Grocers Warehouse _ 2014

The Mothership

Kansas City, MO _ 60,000 sqft
Architecture, Interior Design, Build, Fabrication
Photo Credit _ Kevin Moravec, Jake Farmer, Gavin Snider & Sam Small for Hufft

Grocer’s Warehouse is a two-building development, built in 1949 as a Wolferman’s grocery warehouse. They did it all here: baked cookies and muffins, smoked meat and cured sausages, made candy and mayonnaise, and stored spices and frozen goods. Later the building held a graphics and screen printing shop. The development sits at the base of Roanoke Park near the intersection of Karnes Boulevard and the historic cobblestone portion of Roanoke Road.

We moved our Kansas City office here in 2014, and have continued to improve what had been a dilapidated property into an active mixed-use development. Our design studio and fabrication shop make up a majority of the east building, and are together on one floor, in one room, separated only by glass walls. Our space allows us to bring our team together, communicate and solve problems collaboratively, and design, create, fabricate and furnish better than we ever have before.

Tenant spaces line the south edge of the east building adjacent to our fabrication shop, including Real Fitness and the corporate office for ZancTank, known in Kansas City as Red Door Grill. A two-story portion on the building’s west side is home to 14 residential rental units known as Studio Lofts Apartments. The west building is home to additional tenants, including commercial furniture dealer PURE Workplace Solutions and local print company MEDiAHEAD. Employees and residents of the Grocer’s Warehouse development work and live directly across the street from historic Roanoke Park, and are centrally located to the Westport, Crossroads, Plaza and downtown Kansas City areas.

For more information about Grocer’s Warehouse and leasing, visit the website.