Ward Parkway Center

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Ward Parkway Center
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Coordinates 38°58′15″N 94°36′24″W / 38.97073°N 94.60668°W / 38.97073; -94.60668Coordinates: 38°58′15″N 94°36′24″W / 38.97073°N 94.60668°W / 38.97073; -94.60668
Address 8600 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Opening date 1959
Total retail floor area 800,000 square foot

Ward Parkway Center or Ward Parkway Mall is a shopping center located in Kansas City, Missouri on the Kansas/Missouri border line. The location surrounds the area from 85th Terrace to 89th Street on the North/South and State Line Road to Ward Parkway on the West/East. Once a two floor mall with a food court it now has one floor with the first floor enclosed. The mall itself is currently in a redevelopment phase and has been in business since 1959. Former stores Sam Goody, Gap, T.G.I. Friday's, The Limited, and Winstead's. Ward Parkway Center is the location of the first modern movie multiplex, with its original two screens (since renovated and expanded to 14 screens) still operated by AMC Theatres.

Anchors, Current and Former Tenants[edit]

  • Target - replaces Montgomery Ward in a new building at the same location
  • AMC Ward Parkway 14 Theatres Originally a tiny two-screen theater located near Montgomery Ward, later expanded to the new complex
  • Trader Joe's - one of two stores in the Kansas City area replaces Staples
  • Dillard's - later became Dillard's Clearance Center - (Demolished for redevelopment)
  • Staples - (Closed) - replaced by Trader Joe's
  • Montgomery Ward - (Closed) - old building was demolished and replaced by Target
  • Duff & Repp - a furniture store was there in the 1960s.
  • Kline's Department store was there in the 1960s.
  • Stein Mart was there from 1994- 2004.
  • Woolf Brothers - an upscale clothing store was there until 1991.
  • Stix, Baer & Fuller opened in 1973 then became Dillard's in 1984. Building demolished 2013-2014.
  • JC Penney was there until 2000.
  • Woolworth's was there until 1989.
  • Musicland
  • Playworld
  • Kroger was there until 1974 - became A&P now Traders Joe's.
  • Function Junction, a supplier of kitchen tools and gadgets
  • B. Dalton Booksellers
  • Putsch's Cafeteria
  • Wolferman's, a gourmet grocer was there in the 1960s
  • Jack Henry clothier was there until 1992.
  • The President's Shop, a men's store was there in the 1960s and the 1970s.
  • Hobby Lane, supplied model railroad and model airplane toys and accessories
  • Smaks, a fast-food hamburger chain local to the Kansas City area until 1984[1]
  • The Brothers Fish, a pet fish and aquarium supply store


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