With demolition under way, a final look inside Metcalf South Mall

A rendering of signage proposed for the new Lowe's-anchored development on the site.
A rendering of signage proposed for the new Lowe’s-anchored development on the site.

Construction crews last week began demolition of Metcalf South Mall. Opened in 1967, the mall was for decades a fixture of Overland Park commerce. But the facility saw waning interest from retailers and consumers over its final years as shopping patterns changed. LANE4 Property Group and The Kroenke Group purchased the property in 2014 and shuttered it later that year.

The group first proposed an ambitious mixed-use development for the site and adjacent parcels across 95th Street to the north, but the development did not win support from the Overland Park governing body. LANE4 instead proposed a more traditional retail development and announced it would be anchored by a new Lowe’s.

Local photographer and videographer Josh Weinstock marked the occasion by putting together a video with images from the interior of the mall before demolition began.