Re: Ward Parkway Mall just sighed up
Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 4:05 pm
The model railroad club got asked to leave a couple weeks ago. Apparently a paying tenant has come along for that space.
The linked site plan shows a Party city in that location.Eon Blue wrote:The model railroad club got asked to leave a couple weeks ago. Apparently a paying tenant has come along for that space.
It's good to see Ward Parkway evolve and survive when so many other malls and their derivatives have failed. It shows that the greater neighborhood area has some staying power.FangKC wrote:Restaurants coming to Ward Parkway Center to replace Dillards space.
http://www.kmbc.com/news/developers-mov ... r/39264962
Does this mean a 35,000-square-foot slab of cement? Not including parking, of course.The side of the mall that used to house a Dillards store will soon be a 35,000-square-foot outdoor patio...
They were always weird.StL_Dan wrote:I went to the shoe store in the mall a few months ago. That mall is weird. Maybe all malls are weird now that I'm in my 40's. Anyway...weird vibes over there.
I like Ward Parkway. Good mix of stores, love Trader Joes and Target and go to TJMaxx, Old Navy, 5 Guys, Starbucks and AMC. Looking forward to seeing how they incorporate the restaurant/patio concept.taxi wrote:Keep Ward Parkway Weird.
Yes. They had stores at Oak Park Mall (Men's Dillard's) and Independence Center as well. The reason that KC was able to support so many malls though the mid 90's is because the metro had access to Macy's (bought by Dillard's), Stix (also purchased by Dillard's), Sears, Ward's (liquidated in 2001-2002), JCPenney, The Jones Store (bought by Dillard's, sold to May, May merged with Macy's), Nordstrom, Saks (supposedly left because their store was too small, but they could have moved out to JoCo if they really wanted to be in KC), and Halls (down to one small store) to anchor the malls. Substitute Harzfeld's (parent company went under) for Nordstrom in the 80's and before.herrfrank wrote:The south end of the Ward Parkway mall (it was largely linear) was dominated, per my distant memory of the 1970s, by the chic St. Louis department store, Stix, Baer & Fuller. I recall oversized 1970s black-silver-and-mirrors décor. It was considered the most fashionable of the KC mall department stores. Not as glamorous as some of the stores on the Plaza, notably Halls, but fashionable nonetheless.
As a kid in the late '70s and '80s, when going with my mom to "the mall" it was either Metcalf South or Oak Park. The deciding factor was which anchor she needed to visit that time. If it was Sears for new Toughskins jeans, then we went to MS. If it was Penneys or Macy's/Dillards,then Oak Park Mall was the way we went. The small stores were generally the same at both malls, so that played little into the decision. I, personally, preferred Metcalf South for the three story fountain.empires228 wrote: That's how Metcalf South for example remained so strong against Oak Park for almost 20 years despite being sandwiched between Ward Parkway, Oak Park, and Mission Center for so long. It offered three anchors that those other three malls didn't have.