Daily Archives: July 22, 2013

You don’t say

“It’s not because it’s bad and nobody else wanted it.”

Music Theatre of Wichita’s Wayne Bryan joking about Wichita landing the U.S. debut of “Betty Blue Eyes” this week

Clark’s Uniforms to move farther east on Central after more than two decades

WICHITA — After more than two decades near Central and Hillside, Clark’s Uniforms is going to have to move.

Owner Patrick Maloney says earlier this month, he received a letter from the new owners of his building at 2906 E. Central “saying I had 30 days to vacate the premises.”

“I didn’t know what to think,” Maloney says.

The new store, which will continue to sell uniforms to medical personnel, will be at 6100 E. Central. That’s between Edgemoor and Woodlawn near Asia Town Buffet.

Jeff Greenberg of CMG Properties handled the deal.

Maloney says his new 1,900 square feet will be smaller than his store’s existing space, but he says it doesn’t feel that way.

“I actually think the sales floor space is getting larger,” he says. “That old building’s cut up so poorly.”

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Gorges Motor Co. used cars now at the Gorges & Co. Volvo lot

WICHITA — If you’ve visited the Gorges & Co. Volvo dealership near K-96 and Webb Road in the past few days and thought it looks a little more full than normal, it’s not your imagination.

Scott Gorges says he’s moved all of the used cars from Gorges Motor Co. at 2648 S. Oliver to the Volvo lot.

“We just decided that the time had come to make the transition (and) close our South Oliver store,” he says.

“It just made sense. The neighborhood’s been changing down there a long time.”

Gorges says there are fewer and fewer retail outlets in what had once been a bustling area.

“We felt like we just wanted to focus on our Volvo store and focus on growing out here,” he says. “It just became so much better out here.”

His grandfather, Fred, founded the Volvo franchise in 1957 at 1958 N. Broadway. He opened a used-car lot on South Oliver three years later.

“We’ve always been a big used-car dealer,” Scott Gorges says. “We’re going to continue to sell all makes and models.”

Gorges says his father, Mark, always knew he wanted to be in a growing part of Wichita.

“My dad bought this property out here,” Gorges says of the North Webb dealership, which opened in 1997.

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