Tony: Whoa Nelly; Old School Covenant Could Curtail Rockhill Club Move to Nelly Don Mansion

There’s nothing quite as entertaining as rich white people fighting about property values.

And I was just thinking that a recent kerfuffle among the last remaining Eastside classy types in the Crestwood neighborhood was the perfect subject matter for my first post at Hearne’s place.

It has already been reported that the Rockhill Tennis Club is moving in and plans major redeveloping which not-so-surprisingly has neighbors fuming.

But that’s not the end of the story. Because I’m somewhat fluent in the “language of the oppressor” white people with money sometimes confide in me. I like this because it reminds me that we all have our challenges to overcome. Someday I hope my biggest problems revolve around Country Clubs and not how I’m going to pay for Chinese food on the weekend.

Here’s the situation: The Nelly Don Mansion, named for an old white lady who was good with a needle in a profitable manner, sits on a very small parcel of land. The big plans of the Rockhill Club include a competition pool, four tennis courts, a clubhouse and a snack bar/pub. In order to get this done almost all the trees will have to be removed. And like a great many Kansas City developments, there is no parking.

In a release by the club plans include buildings on the site being “transformed into a spacious fitness center, locker facilities
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11 Responses to Tony: Whoa Nelly; Old School Covenant Could Curtail Rockhill Club Move to Nelly Don Mansion

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    don’t you hang at Tony’s blog too? Welcome.

  3. Anonymous says:

    White people with money confide in you? Is Hearne in that category Tony?

  4. Anonymous says:

    there was a plan afoot to move the RTC to the old Baptist Hospital complex on Rockhill Rd… but that would be too easy, what with ample parking and all. besides, what’s the fun in being a country club if you’re not a gigantic pain in the neighborhood’s ass?

    I hear there’s some open land out near the old Bannister Mall…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wow, if this is the kind of hard-hitting socio-economic, class-warfare commentary we can expect from Tony, then I find myself giddy in anticipation of future searing critiques. Tony, you pull no punches!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bob Berdella
    “Co-opt me!”
    -Tony Botello

  7. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Whats the girls name?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Grab your ankles, Tony!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    midtown miscreant
    Good post. Just dont spike your hair and start drinking Soy Lattes.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Tony you doing lawn work for Christopher?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hey beaner, you doing drink tossing for CJ?

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