Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Wallace-Bajjali: No post office, no supermarket, no problem
That wasn't exactly the way the process was explained to Joplin City Council members last night, but that was it boiled down to.
The idea for using the Coca-Cola building as a post office was suggested long before anyone in this area had ever heard of Wallace-Bajjali and it was rejected at that time also.
Wallace-Bajjali is looking to lease the Coca-Cola building while it pressures the Postal Service. Don't be surprised if the building remains empty.
During last night's update, David Wallace also let the council know that he was having trouble coming up with the grocery store he promised at 26th and Main.
With the recent problems Wallace-Bajjali has had with the senior citizen units at 26th and McClelland, it appears that the only thing the firm has promised that has come to pass has been the addition of a minor league baseball team to Joplin.
Of course, Wallace-Bajjali, despite promising it when it came to Joplin, had nothing whatsoever to do with it. The process was started by the city's parks manager Chris Cotton.
Will someone please remind me why we need a master developer.