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KANSAS CITY, KS—The rise of e-commerce kicked off a construction boom in this centrally-located metro area. But the need for distribution centers that can reach a huge swathe of the continent is also helping fill up older, class B facilities. Overstock.com, Inc., one of the world’s largest online home goods and furniture retailers, has decided to open a distribution center at 5300 Kansas Ave. in Kansas City, KS, a 517,000-square-foot building constructed in 1970. LoopNet listed the property’s price as $14.95 million.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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