The Great Mall of the Great Plains
This 109-acre development land is located at the intersection of 151st Street, I-35 and Highway 169 in Olathe, Kansas. Previously the site of an indoor mall that consisted of approximately 1 million square feet of enclosed retail space. The mall opened in 1997. It later shuttered its doors in the Fall of 2015 after it struggled to recover from economic downturn and changes in customer shopping habits. The building structure, maintenance costs and layout could not sustain the preservation of the building. The Great Olathe Center LLC, an entity of the Van Tuyl Group, demolished the mall in 2016.