Word is that Nordstrom will tear down the Capital Grille building (maybe more) and construct an entirely new building..https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ation.html
“I heard the same thing — Nordstrom moving to the Cap Grille site,” said Drew Quinn, an investment broker who specializes in retail for Colliers International’s Kansas City office, adding that he's not sure how much of the Capital Grille space and adjoining garage and retail space to the north will be torn down to make room for the new Nordstrom store.
The retailer will be "constructing a store from the ground up," said Brenna Sussman, a corporate communications specialist for Nordstrom. She declined to provide additional details.
Cinemark’s lease on the theater space is set to expire in 2019.
Asked why he thought Nordstrom was moving to the Plaza, Shaffer pointed to multiple reasons.
For one, Nordstrom, which has been experimenting with smaller storefronts and opened its first 3,000-square-foot “showroom style” store in Los Angeles last year, may have been driven by a desire to downsize in this market, Shaffer said.
Second, Shaffer said, “they may want to do a higher-end store.”
In addition, he added, the Plaza’s new owners may have put an attractive deal on the table to regain the ability to attract new tenants that want to be near an upscale department store. The Plaza lost that type of asset in 2014, when Halls, a department store that had called the Plaza home for nearly 50 years, moved into a new 60,000-square-foot space in Crown Center.