earthling wrote:Consentino's does a good job filling the broader needs like meat/seafood counter, which smaller markets don't necessarily need to have. A Trader Joe's anywhere along streetcar line would be a great specialty store to have but another chain grocery like Hyvee otherwise may be redundant. When downtown hits 40K+ then might be different deal.
The market hasn't even begun to serve downtown. There's room for three more stores within a downtown.
The northland Clay/Platte combined has 330k people.
I count no less than 36 grocery stores or super stores with groceries, but without CVS/Walgreens in the mix so my number is low. That's a functional store with for each 9,000 people.
There should be 30+ full sized (adjust numbers for smaller sizes) grocery stores in KCMO south of the river at that standard or somewhere around one for every 5 square miles of land at the smallest number. I don't need to look to know we're nowhere near that number.
They're not all going to be new hyvee sized necessarily but I bet there's room for another 1.0-1.5 million square feet of grocery space south of the river.
The project at 31st/Troost has only scratched the surface.