KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Since 1990 the city of Kansas City has spent $70 million preserving and redeveloping the historic 18th and Vine district, and most recently the city built a 22-unit apartment building but that hasn't kept the problems away.
Last Saturday an early morning shooting outside the Mutual Musicians Foundation sent two people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police have no suspects but believe it started as a fight outside a food truck and just escalated.
Just last week the 9th Inning Sports bar laid off 25 of its workers after just one year in business. They said they try to make it with the hope that people in the community would support them, but in the end, the bar was forced to close its doors.
"Our black businesses are deteriorating," said Timothy Daniels. "We need more support from the community."
So is enough being done or does progress take time for violence to stop in areas that are keeping people away? These are some of the questions that people are looking at for 18th and Vine District.