efforts paid off despite feeling like the odds were against them. He is particularly happy with the outcome and feels that the community has become even closer as a result. Mat Adkins, another business owner in the neighborhood, also expressed his relief at the results of the election.

Despite the election results, Cockson believes that businesses in the Crossroads Arts District have reason to celebrate what they see as a victory for arts and culture in Kansas City. She is grateful for

By Sophia Gonzalez

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