Metcalf South Mall interior entrance – dead mall – Kansas City – July 2014

Metcalf South Mall interior entrance - dead mall - Kansas City - July 2014

Metcalf South Mall opened in Overland Park, KS at the corner of Metcalf Avenue and 95th Street in 1967 as the first enclosed shopping mall in the Kansas City area. It thrived for decades as the premier indoor shopping destination in the region. By the 1990’s, a plethora of other indoor and outdoor shopping centers had sprung up around the area and tenants began to leave Metcalf South. By the mid 2000’s, the majority of the facility was empty except for two anchor stores (Sears and Macy’s), the small Glenwood Theater, and a handful of small boutique shops scattered throughout the cavernous structure. In the spring of 2014, the original owner / developer of the property MD Management finally sold Metcalf South to Lane4 Property Group. The sale did not include the section of the building owned by Sear’s. As of July 1, 2014 plans for the redevelopment of the property have not been publicly announced. Lane 4 did ask for the public’s suggestions on what to do with the property through two public in-person forums and through the website: www.thenewmetcalf.com/