Monday, July 11, 2016

Goodbye Golden Ghetto Great Mall

Internets killed real world retail as the shopping mall becomes a thing of the past and this mecca of local commerce comes tumbling town. Take a look: Demolition begins on Olathe's Great Mall of the Great Plains

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh. I had some really bad times in that mall.

Anonymous said...

When they tore down the building did they find any of the leftover millions of taxpayer subsidies this fiasco cost?
None at all?
Didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

I bet the investors are still puking over the losses associated with this giant brain fart.

Anonymous said...

Built right at the time that amazon.com was starting to gain traction.

Just brilliant foresight on all levels.

Anonymous said...

The new normal for commercial real estate. Build it with tax breaks then tear it down after 25-30 years.

Anonymous said...

Any cities investing in brick and mortar retail in any way need to have their collective anal cavity checked to make sure there is room for the whole nine yards when the results comes back to bite them. With the exception of pharmaceuticals, building materials, hardware and groceries the game is just about over. At best the future will see mostly online ordering with a local pickup/delivery options via an order processing center.

Anonymous said...

Never went there. I figured it'd go the way of Bannister Mall. Is that what killed it, besides the internet?

Anonymous said...

The final blow at Bannister was the super Walmart (Hypermat). That was like fly paper for coons.