With McDonald’s most likely moving into Normandie at Central and Woodlawn, NuWay will be moving from its home of more than three decades.
“The new landlord has done a lot to accommodate us to get into a new spot,” Chris Stong said.
NuWay has been in a freestanding building in the middle of Normandie, which will be demolished to make room for a McDonald’s with a two-lane drive-through.
The McDonald’s deal was handled by Don Piros and Scott Harper with Landmark Commercial Real Estate.
Around mid-may, NuWay will move to the former Ann’s Fashion space between Il Primo Espresso Café and the new Yokohama Ramen Izakaya.
Stong said it would have been nice to have a drive-through with the move, but it just wasn’t possible.
He said the Normandie Center NuWay has always been like the original NuWay in Delano, with waitress service at bar stools and tables.
Stong said stores without drive-throughs “were hurt much worse by COVID because there’s no easy way to get in and get out like there is with a drive-through”.
However, even without a drive-through, he said it was important to stay near Normandie.
“We wanted to be there because that’s where our customers know that we’re at, and it’s been a great place for us for over 30 years.”
The Normandie Center is managed by John Potts of Landmark Commercial Property Management.
Stong said the best part of the move is that even for customers who didn’t realize the restaurant has moved, they’ll be able to instantly see it.
“It’s literally in the same parking lot.”
Full article on The Wichita Eagle by Carrie Rengers.