Category Archives: Auburn Pointe

Auburn Spirits to expand at Auburn Pointe

WICHITA – Gary Oborny and Frank Sauerwein are expanding their Auburn Spirits liquor store in time for the busy holiday season.

The two opened the store in 2008 at Oborny’s Auburn Pointe shopping center at the southeast corner of 135th and Maple, which his Occidental Management manages.

Auburn Spirits currently is in 4,800 square feet and is adding an additional 1,600 square feet from where Java Salon used to be. The salon moved to Central and Maize earlier this year.

With the new space, Auburn Spirits will expand its selection of liquor, wine and beer.

“We’re really excited about having more craft beer options for customers,” says marketing manager Emilee Clark.

She says customers will now be able to assemble their own six packs.

“It’s the easy way to not commit to the entire six pack but just be able to try different things.”

Also, the extra square footage means the store will be able to double its storage space.

“Storage is huge in the liquor industry to be able to offer good deals,” Clark says.

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Papa Murphy’s coming to Auburn Pointe

WICHITA — There’s a Papa Murphy’s coming to Auburn Pointe, Occidental Management’s almost 40,000-square-foot development at 135th West and Maple.

This leaves only three spaces left at the 4-year-old center.

Occidental chairman and CEO Gary Oborny handled the deal, and Troy Farha of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group represented the Papa Murphy’s corporation.

Oborny says the new restaurant, which has what it calls “take ‘n’ bake” pizzas, will feature the chain’s new sign design.

“They have a really cool new sign design.”

Weekend update, Have You Heard? style

WICHITA — A few businesses that Have You Heard? previously reported on are in various stages of opening or reopening.

– The newly remodeled Toys “R” Us store at 8011 E. Kellogg is having a grand reopening this weekend as it debuts the new Babies “R” Us store at the same site.

“This store format provides an exceptional shopping convenience for time-strapped parents, who are shopping for children of various ages,” spokeswoman Katelyn DeRogatis said when first telling us the news in May.

– The official grand opening won’t be until the weekend of Sept. 11, but Personally Yours is opening today at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road.

Previously, the shop was at 21st and Tyler.

Linda Webb’s boutique for women and babies specializes in personalization of gifts through embroidery.

Ron and Bonnie Fehr are opening the second Wichita PostNet on Sept. 1 at Auburn Pointe at 135th West and Maple.

Jim and Liz Anderson opened the first PostNet, a FedEx Office competitor, at the Village at Greenwich at 21st and Greenwich in late 2008.

–Finally, Jan Munroe and her sister-in-law, Jo Degner, have opened their Material Girls Quilt Shoppe in the Travel Air Building in Delano.

In addition to retail sales, Material Girls will offer classes.

Lee’s Bike Shop to open at Auburn Pointe Friday

WICHITA –In the final bit of Auburn Pointe news of the day, Lee Engler plans to open his Lee’s Bike Shop there (as Have You Heard? previously reported) on Friday.

The former landscape architect for WDM Architects plans a soft opening with a grand opening to follow May 22.

Martinizing Dry Cleaning to open at Auburn Pointe

WICHITA — Also at Occidental Management’s Auburn Pointe, where PostNet will be opening, Nancy and Mark Staal are opening their second Martinizing Dry Cleaning.

“We like the demographics,” Nancy Staal says of the area.

Their first store opened almost four years ago at Siena Plaza at 37th North and Rock.

The 1,000-square-foot Auburn Pointe store will open in mid-May.

Occidental chairman Gary Oborny handled the deal. Cristi Howell of J.P. Weigand & Sons represented Martinizing.

Nancy Staal says more locations are likely.

“We’ll do maybe up to four . . . locations total.”

Lee’s Bike Shop to open at Auburn Pointe

WICHITA — Lee Engler has been a bike fanatic for a long time, and now he’s making his hobby his business.

Engler, a former landscape architect for WDM Architects, is opening Lee’s Bike Shop at 135th West and Maple.

That’s at Auburn Pointe, an Occidental Management property.

“It’s a really good location because of the neighborhood that’s there,” Engler says.

It’s also close to a lot of bike paths, he says.

Plus, Engler says, there’s not another specialty bike shop west of Interstate 235.

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