The Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center is a sprawling 303,000 square foot lifestyle shopping center located within the capital city of Topeka, Kansas.
The Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center is a sprawling 303,000 square foot lifestyle shopping center located within the capital city of Topeka, Kansas. The shopping center features several restaurants (Japanese , Mexican, and American), great coffee shops, live music, pets, cards, cosmetics, unique gifts, office supplies, printing, hair salons, artwork, anything for your kitchen, martial arts, dance lessons, fabric, smoothies, pies, safari travel, gas for your car, full-service car wash, a bank, Christian books and merchandise, insurance, cell-phone services, fine jewelry, nail salon, shoe and foot care, gymnastics, music store, grocery store, pharmacy, the list goes on and on. The shopping center is located at the corner of 21st Street and Fairlawn Road on the West side of Topeka. The Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center features four anchor retailers – Dillons, Office Max / Copy Max, Walgreens and Bank of America.
The land on which Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center exists today was originally farmland. In the early 1960’s, a Topeka businessman Charles R. Bennett purchased 160 acres from the Smith family, designating 30 acres for the construction of the Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center. The shopping center was built by Bennett Construction Company who also built Kansas University’s Allen Field House and Kansas State’s original Ahern Field House in the early 1950's.
The first building to go up was a gas station at the corner of 21st and Fairlawn, followed by two anchor stores, Woolco and Jerry Lewis Theatres.
The Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center has been a long-standing Topeka community supporter and has helped organizations like the Topeka Symphony, Mulvane Art Center, KTWU Public Television, Children’s Miracle Network, Friends of the Topeka Zoo, Helping Hands Humane Society, German-American Club of Topeka, Mexican Fiesta of Oakland, Arthritis Foundation, Topeka Civic Theatre, Visit Topeka, and most recently Children’s Discovery Museum.
Fairlawn Plaza Leasing Office
Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center is operated by Fairlawn Plaza LLC. Randy Austin, the managing member, has been in charge of the shopping center for over 26 years. Mr. Austin and his staff are committed to helping retailers in the shopping center thrive as part of the Fairlawn Plaza family.
Contact the Leasing Office here.