Laham Development to build retail center at Tallgrass Plaza at 21st and Rock Road

WICHITA — Laham Development is building a new retail center at Tallgrass Plaza at the northeast corner of 21st and Rock Road where a BP filling station had been until a few weeks ago.

“We’re building a new, 6,200-square-foot retail center that will have space for two tenants,” says Cathy Erickson, Laham Development’s vice president.

One tenant, the Vitamin Shoppe, is already signed.

The store will take 3,000 square feet to sell nutritional products such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, supplements, homeopathic remedies, sports nutrition formulas and health and beauty aids.

Erickson says a deal with a second tenant for the remainder of the space is close.

Laham Development purchased the property, which is across from its Bradley Fair development on the southeast corner, in 2008.

“We’re . . . excited about the redevelopment of that corner since it is the third-busiest intersection in the city of Wichita,” Erickson says. “It hasn’t been used to its highest and best purpose in the past.”

The building should be ready by the end of the year.

Erickson says it will be “a very nice addition to the intersection.”