Ward Parkway Mall just sighed up

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by chaglang » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:44 am

Not really. The storefronts near Target are hit and miss, but they shuffle tenants around for remodeling so it's hard to tell what's unleased and what's not. Last I was out there, the old Waldenbooks and Gap spaces are vacant, and there was still a toy train set up in the old Woolworth's space.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by KCMax » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:40 am

I'm pretty sure that toy train exhibit is permanent. Hallowen City opened a seasonal store across the way. Ulta will open up permanently next to it. Gary Gribble moved to a large new space, and it looks like they're doing something with its former space. I think that's the only vacancy up there right now.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by lock+load » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:00 am

KCMax wrote:I'm pretty sure that toy train exhibit is permanent. Hallowen City opened a seasonal store across the way. Ulta will open up permanently next to it. Gary Gribble moved to a large new space, and it looks like they're doing something with its former space. I think that's the only vacancy up there right now.
Ulta is on the Ward Parkway side south of TJ, the Ulta sign next to Halloween store is just an advertisement.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by KCMax » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:10 am

lock+load wrote:
KCMax wrote:I'm pretty sure that toy train exhibit is permanent. Hallowen City opened a seasonal store across the way. Ulta will open up permanently next to it. Gary Gribble moved to a large new space, and it looks like they're doing something with its former space. I think that's the only vacancy up there right now.
Ulta is on the Ward Parkway side south of TJ, the Ulta sign next to Halloween store is just an advertisement.
Ah, thanks.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by mistervinix » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:30 am

pstokely wrote:have they been able to fill what's left of the indoor mall on the 2nd floor?
It seems like there is still some "infill" space available in several areas. Around the old food court at the bottom of the AMC escalator seems to be usable space.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by Eon Blue » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:49 am

Yes, the model railroad club is a permanent, year-round fixture. I'm a member of the club and we've been in that spot 2 years or so now. The club has non-profit status, so the mall gets a tax writeoff for leasing to us. The space we're in doesn't have an external loading dock and is too large to lease out to a normal inside-only outfit, so it's really a perfect spot for us. We're open to the public Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00, but members can go and run any time.

Toy Train? Somebody's been reading TKC too much. :D

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by KCMax » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:11 pm

Eon Blue wrote:Yes, the model railroad club is a permanent, year-round fixture. I'm a member of the club and we've been in that spot 2 years or so now. The club has non-profit status, so the mall gets a tax writeoff for leasing to us. The space we're in doesn't have an external loading dock and is too large to lease out to a normal inside-only outfit, so it's really a perfect spot for us. We're open to the public Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00, but members can go and run any time.

Toy Train? Somebody's been reading TKC too much. :D
Cool man, my kids absolutely love that place and we're there about every other weekend.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by slimwhitman » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:16 pm

Eon Blue wrote: Toy Train? Somebody's been reading TKC too much. :D
Be honest......
I have a huge collection of old Hot Wheels and they are definitely NOT toys. (we are both kidding ourselves)

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by pstokely » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:41 am

does that part of the mall get much walk through traffic?

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by Eon Blue » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:49 am

As much as any part of the enclosed area. Target has an entrance from inside on the north end, and the theater produces traffic. There's an escalator up from the lower level, too.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by mgsports » Sat May 17, 2014 8:02 pm

Ross Dress for Less.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by flyingember » Sun May 18, 2014 4:07 pm

"sighed up" seems an appropriate term.

because if you could get a Nordstrom or a Ross, which one would you sigh over?

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by mgsports » Sun May 18, 2014 4:51 pm

I would go to both and could be next to Target or in Dillards former space.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by kcjak » Mon May 19, 2014 7:50 am

Doesn't seem like the best tenant choice given there are already TJ MAXX and Homegoods stores there.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by mgsports » Mon May 19, 2014 6:08 pm

Primrose Commons in Springfield,MO has Ross,Marshalls,TJMAXX,Bed and Beyond.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by mgsports » Wed May 21, 2014 7:58 pm

https://www.blockandco.com/b/a/54/21/88 ... e%20Rd.pdf lots IOC Medium sizes available for Ross.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by FangKC » Sat May 02, 2015 12:41 am

This is one of the best examples of the redevelopment of an older mall.

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Re: Ward Parkway Center

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat May 02, 2015 6:54 pm

MOD: Merged two other Ward Parkway threads with the original one... as nature intended.

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Re: Ward Parkway Mall just sighed up

Post by m.toast » Tue May 05, 2015 2:49 pm

I hope there's some plan to improve bus/pedestrian access on the west side of the mall. There are no sidewalks at all on the south side of the bus stop.

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