McLain’s Market to close KU campus location after semester

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McLain’s Market will close its location on the University of Kansas campus after the semester, according to social media posts from the café Sunday.


The announcement that the lease was up for the location at 1420 Crescent Road came “with heavy hearts.”

“We started this journey at KU in 2018, and it’s been one wild ride since,” the post stated. “I guess you could think of us like 5th year seniors who are finally graduating.”

The second McLain’s Market, 2412 Iowa St., will remain open, according to the post.

“Thank you for all of the memories here on campus, KU,” the post concluded.

The building, which includes two apartment units on the third floor, housed the Jayhawk Bookstore for decades before that store closed in 2016.

The building is listed for sale for $3.825 million. The listing touts the location’s proximity to campus and student housing, suggesting that it is “Ideally suited for restaurants, bakery/coffee shops, a food hall, convenience-oriented uses for KU students, premier office space or configured for all of the above.”

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