WICHITA — The former Kwan Court space has sold, but not to a restaurant.
Oklahoma City-based My Dentist is taking the space at 1443 N. Rock Road just north of 13th Street.
“We’re a complete care dentistry,” says marketing project manager Kyearra Morris. “We usually build new, but that one will be a renovation. … It’ll be completely renovated from (the) ground up.”
It’s a $2 million renovation. There’s a chance the company may add on to the almost 7,000-square-foot space, though that’s not the plan now.
“New plans are coming out every single day,” Morris says.
She says there are plans for 12 work stations for hygienists. Initially, there will be one dentist, and a second will be hired almost immediately. Also, there will be a specialist on staff, but the company hasn’t decided if that will be an orthodontist, periodontist or another specialist.
My Dentist started in 1983.
“It has grown to over 40 offices,” Morris says.
There are My Dentists in Olathe and Shawnee Mission. Another is planned for Topeka. Morris says eventually, there will be two more in Wichita as well.
Doug Malone of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal for the east Wichita space, which has been vacant since late 2011.
The restaurant had been there for more than two decades.
Look for My Dentist to open in late March.