Kansas City Mall Renaissance?!?

Not exactly.

In fact . . . One of our favorite local reporters offers a peek at the tough rough ahead for retail that, like most things up to and including Insta-hotties, is more easily procured online.

The overview . . .

"Those regional malls throbbed with commerce from the 1960s until the mid-1990s. Since then, though, household names like Metcalf South, Bannister Mall, Indian Springs, Metro North, Blue Ridge, Antioch Center and Mission Center have been closed and demolished for new uses in the face of changing retail habits and the rise of online shopping. 

"Today, only two enclosed regional malls remain intact in the Kansas City area — crosstown rivals Independence Center and Oak Park Mall. "

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Kansas City Shopping Malls at an Economic Crossroads

While new owners plan to revive the Country Club Plaza, Oak Park Mall and Independence Center - the area's last enclosed malls - face different futures.