And Olshan Properties, the owners of Zona Rosa who in the past have covered the shortage in those bond payments, failed to cover the shortfall in 2017.A letter of credit was called upon by the bond trustee to cover the shortage.In the mid-90s we would go in there looking for a new computer or to browse for new software and the aisles were full of people, shoulder-to-shoulder, positioning for a view of the stock while waiting to speak with an employee who could not answer our questions. This latest news comes months after we first reported sales tax revenues at the outdoor shopping center are not keeping up with bond payments backed by the taxpayers of Platte County.There was always hustle and bustle, pushing and shoving. Those annual revenues are coming up at least 0,000 short, if not more. An inmate escaped beyond the walls of the facility on Saturday. Here we go: ******* Kenneth Wilson, age 29, of Kansas City, had been arrested earlier Saturday for possession of a controlled substance. ****** In the booking area of the jail are some holding cells, often used for close observation “if we have somebody on medical watch,” for instance, says Major Holland. The parking lot referred to is still inside the perimeter of the brick wall that surrounds the facility. But Wilson’s pounding the glass with his head knocked the window free from the window frame. Holland says the officer attempted to deploy the taser on Wilson inside, before he had crawled through the window opening. ****** We resume the tale with Wilson now beyond the window, in the parking area of the facility, still within the fence that surrounds the jail property.It was the first time one of the guests had been able to sniff freedom in the history of this detention center, which opened in August of 1998. After he dropped down from the wall--an estimated height of about two stories--he tried to run but was quickly taken into custody at gunpoint by an officer who just happened to be back there switching out his patrol car. Authorities believe at the time of his arrest he was on PCP. These are “observation cells.” Jail personnel went to give Wilson some water or food and the action began. This is on the back side of the administration building, by the way, viewable from Second Street. It isn’t the standard window you and I have in our homes or businesses. “We’ll be looking into reinforcements in that window in the very near future,” the major says. Authorities aren’t sure “whether it struck him or if it was effective. He somehow manages to scale the roughly two-story high wall.
I mean other than the employees who turn and pretend not to see you so they can avoid your questions that they can’t answer anyway? Remember 20-some years ago when the Best Buy store that was located across from Metro North Mall was a madhouse? Speaking of changing times in the retail industry, change is in the air at Zona Rosa.
Of course details surrounding the parting of the ways are not publicly known but a reading of the tea leaves--and a reading of Salerno’s Facebook page, where a couple of weeks ago she announced she is no longer associated with Zona Rosa--indicate the departure was probably not completely of her own choosing.
I contacted Salerno to see if she’d like to talk about Zona Rosa in general and her departure specifically.
A Platte City police officer was already with the initial deputy when a second county officer arrived.
“So we probably would have had the same result,” even if the deputy didn’t happen to be in the right place at the right time.