A new store is going to open where Pier 1 Imports used to be at 4500 W. Kellogg, but it’s not a home decor store.
It’s Skechers, a California-based chain of casual and athletic shoes that’s second only to Nike in athletic shoe sales.
The deal is done for the 9,000-square-foot space, and the permit process is now making its way through the city.
This will be the only Skech… Read Article
Another healthy option is coming to Waterfront Plaza, but this time it’s not groceries, a fitness center or workout clothing.
Zoes Kitchen is a Birmingham, Ala.-based Mediterranean chain that’s going to open in front of Whole Foods Market at the northwest corner of 13th and Webb Road.
“It’s a kind of a fresh, healthy concept,” says the Waterfront… Read Article
Supplement Giant will be opening in Derby in the next couple of weeks.
The Ragsdale family has been in the business for almost 30 years and is opening a store in the Spring Creek shopping center at Madison and Rock Road.
“This will be store No. 7,” says Wayne Ragsdale, who owns the business with his wife, Lisa, and their sons Jason, Ryan and Jared.
They own four stores in Denver … Read Article
A couple of Wichitans who didn’t know each other but who had each looked into opening a Brain Balance franchise here are now going to do it together.
“Corporate matched us,” says Michelle Robertson. “We just really hit it off.”
She says she and Amy Downing have complementary skills that will each benefit the business.
“Brain Balance is a nonmedic… Read Article
The Waterfront at 13th and Webb Road has landed its first tenant for a new 17,000-square-foot retail center it’s preparing to build just east of Bonefish Grill.
Bassett Home Furnishings is going to take 10,000 square feet there and should open before the holiday season late this year.
The Virginia-based chain has 90 stores nationally, most of which are owned by the company, as … Read Article
Twenty years ago, a dry cleaning business at Mill Creek Village at Central and Rock Road wanted to add alterations, and Satish and Juliana Chary opened Quickstitch in about 150 square feet above the store.
Eventually, they expanded into 2,000 square feet next door.
Now, the Charys are expanding again, this time back into the space where they first started pl… Read Article
UPDATED –The Waterfront is going to get just a bit brighter thanks to its latest deal.
Accent Lighting is going to build a new store at the development at 13th and Webb Road.
The store, which currently is in Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn, will be east of Bonefish Grill and behind Dillehay Orthodontics.
“Our entire operati… Read Article
Inter-Faith Ministries has its warehouse.
Apex Engineering International LLC is offering the nonprofit organization a 30,000-square-foot warehouse space to help facilitate the annual Operation Holiday program, which collects food, toys and blankets for those in need.
Inter-Faith stakeholders now can breathe a sigh of … Read Article
Wichita fans of Anthony’s Farmhouse 5 who aren’t fans of the hour it takes to get there will be happy with Cheris Coggins’ news.
She’s opening a second furniture and home decor store in Wichita.
“I just thought, you know, it’s now or never,” says the 55-year-old.
Coggins is opening Urban Int… Read Article
Hey, west-siders, are you hungry for some breakfast?
You’re soon going to have a couple of new options at 29th and Maize Road.
IHOP franchisee Ali Issa plans to open a new IHOP next to the Sam’s Club at 29th and Maize Road next year.
That happens to be across the road from where a yet-to-be-named full-service breakfast restaurant is going to… Read Article
It doesn’t take extensive research to figure out how popular pets are, seemingly more now than ever.
That’s what’s inspiring Cliff Premer to open a Pet Supplies Plus franchise. He’ll open the store in 6,267 square feet at Tallgrass Plaza at the northeast corner of 21st and Rock Road in the first quarter of next year.
“I’ve… Read Article
A local development group wants to purchase the former Commerce Plaza building in downtown Wichita and convert the site into a Hilton Garden Inn hotel.
And the development entity, Wichita Downtown Hotel, wants the city’s blessing to create a community improvement district to help pull off the conversion.
Commerce Plaza is at 401 E. Douglas in downtown Wichita… Read Article
There’s a lot happening at Mill Creek Village, the retail center just north of Starbucks at Central and Rock.
A new ownership group, which prefers not to be named, has signed two new tenants to the center and will be making upgrades to the property as well. That includes additional landscaping, new paint and lights and a replacement for part of the roof. More … Read Article
Sedgwick County’s newest tag office, at the former Dillons store at Douglas and Meridian, was unveiled to the public Thursday during a ribbon cutting and open house.
“This is one of those things we get to celebrate in the community, but that doesn’t happen very often,” said Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Jim Howell. “We want to celebrate big.”… Read Article
A new restaurant is coming to 1515 N. Broadway where Doc’s Steak House had been from 1952 until it closed in late 2014.
A couple who currently has a traditional Mexican restaurant will be moving to the space.
The restaurateurs don’t want to be named yet, but Bernardo Flores of Fiesta Real Estateconfirms the sale of the building.
He and&nbs… Read Article
A new addition to one of Wichita’s prominent developments is nearly at capacity thanks to a flurry of leasing activity over the past year.
The Waterfront Plaza addition near the northwest corner of 13th Street North and Webb Road had only two remaining spaces as of mid-May.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the way things have leased up,”… Read Article
First came the trunk show in 2014.
That was Wichita’s initial introduction to Lululemon Athletica, the Vancouver-based company that prefers to test markets first with shows, then with a showroom – not a traditional store.
That’s what Wichita got last summer when Lululemon opened a showroom in 1,344 square feet at the Shops at Tallgrass&n… Read Article
The partners of Wichita’s Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Alliance haven’t been looking to get into the restaurant business, and they weren’t even looking for restaurant space to move into.
That’s what they’re now doing, though, by moving their east-side office to the former Ciao Italian Kitchen space at the Wat… Read Article
Andover is getting a Dunkin’ Donuts, according to a news release on Thursday.
The coffee and doughnut shop chain location will be at the retail center at 321 S. Andover Road, at the intersection of Kellogg and Andover, according to a release from Landmark Commercial Real Estate.
Landmark president Brad Saville handled the sale of the property for the b… Read Article
There are lots of recommendations for daily exercise that lots of people ignore, but what if your doctor told you all you needed was two 20-minute workouts a week?
“It sounded too good to be true,” says spine surgeon Jeremy Stallbaumer.
That’s what he’s now recommending, though, with the Exercise Coach. It&rsquo… Read Article