West Elm will open in the former Pottery Barn space on the Country Club Plaza
April 8, 2014
The Kansas City Star
"West Elm, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, sells an assortment of home products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen items and gifts.
It plans a fall opening at 400 W. 47th St., at the corner of 47th Street and Broadway.
In a statement, Glenn Stephenson, vice president of the Kansas City division of Highwoods Properties, said the store will be a “fantastic addition to the Plaza’s great lineup of exclusive retailers.”
Pottery Barn closed in January after nearly 20 years of operations on the Plaza.
West Elm, which was launched in 2002, previously had an area store in Leawood’s One Nineteen shopping center, now called Town Center Crossing.
It opened in the middle of 2008 and closed in early 2010, along with three other West Elm locations in California, Ohio and Virginia.
However, the company also opened new stores that year.
There are currently about 60 West Elm retail stores in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe."