Payless headquarters to be auctioned online as more positions eliminated

Published: Oct. 21, 2018 at 2:24 PM CDT
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Several additional job positions were eliminated Friday at Payless Shoesource, according to the Topeka Capital Journal.

This was due to an adjustment of the company’s merchandising department, and the company will begin an online auction of its Topeka headquarters Monday,October 22nd.

The Capital Journal reports that about 35 merchandising positions were affected, with positions transferred to Dallas or eliminated.

The building at 3231 S.E. 6th Ave will be auctioned online Monday through Wednesday. The bid starts at $1.2 million.

The website says Payless Shoesource occupies 39,000 square feet of office space, 24,000 square feet for the data center, and 15,000 square feet for its shipping area.

Payless will continue to lease the data center for two years, and then will have the option for two one year extensions.

The Capital Journal states that the company plans to keep an 18-month lease of the office and shipping space after the sale. Two six month extensions are possible.

Payless first put its corporate headquarters in Topeka up for sale in December of 2017. It was reported then that the company was seeking $8.5 million dollars for the headquarters.