Leavenworth Plaza in Leavenworth, Kansas is left destroyed with no particular plan since 2015, the day the demolition of the interior mall began. Leavenworth plaza was first built Leavenworth in 1967; it was an Indoor mall anchored by JC. penny, Montgomery ward, and Safeway. Duckwall-ALCO retail stores were added in 1972.
The Leavenworth plaza mall kept the city going and kept people coming back to the town, according to a hometown native who has been living in Leavenworth for more than 30 years.
People would come and see the bear statues in the mall, according to people who shopped there. Even though Leavenworth plaza kept the community closes, the business inside was all outdated. As time passed, stores in the mall began to close or leave to other locations, and at this time, people around the community of Leavenworth, Kansas, started to go to outdoor malls, which was the most popular thing at that time period. Many would say that legends mall, which was built in April 2006, could have played a big part in why people were more interested in going to outdoor malls at the time.
Jeide the man who owns other retail assets in the region wanted the property because of its proximity to the booming Kansas Speedway area and new retail projects in Leavenworth. Jeidel is considering “all possibilities for the value-add project, including redevelopment and a new tenant mix,” the release said.
He also, owns other retail assets in the region, he wanted the property because of its proximity to the booming Kansas Speedway area and new retail projects in Leavenworth. Jeidel is considering “all possibilities for the value-add project, including redevelopment and a new tenant mix,” the release said.
According to the Web site for Copaken, which was the mall’s leasing and management agent, Leavenworth Plaza is anchored by a Westlake Ace Hardware, and the rest of the mall is vacant. There is still hope that the Leavenworth plaza will become something one day; it is just a matter of when.
Donel Jack is a freshman and a communications major at the University of Saint Mary and competes in track and field at the institution.