Fairway’s Russell Stover location closes permanently

Russell Stover Candies in Fairway, 2814 Shawnee Mission Parkway, is closed. The sign has been taken down and a dumpster sits in the front parking lot.

UPDATE: The Fairway location closed on April 18, according to a statement from the Russell Stover brand. The decision was made in January 2020 to “implement organizational changes” based on consumer changes, according to the statement.

“Decisions like this are never easy and we deeply value our employees and the communities we serve, which is why we committed to providing affected employees the support they needed during this transition, including enhanced severance benefits and outplacement services to pursue new career opportunities,” the statement reads.

ORIGINAL STORY: Russell Stover’s long-running Fairway shop has permanently closed.

The Russell Stover Candies sign has been taken down from the building at 2814 Shawnee Mission Parkway. A  note on the front doors state “this location is closed” and encourages customers to visit a different Kansas City area store, including the one in Merriam.

Russell Stover officials have not responded to an inquiry about the reason behind the closure.