Mid-States Distributing, LLC has purchased the 725,769-square-foot former Toys R Us Kansas City distribution center at 420 SE Thompson Drive in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
The U.S. and Canadian farm and ranch retail store cooperative will commence operations in the facility by the end of the year with immediate plans to hire between 30 and 35 employees within the next month to launch the operation.
Mid-States plans to invest more than $35 million in its new Lee’s Summit distribution center. The new facility will serve as a centralized distribution point servicing its member stores throughout the United States and Canada. Its highway access and proximity just minutes from I-49, I-435 and I-70 offers premier access to Mid-States’ network of 39 member companies and their nearly 700 retail locations across 35 states and 5 Canadian Provinces.
The vacated Toys R Us Kansas City distribution facility made national headlines when the retailer folded in early 2018. However, brisk demand for large, tenant-ready industrial space meant that the property sold quickly.