UPDATED — A new Kwik Shop is coming to the Stonebridge development at the southeast corner of 37th Street North and Maize Road.
“Our customers have spoken, basically,” says Clay Brasher, Kwik Shop’s director of real estate. “That’s the main reason.”
Kwik Shop, which is operated by Kroger, has more than 125 stores in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. There are 19 Kwik Shops in Wichita. Kroger-owned Dillons has a number of fuel centers at its stores as well.
“We can use the larger presence,” Brasher says.
“We feel like it’s going to help us spur even more activity,” says Randy Furstenberg, CFO of Vantage Point Properties, the Stonebridge developer.
“Them going there gives us some momentum that will help us.”
Brasher says he’s not sure how big the Kwik Shop will be yet.
“We’re actually still developing our plans on the size and everything it will include inside the store.”
There won’t be a pharmacy as some Kwik Shops now have, but there will be grocery items.
“It’ll have a large offering of food products in it,” Brasher says.
Construction on the store will start this year and should be completed by spring.
“So it’ll be a pretty quick deal for them,” Furstenberg says.