What's In a Name?
It's difficult to discern in my photo, but a significant part of Kansas City's social history and demographic trends is contained in the name of this area business. "Troost," the first word in the business' name, is crossed out. Apparently, they were founded on the street that's traditionally been the dividing line of the city's racial and economic groups. The business has since followed its customers to Johnson County. It's kind of cool that they have a sense of history, even if it's displayed in a somewhat rude fashion.