Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by hartliss » Mon May 07, 2018 4:05 pm

KCLover wrote:Old Navy is definitely the pinnacle of luxury.

Glad they are kicking out peasant stores like Burberry, Williams Sonoma, Eddie Bauer and bringing in Old Navy. Maybe Dollar Tree or Five Below can take over The North Face space.
LOL. Yea, a bit disappointed that Old Navy is going in that spot. How about a UNIQLO?! or Zara?!

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by KCLover » Mon May 07, 2018 4:15 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:I would give Eddie Bauer 5 more years before all the stores close up, Williams Sonoma maybe a little longer and not sure on Burberry, they might be strong enough in Europe to survive. I think the reason why we might see lower end stores on the Plaza in the future is because our youth are not really that materialistic as older generations (Or maybe they are and they just can't afford it). I think a young hipster would rather spend 150 on a bunch of cool shirts or drop 150 on vintage clothing at goodwill rather than 150 on a trinket at Tiffany and Co. I could see our youth killing the jewelry/diamond industry because its a horrible monopoly controlled by a few families with horrible working conditions and the fact that a diamond is not really rare at all.
I don't disagree with any part of your statement. I'm more or less poking at previous statements made by Taubman that they are trying to make the Plaza more "high end" and then completely contradict it by bringing in Old Navy.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by missingkc » Mon May 07, 2018 6:14 pm

I could see our youth killing the jewelry/diamond industry because its a horrible monopoly controlled by a few families with horrible working conditions and the fact that a diamond is not really rare at all.
Interesting aside: brown diamonds have historically been considered industrial grade. The industry has discovered they can sell them as a specialty item.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by missingkc » Mon May 07, 2018 6:26 pm

South Park Mall, a Simon Mall in Charlotte, is home to Louis, Burberry, Neiman, Nordstrom, Tiffany, Hermes, La Coste, Kate Spade and ... Old Navy.

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Post by flyingember » Mon May 07, 2018 10:04 pm

kcjak wrote:How much sense does it make for stores to charge more for items in the store and offer the same items online or pick up in store for cheaper? I work for a retailer with online presence, so I know the answer to my question, but such is the state of retail today.
Isn’t targeted marketing crazy specific to the point they knew people shopping online that fit your profile might only buy one item but people in store are ok with buying two?

The tracking code from their ad, the cross-site data purchasing so they can figure out where else you visited, demographics guesses based on location, time of day, device type, what you are looking at online, time spent on each page, what you take out of your cart, Internet provider, search terms. etc

And then they do this all in store too by getting your zip code, type of credit card, etc. Really extreme retailers will track people with the cameras, and use motion detection or manual transcribing to figure out how to lay out a store to maximize sales. I’m 100% certain companies pull video on their top sales and follow them through the store. It’s not just putting milk and bread apart vs together, it’s do white women age 30-45 shop at the store and buy more belts if they’re placed in front of or opposite shoes because they’re more likely to buy a belt to match shoes rather than the opposite and how does the signage, pricing and stuff relate to this. A-B testing is big business because given equal signs, a 0.25% increase in dollar sales will be copied elsewhere.

So when the plaza picks a retailer that seems down market, it’s because that retailer does a better job at selling, plus feels the plaza will make them money. Big retail landlords know what they’re doing with their demographic shifts. The plaza didn’t used to be high end, it doesnt need to be forever.
missingkc wrote:South Park Mall, a Simon Mall in Charlotte, is home to Louis, Burberry, Neiman, Nordstrom, Tiffany, Hermes, La Coste, Kate Spade and ... Old Navy.
http://www.simon.com/mall/southpark/map
It’s not that extreme a list, has a lot of mid range brands.

White middle class teenage girls come to look at the fancy brands and go down in price to purchase.
Their parents however can afford the higher end brand sometimes.

Yet another example of demographic targeting. Be where the kids go to window shop

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by nomadcowatbk » Mon May 07, 2018 11:55 pm

missingkc wrote:South Park Mall, a Simon Mall in Charlotte, is home to Louis, Burberry, Neiman, Nordstrom, Tiffany, Hermes, La Coste, Kate Spade and ... Old Navy.
and many upscale malls have Sears, but I think they own their space, or they did until they spun that division into a separate company

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by jbean3535 » Tue May 08, 2018 8:59 am

hartliss wrote:
KCLover wrote:Old Navy is definitely the pinnacle of luxury.

Glad they are kicking out peasant stores like Burberry, Williams Sonoma, Eddie Bauer and bringing in Old Navy. Maybe Dollar Tree or Five Below can take over The North Face space.
LOL. Yea, a bit disappointed that Old Navy is going in that spot. How about a UNIQLO?! or Zara?!
KC probably isn't even near Uniqlo's plans, but I'd be more than happy to see one here.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by KCLover » Tue May 08, 2018 10:39 am

jbean3535 wrote:
hartliss wrote:
LOL. Yea, a bit disappointed that Old Navy is going in that spot. How about a UNIQLO?! or Zara?!
KC probably isn't even near Uniqlo's plans, but I'd be more than happy to see one here.
If they want to attract stores in that price point, I think we would all much rather see a UNIQLO or something unique to the area. A quick glance at Old Navy's store locator reveals they already have 8 locations in the KC area. Nobody is going to pass the four in Johnson County to come to the one on the Plaza, etc.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by jbean3535 » Tue May 08, 2018 10:58 am

KCLover wrote:
jbean3535 wrote:
hartliss wrote:
LOL. Yea, a bit disappointed that Old Navy is going in that spot. How about a UNIQLO?! or Zara?!
KC probably isn't even near Uniqlo's plans, but I'd be more than happy to see one here.
If they want to attract stores in that price point, I think we would all much rather see a UNIQLO or something unique to the area. A quick glance at Old Navy's store locator reveals they already have 8 locations in the KC area. Nobody is going to pass the four in Johnson County to come to the one on the Plaza, etc.
I 10000% agree with you, but I don't think KC is on their radar at all, especially with their (semi-recent) scaled back US expansion plans.

https://www.just-style.com/news/uniqlo- ... 28227.aspx

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by LCDSI » Wed May 09, 2018 11:44 am

the Old Navy move is official.

here's the KC star article.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 95319.html

I agree with the earlier comments though that Zara would have been a better fit.

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Post by earthling » Thu May 17, 2018 10:52 am

The old Jardine's spot just off Plaza has some action. Any clue what it is? And a bakery is going in on 43rd between Walnut/Warwick with Ragazza moving to 43rd/Main (Southmoreland).

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by MidtownCat » Sun May 20, 2018 9:04 pm

Can we rename this thread "Plaza move-outs"?

Old Navy? On the Plaza? Holy Crap. Lol.

Christ. Let's go after a payday loans.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by flyingember » Sun May 20, 2018 9:59 pm

Two more stores

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https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/2- ... club-plaza

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by yeliab » Mon May 21, 2018 1:29 pm

Yikes... Alter'd State does not seem fashionable or high end either. It looks like a store for early 2010s suburban teens. Zara would have been a good alternative for Alter'd State (price points aren't that far off and it is much more stylish and modern) and Uniqlo would have been a good alternative for Old Navy (better quality, same or better price points, more stylish).

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by flyingember » Mon May 21, 2018 1:55 pm

yeliab wrote:Yikes... Alter'd State does not seem fashionable or high end either. It looks like a store for early 2010s suburban teens. Zara would have been a good alternative for Alter'd State (price points aren't that far off and it is much more stylish and modern) and Uniqlo would have been a good alternative for Old Navy (better quality, same or better price points, more stylish).
Those other two brands are interested in opening a store?

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by smh » Mon May 21, 2018 2:13 pm

flyingember wrote:
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

whoa hey man this is a family forum

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by yeliab » Mon May 21, 2018 2:27 pm

flyingember wrote: Those other two brands are interested in opening a store?

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Just using stores that others gave as examples and giving specifics as to why they are better options. There are more stores than Zara, Uniqlo, Old Navy and Alter'd States though, and the developers should be considering the points I mentioned.

Also, I don't necessarily agree with that idiom in this application. Settling for mediocrity (as opposed to any evidence that they've fought for actual high end, upscale, or fashionable retailers - even Nordstrom is on the low end of "high end" retailers) devalues the Plaza overall, but go off!

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon May 21, 2018 2:42 pm

Altar'D State looks to be a Christian/Faith Based Clothing store, https://www.racked.com/2015/9/9/9280177 ... ion-stores.
It might be a good location since there are people that visit from NW Arkansas, Oklahoma and other parts that to be heavily religious.

On the opposite end of the spectrum wonder if the Canadian Ice Cream Chain "Sweet Jesus" would draw protesting here if they ever decided to locate on the Plaza - They are just starting expansion in the US (Mall of America) and people are getting pretty pissed - https://nypost.com/2018/03/31/christian ... eet-jesus/
http://www.sweetjesus4life.com/

I guess they are fine with the Jesus Mexican Restaurants named after actual people with that name

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by chrizow » Mon May 21, 2018 3:12 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Altar'D State looks to be a Christian/Faith Based Clothing store, https://www.racked.com/2015/9/9/9280177 ... ion-stores.
It might be a good location since there are people that visit from NW Arkansas, Oklahoma and other parts that to be heavily religious.
i don't disagree that a lot of visitors to KC may come from heavily religious areas, but the KC region itself is also quite religious. so the store would not just be for tourists from OK and AR - just as likely for folks from Lee's Summit, Northland, Shawnee, whatever.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by taxi » Mon May 21, 2018 4:04 pm

Sweet Jesus!

Do not kid yourself. Plaza owners are not hand-picking specialty stores to build some unique, conceptual retail paradise. They have payments and debts and leasing agents and they are going to get that shit signed as soon as possible. Yeah, they may have some ideal clients and they won't rent to a Smokes & Vapes, but any legitimate store is a potential tenant who will pay rent.

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