GRID wrote:I still think people just can't get past the name. As stupid as that may sound. The name "Kansas" City just comes with too many stereotypes built in that are just extremely difficult to overcome.
Oh, bullshit. Denver had an awful reputation as a smoggy, dusty, run-down shithole. Portland had a reputation as a cultural backwater in a dismal, rainy armpit of the country, Nashville is just barely out from under its reputation of basically being Kansas City. Things change. Faddish boomtowns are a fickle enterprise. There’s not much predicting them. Certainly there’s a lot of cities that were quite cosmopolitan in the early 20th century that no one would have ever imagined would lose their luster. It has fuck all to do with what they are called.