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Supplement World to open on west side

WICHITA — Dustin West and Jeff McAnarney are ready to open their second Supplement World.

It’s “time for expansion and growth,” McAnarney says.

Their first store opened at 321 S. Andover Road in Andover in May.

The new 1,600-square-foot store will open near Cenral and Ridge in front of Gordmans on Friday.

“I’m a west-sider,” McAnarney says.

While the new store will be more convenient for him, he says, it also will be more handy for a lot of Supplement World’s customers.

The store, which is an independent one and not a franchise, sells a variety of supplements for such things as sports nutrition and weight loss.

McAnarney says he and West probably won’t do other stores in Wichita, but he says, “I think that we’re looking at other markets possibly down the road.”

He adds, “Basically, we just want to thank Andover and Wichita for the great support.”

Lubbers East in Andover has closed

WICHITA — After about a dozen years in business, Lubbers East in Andover has closed.

“We moved out there in 2002, and we had some pretty good years,” says Denny Lubbers.

He and his brothers own Lubbers Ford and Lubbers Chevrolet in Cheney and Lubbers Hutchinson.

The Andover dealership opened in leased space at the northwest corner of Kellogg and Andover Road and then moved just west of that site a couple of years later when Kwik Shop wanted the space.

“It was still fine,” Lubbers says of business.

“In the last few years … it’s gone downhill for whatever reason,” he says. “I don’t think we’ve lost our passion or desire to do business over there, but it started to become a drain on our profitability.”

Lubbers says he thinks bigger dealerships in the area hurt his business because car shoppers would rather go somewhere with larger selections.

“We tried some different things,” he says of trying to increase business.

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Supplement World to open in Andover

WICHITA — A supplement store is opening in Andover next month because Dustin West says he saw a need in the area.

His Supplement World will be an independent store, not a franchise.

“I’ve been in the fitness industry,” West says of working at gyms.

He’s also helped clients with fitness and diet plans and believes in the supplements he’ll be selling.

“I have a passion for the industry and the products.”

That includes various general health, fitness and vitamin supplements.

The store will be in 1,000 square feet at 321 S. Andover Road.

Adam Clements of Builders Inc. handled the deal.

There’s no firm opening date yet, but it’ll be sometime in the middle of May.

“I’m excited to help the area out and get everybody in shape,” West says of his store.

“This is hopefully the first of many.”

Rogue Personal Training to move to Central and Andover and almost double its space

WICHITA — Landon Branine’s vision is to one day own a building to house his Rogue Personal Training. For now, though, he’s settling for expanding to the former Pure-Formance Sports & Fitness Training Center space at Central and Andover Road.

“It’s basically double … the floor space that we have now,” Branine says of the almost 5,000 square feet.

The business, which opened in January 2012, currently is at 1641 N. Andover Road.

Branine has six trainers on staff in addition to himself. He says he’s added two more recently “because they know that we’re going to have the space to do more in the future.”

The additional space will mean additions to what the business can offer, Branine says.

“We do a lot of group training, so it will allow us to have larger groups.”

He’ll add cardio kickboxing and a few other cardio classes so he can “just continue to diversify and find new ways for people to get in their cardio.”

He says with the trainers and their different skill sets, he can offer the fitness and rehabilitation help that clients are seeking.

“We pretty much cover all the bases.”

Branine is renovating the Central-and-Andover space, which he says will be ready in early June.

Though the new space is designed to help the business grow, Branine says he hopes to do it by going slowly and “playing it smart.”

Construction to begin at Cornerstone Office Park with medical office to be built first

WICHITA — Construction is set to begin shortly at the new Cornerstone Office Park at the 520-acre Cornerstone development in Andover.

There will be room for 150,000 square feet of office space at nine buildings, the first of which will be a new medical building.

“With the success of the hospital, it’s just a natural fit to have medical practices wanting to locate at Cornerstone,” says developer George Laham. “Obviously, we have a lot of interest right now from … medical groups that want to be located in the area.”

Laham Development and Ritchie Development are the developers of Cornerstone, which is north of 21st Street between 159th Street East and Andover Road.

The 18,000-square-foot medical building will be adjacent to the Kansas Medical Center. KMC CEO Badr Idbeis will be one of the physicians to use the new space.

The two-level building will have the same architectural design as the hospital.

There will be a reception area, exam rooms and offices for physicians. One feature of the building is a clerestory that will allow natural light inside.

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Vantage Point Properties to build SunStone Apartment Homes at Andover MarketPlace

WICHITA — Developer Paul Jackson is preparing to build the next phase of Andover MarketPlace, and it’s a sizable one.

It’s the SunStone Apartment Homes at 711 E. Cloud, which is south of Kellogg a half mile east of Andover Road.

“We’re building a 208-unit complex that’s market rate,” says Jackson, who is president of Vantage Point Properties.

That means there won’t be an affordable-housing component to the apartments.

Jackson initially purchased 80 acres east of Kellogg and Andover Road and then bought another 70.

“We’ve owned that land since around 2007 and have slowly developed it … in the most quality fashion that fits the community,” he says. “You know, that’s a big project for Andover.”

The MarketPlace is where there’s a Dillons Marketplace, the Andover YMCA and an elementary school, all of which have since purchased their land from him.

There’s also a strip center with several retail businesses in it along with an Arby’s restaurant.

Jackson says the highway exposure and convenience will be great for the apartments.

“Most importantly, we think it’s a very good use for the site that supports the other things around it.”

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Casey’s General Stores to expand in greater Wichita area with three stores

UPDATED — Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores is expanding in the greater Wichita area.

“It looks like we’ve got a lot of sites that we’re looking at in the Wichita area,” says CFO Bill Walljasper.

That includes one in Wichita on the northeast corner of South Meridian and I-235 and one in Valley Center at 222 S. Meridian. A third one will be announced soon.

Leisa Lowry of J.P. Weidgand & Sons handled the deals.

None of the stores is under construction yet. They’ll be ready in late summer at the earliest.

“We also look to renovate stores in the area as well,” Walljasper says. “Just some of the older ones periodically.”

There are about a dozen Casey’s stores in Wichita and communities within an hour or so of it.

“The stores seem to be pretty well received by the communities,” Walljasper says. “Kansas is certainly an area we continue to grow in. … We like the area.”

Panera Bread isn’t coming to Andover yet

WICHITA — Andover residents often wish for more restaurants in their backyard, and Panera Bread is tops on that list for some.

Is there a chance it’ll happen?

“I suspect it’ll be as soon as they have a daytime population,” says Panera franchisee Randy Simon.

Simon says a Panera needs to see 800 people a day “in order to be economical at all.”

“If you go into areas that don’t have much daytime population, it is very difficult to try to survive.”

The problem with Andover, Simon says, is so many residents drive to Wichita for work.

“We do 85 percent of our business between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.,” Simon says.

Andover residents shouldn’t give up hope, though.

“I continue to talk to people out there,” Simon says.

Simon is working with his Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers partners — his brother, Bill, and Scott Redler — on two new Kansas City area restaurants.

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You don’t say

“Girls girls girls. Just kidding. Beer wine & spirits.”

– A sign outside Flint Hills Wine & Spirits in Andover

Dillons adds fuel center in Andover

WICHITA — There’s a new Dillons Fuel Center under construction just west of the chain’s grocery store along Kellogg in Andover.

There will be six fuel pumps with diesel and gasoline that can accommodate 12 vehicles.

“We’ll also have a small kiosk, which is the typical format for our Dillons Fuel Centers,” says spokeswoman Sheila Lowrie.

Unless there are delays related to weather, Lowrie says the gas station should open by the end of the year.