WICHITA — George Holland of Holland Ventures has landed his first tenant for the cow town-themed development he’s starting on more than 11 acres near the northwest corner of Kellogg and Tyler.
Subway Sandwiches will open in 1,400 square feet later this year.
Holland says Subway spent a “long time conversating back and forth” on the deal.
“They’ve been talking to me since … 2001,” he says. “We’ve been trying to get something going.”
Initially, Subway wanted to buy property, but eventually the chain settled on a long-term lease instead.
Leon Moeder of Moeder & Associates helped handle the deal.
There’s another 3,500 square feet left to lease next to Subway along with lots of room in the rest of the development.
The former Horn, which closed a month ago, also is available for lease. It has 3,700 square feet with a kitchen and sits next to Holland’s new development.
Holland purchased the yet-to-be-named development’s buildings from the defunct Wild West World and originally planned to remodel them so they no longer had a western theme.
He’s changed his mind, though.
“We’re going to keep it the old town look.”