In the Bag Cleaners to open 16th store

WICHITA — Dave Coyle is working on his 16th In the Bag Cleaners location.

He plans to open near the northwest corner of Central and Maize in November.

“We kind of jumped on this because it’s going to sit in front of that new Walmart,” Coyle says.

This will make his fifth west-side store.

“It really filled kind of a hole right in the middle of west Wichita for us,” Coyle says. “We didn’t have anything in that big 67212 zip code.”

There aren’t any similar holes on the east side, he says.

“This gives us a really good coverage for Wichita.”

Next, Coyle is turning his attention to Hutchinson, McPherson and Salina, where he doesn’t currently have any stores.

He hopes to have three or four new ones in those cities within the next year.

Coyle says there’s not necessarily growing dry cleaning business, but that’s not keeping his business from growing.

“We’re just working hard to try to take more market share.”