The managers of Mission Road Antique Mall say they’re looking for a space to relocate the popular business after their lease in the current space at Corinth Square South expires at the end of 2018.
Owner Casey Ward said she and many of the merchants who sell goods in the 50,000 square foot space that includes part of the old Woolford Farms barn in Prairie Village have been hearing from people who assumed that the operation had already closed as First Washington Realty explores redevelopment of the center.
“People seem to think we are already closed,” Ward said. “We are still here, still full of fabulous merchandise, and still open seven days a week until December of 2018.”
Since opening in 1994, the mall has become an antiquing destination in the Kansas City area, and currently houses more than 300 vendors, who sell an assortment of goods from jewelry to pottery to light fixtures and art.
The managers say they fully intend to continue operating the business after the Corinth lease expires, but they haven’t solidified a relocation destination at this point.
First Washington first approached the city of Prairie Village about the possibility of redeveloping the Corinth Square South property last summer. The city’s finance committee rejected the company’s public incentives package request for the project in September, after which First Washington indicated it planned to hold a public input session to get feedback on ideas for the property early this year. Prairie Village city administrator Wes Jordan told the council recently that First Washington had “pushed pause” on the input session plans for now.