Commercial real estate developers are calling you to come to the plaza to buy whiskered jeans at The Gap (instead of The Gap in your own mall), and splurge at The Cheesecake Factory (instead of The Cheesecake Factory in your own neighborhood). Yes, you too can make the drive through holiday traffic to see the plaza light spectacle: single-bulb strings lining the bare minimum. Bewildering in the 1980's, the plaza has become obsolete since the opening of Town Center (Plaza South) and Zona Rosa (Plaza North). Keeping in line with America's aspiration to live, work, and play without driving more than 2.7 miles, the plaza stays ahead of the pack by luring drooling tourists who have yet to learn it's merely a Spanish facade concealing retail chains found in Anywhere, USA. Don't get me wrong, it's got it's highlights (Plaza III, Starker's Reserve, Halls). But please, curb your enthusiasm.
Pros: Convenient for locals, Good rendezvous, Not much else in KC
Cons: Homogenized, Parking, Not much else in KC