Despite Financial Woes, Kansas Mall Continues Operations Amid Bankruptcy Filing

Ash Jurberg

Bankruptcy Looms for Kansas Mall, but Doors Remain Open for Shoppers

Despite battling financial issues, the popular Metcalf Antique Mall in Overland, Kansas, is back open to the public.

The mall, home to 150 antique dealers, sits within the Regency Park Shopping Center in Overland. Metcalf owes around $60,000 and filed for bankruptcy, leading to the Kansas Department of Revenue and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office seizing the antique mall’s assets.

As a result, the antique mall was closed for several days, with a sign on the entrance stating the mall " is now in the possession of the state of Kansas.” Metcalf has since reopened.

In the bankruptcy filing, the business listed estimated assets of less than $50,000 and estimated liabilities between $100,000 and $500,000.

In a Facebook post, the mall's owner, Andrew Rowland, said:

"We are a community here at MAM and I want all of you to know I am working around the clock to resolve the issue. I am facing many challenges as the goalpost seem to keep moving. We've all seen on the news and social media how some prefer to focus on the negative instead of rallying with positivity and support to help a great place like MAM keep its doors open. Dealing with the state government is indeed a challenge .”

Many of the antique dealers operating in the mall offered messages of support in the comments.

Metcalf Antique Mall first opened in September 2022.

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