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Anderson Photo Company
Harkins Commercial Pho...
J C Nichols Company
'The Right Mix'
New owner, Highwoods Properties, assures the neighborhood groups that the Brookside Shopping Center will not change..
'Totally Different' Shopping
May 13, 2006
Article about another shopping mall in Johnson County. Developers say that Park Place, at 117th and Nall in Leawood, will be a "mixed-use" shopping center with residential, entertainment, and shopping....
75 Years of Growth and Service: J. C. Nichols Co.
Article on shopping center and residential developments by the real estate company in Prairie Village, Brookside, etc.
A Century of Growth in Retail: Retail Evolves from Downtown to Suburban Centers
Retrospective article detailing the history of retail in Kansas City.
A Colorful Shop Building: First Structure Completed in Country Club Plaza Development Is Brightened by American Adaptation of Spanish Motif
Photos and article about "the first building to be completed in the very ambitious Country Club Plaza business development outlined in that general vicinity by the J. C. Nichols Company." Designed in "Spanish...
A Great American Idea: A New Town Comes to Life in Downtown Kansas City
Photos and article about the multi-use complex of Crown Center in Midtown Kansas City with hotels, shopping (including the Hallmark Cards headquarters), and apartments, etc.
A Look at Frank Morgan
Photos, illustration, map (of his real estate holdings north of the river), and biographical article about Frank Sherman Morgan, or Frank Morgan, a "low profile" business executive and real estate developer...
A Visit with Santa
Appearances of Santa Clauses at the various shopping malls.
Agency Backs Razing of Mall
October 14, 2004
Article discusses the plan to demolish the "outmoded Blue Ridge Mall and replace it with 600,000 square feet of new retail development, including a Wal-Mart." The plan is supported by the Kansas City Tax...
Banker Morgan's Legacy Still Touches Lives and Shapes a City
May 11-17, 2007
Frank Morgan died in 1993 and was very influential in the development of the Kansas City metro area. He "had a hand in the construction of Town Pavilion, One Kansas City Place and 12 Wyandotte Plaza, among...
Bannister Mall Slides into History
June 1, 2007
Bannister Mall, once a premier Kansas City shopping destination in the 1980s and 1990s, finally shut down May 31, 2007. The site's future is unknown.
Bannister Mall To Close May 31
April 21, 2007
After 27 years in operation, Bannister Mall is set to close its doors on May 31, 2007. The article reports on development ideas for the Bannister site, including razing the mall structure and building...
Bannister Mall's Costly Lesson
September 5, 2010
Article cites Bannister Mall as an example of the Kansas City area's failure to practice sustainable development. Suburban sprawl will cost the area large sums to build new infrastructure, according to...
Bannister Mall's Last Anchor, Sears, Closing By Early April
January 17, 2006
The Sears store has been a part of Bannister Mall for 25 years, but is now scheduled to close in early April, 2006. Bannister Mall is located at 5600 E. Bannister Road, has 1.2 million-square-foot of space,...
Bannister Plan Sees a Victory
April 14, 2011
A new plan for the reuse of the former Bannister Mall site at Interstate 435 and Bannister Road by Trails Properties II was unanimously endorsed by the Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission. The...
Big City Weekend Vacations for Two: Kansas City
Photo and description of the tourist attractions in Kansas City as a weekend travel destination, with its "new Crown Center" and other attractions around the city.
Birthplace of Legends
November 5, 2005
The Legends shopping center at Village West is a first for Wyandotte County. It will bring nearly 100 new shopping and entertainment sites and could create aas many as 2,500 jobs. Besides the benefits...
Blight Crawlers: Bannister Mall Developers Feed on the Bottom
Article about Bannister Mall and attempts to attract developers.
Blue Ridge Shopping Center Writes Modern-Day Development Chapter
Article about the planning and construction of the new shopping mall at 40 Highway and Blue Ridge Boulevard, originally the property of German farmer August Reich. Planning done with consultation of the...
Briarcliff Village Welcomes Nell Hill's
December 8, 2007
Description of Mary Carol Garrity's new shop opening in Briarcliff in November 2007. Her main enterprises are in Atchison, Kansas, and consist of G. Diebolts, her bed, bath and fabric store, Garrity's...
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