Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Northeast, Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

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Highlander wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:04 pm
I am reading in the Star that Tiffany will re-open on the Plaza. They cite new management wanted to re-assess their presence in KCMO.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 00770.html
Re-opening in March.Their website has yet to reflect this.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

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msmith011 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:31 am
Highlander wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:04 pm
I am reading in the Star that Tiffany will re-open on the Plaza. They cite new management wanted to re-assess their presence in KCMO.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 00770.html

Interestingly, LVMH’s Louis Vuitton has been eyeing the Kansas City market for years (KC is the largest US market that doesn’t have LV). Several years ago, execs apparently visited Oak Park Mall’s Nordstrom to evaluate a store-within-a-store there, but the mall wasn’t “nice enough.”

Even Birmingham Alabama has an LV!

I would agree with their assessment of Oak Park Mall. Even the Nordstrom's there feels very dated. Did they only look at Oak Park Mall?

It looks like most of the mid-sized city LV's are inside other stores in Malls. The Indianapolis version just opened a standalone location within the same mall.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

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normalthings wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:14 pm
msmith011 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:31 am
Highlander wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:04 pm
I am reading in the Star that Tiffany will re-open on the Plaza. They cite new management wanted to re-assess their presence in KCMO.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 00770.html

Interestingly, LVMH’s Louis Vuitton has been eyeing the Kansas City market for years (KC is the largest US market that doesn’t have LV). Several years ago, execs apparently visited Oak Park Mall’s Nordstrom to evaluate a store-within-a-store there, but the mall wasn’t “nice enough.”

Even Birmingham Alabama has an LV!

I would agree with their assessment of Oak Park Mall. Even the Nordstrom's there feels very dated. Did they only look at Oak Park Mall?

It looks like most of the mid-sized city LV's are inside other stores in Malls. The Indianapolis version just opened a standalone location within the same mall.
Yes, the Birmingham LV is inside Saks Fifth Avenue. I seem to recall our former Saks on the Plaza having an LV counter, but I can’t say for sure.

I assume if LV checked out Nordstrom at Oak Park Mall they also looked at the mall itself, the Plaza and maybe even Town Center.

I believe KC can support high-end retail, we’re just disadvantaged because it’s been spread out. Luxury tends to cluster; I think Nordstrom’s eventual move to the Plaza will be a big help in that regard. Anchors matter.

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The Tiffany site has been updated to state an early March reopening when you do a search for Kansas City. Good to see that it's coming back.

https://www.tiffany.com/jewelry-stores/

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