PT’s Coffee submits plans to transform abandoned Mac’s 66 station on Metcalf into coffee shop

The abandoned Mac’s 66 station on Metcalf is set to get a new life as a coffee shop.

The empty Mac’s 66 gas station – once a local emblem of mid-century modern architecture – has sat unchanged in the two years since the Overland Park City Council gave the go-ahead to develop a coffee shop there. This month enough permits finally have been issued to put things in motion on its redevelopment into a PT’s Coffee, said Fred Polzin, co-founder of the Topeka-based coffee business.

The company and city have worked out many details about getting the site at 8139 Metcalf Avenue in downtown Overland Park ready for its upgrade, Polzin said. “They’ve been working hard, it’s just been very slow,” he said.

But now that preliminary permits have been issued, he expects the site to come together quickly.