Starbucks to expand at NewMarket Square

WICHITA — Starbucks is expanding its space at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road.

No one with the company is sharing details, but April Reed of Slawson Cos. confirms it’s happening.

Starbucks, which has been at NewMarket since 2003, currently has 1,500 square feet. It’s expanding into the 1,475-square-foot space Cartridge World left last summer.

Slawson has done exterior work to get the new space ready for Starbucks.

“One of their concerns was that each of those storefronts had its own distinct look,” Reed says. “They wanted to make it look like it was one cohesive space.”

The coffee chain is now in the design and permitting phase.

“They’re shooting to open in May,” Reed says.

She and Jerry Jones handled the deal.

The Starbucks expansion is one of several recent expansions at NewMarket. Personally Yours relocated within the center last year and almost doubled its space. Maurices relocated and expanded as well. Hallmark also expanded its space.

Marshalls moved into the former Borders space, Men’s Wearhouse opened where Firkin and Bull was, and Kay Jewelers took the Ameritrust space.

Reed says there’s not much space left to lease at the center.

“We have four spaces left out of 830,000 square feet.”