Here's the money line:
"Nordstrom has pushed its Plaza store opening back to fall 2022, citing the impact of the pandemic. Several chain stores have closed their Plaza locations since March — Sur La Table, Mac cosmetics, Sperry Top-sider — along with local tenants such as Parkway Social Kitchen and T. Loft. That’s left the Plaza with more than two dozen dark storefronts.
"Still, Oak Park Mall isn’t faring much better with more than a dozen empty spaces."
Just two years ago, the Country Club Plaza seemed poised for a bright future under new owners. Kansas City's iconic outdoor shopping center enticed Nordstrom to leave rival Oak Park Mall and open a new store anchoring the Plaza's west side in 2021. They also signed New York-based cult favorite Shake Shack for a prominent corner.