Wal-Mart keeps eyeing Wichita intersections for Neighborhood Markets

WICHITA — The Wal-Mart way is, not surprisingly, to not talk about any of its deals for new stores until they’re practically built — and maybe not even then.

But sources say the Arkansas retailer is still heavily scouting Wichita for more potential Neighborhood Markets.

As Have You Heard? previously reported, Wal-Mart has plans for its smaller grocery concept at Central and Maize and at Central and West.

Also, 31st South and Seneca is still percolating.

Though the company has looked at just about every important intersection in the city — and beyond — a few places that may be of particular interest keep popping up.

The chain is seriously eyeing Providence Square, the former KenMar shopping center, at 13th and Oliver. A letter of intent may even be imminent.

Also, Marina Lakes on the southwest corner of 21st and Amidon is on Wal-Mart’s radar.

There’s long been a buzz about the store coming there, and there’s still a chance, which is welcome news to residents in the area who are hoping something revives that corner.

We’ll keep you posted.