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Silpada Designs now says it has been losing money since 2010 in deciding to close

Changing lifestyles made retail jewelry parties in the home harder to hold, reps harder to recruit

Business remained profitable, but a “stark realization” it was not sustainable led to shutdown

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New plan for Metcalf South property includes Lowe’s store

A new plan for razing and replacing the closed Metcalf South Shopping Center calls for a Lowe’s Home Improvement store to be built along with smaller retail stores around the site perimeter. Lane4 Property Group, rebuffed by Overland Park city planners in its first, larger redevelopment proposal, on Wednesday submitted a new $80 million vision for only the southeast quadrant of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue.
Monty Davis and John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
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