DSW may be coming to NewMarket Square

WICHITA — Except for maybe Pottery Barn or Anthropologie, there’s one retail request more Wichitans seem to have than most. That’s for a DSW store, and now it looks like a very real possibility that one may be coming here.

DSW, or Designer Shoe Warehouse, has almost 400 locations nationally. The cavernous stores carry women’s, men’s and children’s shoes, boots and sandals. There are some accessories, such as purses, as well.

Employees at Kansas City-area DSW stores are informing customers that a DSW is coming here, though no one with the Ohio-based company returned a call for comment.

Not all the DSW store clerks are saying where the new store is going, but there are indications it likely will be in the new addition at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road. The 12-acre area, where site work is under way, will be just north of the SuperTarget along Maize Road.

Though it sounds like a deal isn’t finalized yet, the fact that retail employees already know is a good sign. We’ll keep you posted.