WICHITA — For years, Rick Hoppe has been borrowing his neighbor’s parking lot for deliveries.
Hoppe owns Special Products, which sells medical equipment and supplies for children and young adults with disabilities.
His 4,000-square-foot site at 243 N. Mathewson has a small alley that his main supplier can’t navigate with its trucks.
That’s where his neighbor’s parking lot comes in.
“It’s just worked wonderfully all these years,” Hoppe says.
He’s been notified that the arrangement won’t work anymore, though, so Hoppe is moving to 4,600 square feet at 311 S. Laura.
Joe Verbeckmoes of Walter Morris & Son handled the lease.
Hoppe says the site is still close to major highways, so that’s good.
He’d prefer not to move from his home of more than eight years, but Hoppe says, “That’s OK. It’s about time for a change.”