Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby brewcrew1000 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:49 pm

I think Great Mall is too far away to bring in Hispanics from KCK and Independence Ave. I think Metro North, or Indian Springs would be better. This company has a Hispanic Mall in Oklahoma City called Plaza Mayor, so I think something like this is possible very soon.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby slimwhitman » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:41 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:I think Great Mall is too far away to bring in Hispanics from KCK and Independence Ave. I think Metro North, or Indian Springs would be better. This company has a Hispanic Mall in Oklahoma City called Plaza Mayor, so I think something like this is possible very soon.

There are a ton of ESL Hispanics all down the JoCo I-35 corridor.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby jbean3535 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:20 pm

slimwhitman wrote:
brewcrew1000 wrote:I think Great Mall is too far away to bring in Hispanics from KCK and Independence Ave. I think Metro North, or Indian Springs would be better. This company has a Hispanic Mall in Oklahoma City called Plaza Mayor, so I think something like this is possible very soon.

There are a ton of ESL Hispanics all down the JoCo I-35 corridor.


From managing the indoor amusement park, I can verify that the Hispanic population is quite large in Olathe. Also from the experience of working in the mall since 2006, I can tell you that they have many other issues they need to fix (Like the roof that has leaked over our $250k roller coaster and continually gotten worse over the past 3 years).

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby KCMax » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:34 pm

@ryankath
BREAKING: Another area mall gone. I've learned Great Mall of Great Plains in Olathe will close in mid-to-late fall 2015 @41ActionNews (1/3)

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby mistervinix » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:41 pm

KCMax wrote:
@ryankath
BREAKING: Another area mall gone. I've learned Great Mall of Great Plains in Olathe will close in mid-to-late fall 2015 @41ActionNews (1/3)


Good. Tear it down and start over.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby flyingember » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:07 pm

mistervinix wrote:
KCMax wrote:
@ryankath
BREAKING: Another area mall gone. I've learned Great Mall of Great Plains in Olathe will close in mid-to-late fall 2015 @41ActionNews (1/3)


Good. Tear it down and start over.


yes, at least 30 blocks closer to downtown

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby kcjak » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:22 pm

I smell a major TIF development in the near future.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby jbean3535 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:45 pm

Can confirm that it's closing from a few tenants that I work with in there. They let them all know this morning. It's been a long time coming but the place is a huge liability right now. Leaky roofs, black mold (from the leaky roofs), raw electrical out, broken stalls in the bathrooms, bunched up carpet, and I could go on and on.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby KCMax » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:52 pm

Olathe’s Great Mall closing this fall

VanTrust, the asset manager for the property, said it has “worked diligently to identify potential uses for the existing development.” But the structure, maintenance costs and layout do not support preservation of the current building. The developer is working with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council to determine the best use for the property, one that is in the interests of both the city and the community.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby mistervinix » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:05 pm

kcjak wrote:I smell a major TIF development in the near future.


Time to dust off those plans for the World Of Oz (or whatever they were going to call it) theme park.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby longviewmo » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:39 pm

GRID wrote:
kcdcchef wrote:and you really believe that the legends at strip mall west will not suffer a very similar fate in due time??


Oh, yea, with that location?  Shit, I gave it ten years 3 years ago.  Counting down....

The Legends will crash harder than bannister and great mall did.  Not enough people, horrible demographics, horrible visibility, extremely low traffic volumes, especially from out of town pass throughs, and extreme competition coming online in much more populated areas of town.

It will be a has been by 2012.  The strip malls with survive though.  Walmart, Target etc.  But look for Dave & Busters and Trex and places like that to be gone within 7 years.

I'm not saying I want that to happen, that's just my prediction.

And no amount of casinos and waterparks will change it.  Western WyCo needs about 200,000-300,000 more "middle class" residents to support that mall when the rest of the city quits going there.

You guys should really go read some of the earlier pages in this thread. There's great stuff.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby mgsports » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:19 pm

Sky Golf? Menards? Main Event? Shopko?,
It says Pad Sites will be torn down to.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby chaglang » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:00 am

longviewmo wrote:You guys should really go read some of the earlier pages in this thread. There's great stuff.

2006 was the year of Peak Emoji on the Rag.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby kansas » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:40 pm

I was at the city council meeting for the last tax district approval, for a "study and development plan". (I was there for another purpose) But I was trapped so had to listen to it all and read the filings out of interest. It was clearly bogus, a last payday for the owners. Good work if you can get it, the writing was on the wall even then though.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby pstokely » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:03 am

Where's the "Save the Great Mall" people?

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby pash » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:52 am

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby flyingember » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:25 pm

pash wrote:They're busy saving Westport's parking lots.


they're busy saying that the color of a building glass is bad based on renderings when the building has clear glass

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby grovester » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:37 pm

Ruh Roh.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby mgsports » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:14 am

The Pad Sies/Tosrus get to stay and Burlington Coat Factory has 2 years left on it's deal.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby StL_Dan » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:20 pm

The GMGP was a bad idea from the get go. Glad it's being leveled.

On the plus side - right across the street is OMC and affiliated/non affiliated, unattached doctors clinics and hotels are still in place in the GMGP parking lot. The hotel seems to be doing fairly well, although, I've never seen occupancy numbers. Holiday Inn's numbers must have been dreadful. She's been closed for a couple of years now, it seems. Creepy space.

That area is an interesting dichotomy of growth and death co-existing. Typical Johnson County commercial real estate madness.


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