Overland Park Sears demolition underway on old Metcalf South Mall site

Overland Park Sears

The formers Sears building at Metcalf South near 97th and Metcalf Avenue is being demolished to make room for a larger redevelopment that calls for two restaurants, an office building and daycare. Photo credit Nikki Lansford.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the latest known iteration of a development plan for the 97th and Metcalf site, which is the subject of a neighborhood meeting Thursday, Sept. 1.

After several years of vacancy, a chapter is coming to a close for one of Overland Park’s oldest and, for some, most nostalgic structures.