Moonlight Commons Shopping Center...

…Is a shopping center located in Gardner, Kansas, home of The Trailblazers at Gardner Edgerton High School.

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The Bristol Groupe developed Moonlight Commons Shopping Center years before the BNSF Rail and Truck Intermodal; LogisticsKC was a glimmer in the eye of Kansas’ economic developers like Southwest Economic Development Corporation, the Gardner Chamber of Commerce, and the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Moonlight Commons Shopping Center

Gardner Kansas History

Moonlight CommonsThe Bristol Groupe was recruited by Mayor Carol Lehman to bring Gardner Development and shopping to the next level. 

Mayor Lehman had seen our properties in Lawrence Kansas and she took a risk and asked us to take a look at Gardner to put our next shopping center.

At first, we were resistant Gardner, was a sleepy town that had not had a ton of investment. Mayor Lehman took us on a tour that lasted a couple of hours and we fell in love with the area. We started to look for sites and found our location on Moonlight Road.

 

Gardner was the location where the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe divided many pioneers crossed through the area. It was founded

Gardner KS History
Photo Credit – Gardner Historical Museum

as a Freestate community largely populated by people from Massachusets who came to make sure that Kansas remained free.

Gardner has had a few famous people that came from the area, one of note is Ray McIntire an engineer who graduated from the University of Kansas. Born in Gardner, in 1918 he later went to work for Dow Chemical and invented polystyrene, commonly called Styrofoam.

Bubba Starling a number one draft pick by the Royals from Gardner KS graduated as a star athlete from GEHS. John Means is another MLB player that played with Bubba and is now a pitcher for the Orioles. Gardner is very proud of these young men.

The Bristol Groupe Retail Development & Leasing

Moonlight Commons is an all masonry building that was a catalyst for growth in the Gardner, KS area. When we broke ground in 2004, there was no Wal-Mart, nor many other commercial buildings in the area.

After college, John Cosentino opened the Price Chopper, and that was the main shopping center until Moonlight Commons opened in 2005. Others came and started projects after The Bristol Groupe acted as a catalyst by making a significant commitment bringing Moonlight Commons a big investment in Gardner’s future.

Today Moonlight Commons still looks like it is brand new. The Bristol Groupe develops, owns, and manages all of its retail properties. One of our sayings is no one cares like the owners.

Gardner Kansas Proud

We are proud of Moonlight Commons Shopping Center, our tenants deserve the nicest, cleanest, trouble-free experience we can create for them. We know they are proud to be in the center and their clients appreciate the cleanliness and attention to detail that the center offers.

Tenants at Moonlight Commons Shopping Center

The Shoppes at Waverly Plaza coming soon!

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