Metro North Shopping Center, a fixture in the northern Kansas City metro area since 1976, will shut down next Tuesday except for the Macy’s attached to the west end of the mall. The mall owner said the closing would help move redevelopment plans forward.
When the two-level indoor mall opened, it had four department store anchors. But now only Macy’s, which owns its building, and a couple of other retailers remain.
Last June, Metro North Co. LLC and two affiliates proposed a $200 million makeover of the mall. They want to demolish the center and replace it with a more compact, shopable, one-story indoor mall. It would serve as the centerpiece of a revived 2-mile-long retail district. Other Metro North redevelopment plans have come and gone over the years.