Antioch Center

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Antioch Center   
Antioch Center Mall entrance.jpg
Antioch Center
Location

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

  
Coordinates 39°11′31″N 94°32′49″W / 39.1920°N 94.5470°W / 39.1920; -94.5470Coordinates: 39°11′31″N 94°32′49″W / 39.1920°N 94.5470°W / 39.1920; -94.5470
Opening date 1956
Closing date

2012

 
Developer

 

  
Management

 

  
Owner

Antioch Redevelopment Partners, LLC

  
No. of stores and services

 

  
No. of anchor tenants

2

  
Total retail floor area

800,000 square feet (74,000 m2)

  
No. of floors

1

  
Parking

 

  
Website   

Antioch Center was An open air type center with the center portion not enclosed, later as "malls", became more popular it was enclosed, shopping mall it was located in the northern part of Kansas City, Missouri, United States, just south of the border for Gladstone, MO. The mall opened in 1956, and was once home to the first location for ShowBiz Pizza Place.[1] It also housed a branch of the Forum Cafeterias, the chain's first suburban location.

At the time of demolition in January 2012, Antioch Center was a dead mall, with only two anchor stores, Burlington Coat Factory and Sears, and one inline store with an exterior entrance. Because of the mall's high vacancy rate, it was demolished and is slated for redevelopment.[2]

History[edit]

The mall began business as an open-air shopping center in 1956, with about 80 store spaces on two  levels.[3][4] In 1974, a Sears store was added.[3] Further renovation came in 1978, when the mall was fully enclosed.[5] After the enclosure, most of the stores had both an interior entrance, as well as an exterior entrance. Macy's (Kansas City division) was an original anchor store. It was converted to the Dillard's nameplate in 1986 and that of Burlington Coat Factory in 1992. Other anchor stores that operated at the mall included Levitz Furniture, as well as Payless Cashways, a home improvement store.[6][7]

In mid-1990s, the mall began a downward spiral. The mall's only remaining stores were Catherine's Plus Sizes, and the anchors Sears and Burlington Coat Factory. Plans were announced in October 2004 to rebuild the dying mall as a 450,000-square-foot (42,000 m2) open-air, mixed use complex, consisting of several big box stores.[8][9] This redevelopment was stymied by the economic recession of the late 2000s and was not carried out. This left Antioch Center in an ever-advancing state of decay and neglect, until it was finally demolished in January, 2012.

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