Metro North Mall

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by flyingember » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:32 pm

Eon Blue wrote:
KCtonic wrote:Wonder what happens if Macy's back out of this Metro North "plan". They are now officially closing their Metcalf South store http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/08/47 ... ation.html
Isn't that the only Macy's in the Northland? I'm sure there's other viable sites (as our resident oracle will tell you, no doubt).
It is. Here's the classic four:

Dillard's at Zona rosa
Macys at metro north
Jc penny at shoal creek
Seats at Antioch

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by KCMax » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:33 pm

Fun fact from Carl Quintanilla on Twitter:

No indoor mall has been built in the United States since 2006.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by KCtonic » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:46 pm

KCMax wrote:Fun fact from Carl Quintanilla on Twitter:

No indoor mall has been built in the United States since 2006.
but... that's just crazy since all the "people" say the enclosed mall is the future! (says no one except for MD Management)

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by flyingember » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:51 pm

KCtonic wrote:
KCMax wrote:Fun fact from Carl Quintanilla on Twitter:

No indoor mall has been built in the United States since 2006.
but... that's just crazy since all the "people" say the enclosed mall is the future! (says no one except for MD Management)
Time claimed no mall was built at all from 2007 to early 2012. Not sure if that's true but if so, it's no surprise no indoor mall was built.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by pstokely » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:06 pm

KCMax wrote:Fun fact from Carl Quintanilla on Twitter:

No indoor mall has been built in the United States since 2006.
but many have been remodeled or reconstructed since then

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by longviewmo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:55 pm

pstokely wrote:
KCMax wrote:Fun fact from Carl Quintanilla on Twitter:

No indoor mall has been built in the United States since 2006.
but many have been remodeled or reconstructed since then
As well as closed and torn down.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by Joe Smith » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:28 pm

I was at Baby's R Us off of Barry Rd. yesterday to buy a gift card for yet another friend who is having a baby and got to talking to one of the employees about that big strip mall they're in that's barely 10 years old, maybe less, but half empty. I told him it was a shame and asked him why they were still there. He said they had a lease, so they stayed.

He then said that if the Metro North thing gets going and it's re-done, he had heard that there was a good chance that Baby's R Us would move there. He'd also heard the Trader Joe's rumor, but it kinda seemed he might of knew more than he was letting on.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by mgsports » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:55 pm

Maybe Toysrus,Boot Barn,Shopko,Menards,Razine Caine's ,Five Belopw,Versona,Dicky's BBQ and so on will go their.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by KCtonic » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:47 pm

and so on

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by WinchesterMysteryHouse » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:04 pm

I overheard a conversation at a Mardi Gras party. "I wanna live at Metro North!" caught my attention.

Some artists were excited about working at Metro North, proposing a music festival or some picnic-themed thing at the balloons. The more excitable one was talking about 'guerrilla-style' but the other guy mentioned 'getting the permission, doing it right.' Artist-wise as usual not knowing whom/what to logistically ask. So, there's some nostalgia about revisiting the malls of a 90's youth.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by flyingember » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:17 pm

Joe Smith wrote:I was at Baby's R Us off of Barry Rd. yesterday to buy a gift card for yet another friend who is having a baby and got to talking to one of the employees about that big strip mall they're in that's barely 10 years old, maybe less, but half empty. I told him it was a shame and asked him why they were still there. He said they had a lease, so they stayed.

He then said that if the Metro North thing gets going and it's re-done, he had heard that there was a good chance that Baby's R Us would move there. He'd also heard the Trader Joe's rumor, but it kinda seemed he might of knew more than he was letting on.
this 2001 article mentions Barry Towne so it was occupied 12 years ago. the mall still had 125 stores apparently too

http://www.ingramsonline.com/June_2001/ ... and10.html

intriguingly it has the original name of Briarcliff Village as well

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by heatherkay » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:53 pm

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:I overheard a conversation at a Mardi Gras party. "I wanna live at Metro North!" caught my attention.

Some artists were excited about working at Metro North, proposing a music festival or some picnic-themed thing at the balloons. The more excitable one was talking about 'guerrilla-style' but the other guy mentioned 'getting the permission, doing it right.' Artist-wise as usual not knowing whom/what to logistically ask. So, there's some nostalgia about revisiting the malls of a 90's youth.
Do you ever listen to the "Welcome to Night Vale" podcast? Artists took over that mall as well. It didn't end well.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by WinchesterMysteryHouse » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:13 pm

No, I haven't- can you link me or is this something easily Googled? Thanks!

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by heatherkay » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:16 pm

It's pretty much a permanent resident on the top iTunes podcasts.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Vale

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by KCtonic » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:26 pm

I'm kind of pessimistic on this ever turning into anything. I predict a walmart-anchored strip center before it's all over.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by kcroads » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:34 pm

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 44a9134719

I went by this morning and took about 100 pictures of the mall. Depressing to see this go.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by flyingember » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:52 pm

KCtonic wrote:I'm kind of pessimistic on this ever turning into anything. I predict a walmart-anchored strip center before it's all over.
I thought Antioch center was in front of this project?

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by mistervinix » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:57 pm

flyingember wrote:
KCtonic wrote:I'm kind of pessimistic on this ever turning into anything. I predict a walmart-anchored strip center before it's all over.
I thought Antioch center was in front of this project?
Physically in front of it? Because they are nowhere near each other. I agree about the Walmart idea - it could possibly become another Mission Mall perpetual hole in the ground. Maybe the army can use it for target shooting.

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Re: Metro North Mall

Post by flyingember » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:08 pm

I've lived in 64068, 64154, 64118 and 64116. I know exactly where both malls are

I meant that the same company is replacing one and then the other in front of. That nothing will happen until the new Antioch center is done

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