Hey, what’s going on there . . . ?

UPDATED — There are several pockets of activity that have readers wondering what’s going on. Here’s an update — or, in some cases, a reminder.

– There’s more construction happening near where the new LongHorn Steakhouse has been built in front of the Lowe’s near 29th and Maize, but it’s not for another restaurant or shop.

It’s simply an extra parking lot behind the steak house, which will be opening soon.

– Colorado-based Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage is close to opening in the former Borders Books space at 1715 N. Rock Road.

The grocery will open Nov. 23. The chain’s first Kansas store opened Nov. 11, 2010, in Lawrence.

The store sells organic produce, gluten-free products and offers nutritional education and counseling.

What shoppers won’t find is anything with high-fructose corn syrup, sugar substitutes or hydrogenated oils, among other things, which — as a spokeswoman puts it— makes studying labels a little easier.

Right at Home, which offers in-home care and assistance, has moved just down from where it’s been in the shopping center on the northwest corner of 21st and Ridge.

The business this week moved into the former Ruthie’s Hallmark space, which offers more room.

– Finally, except for Chick-fil-A questions, the most popular question we’ve heard lately is, “What’s that building by the McDonald’s at 21st and Rock?”

Laham Development is building a new retail center at Tallgrass Plaza, which is at the northeast corner of 21st and Rock Road where a BP filling station used to be.

Vitamin Shoppe is the first announced tenant for the 6,200-square-foot center. Look for an announcement on the second tenant soon.

Laham Development to build retail center at Tallgrass Plaza at 21st and Rock Road

WICHITA — Laham Development is building a new retail center at Tallgrass Plaza at the northeast corner of 21st and Rock Road where a BP filling station had been until a few weeks ago.

“We’re building a new, 6,200-square-foot retail center that will have space for two tenants,” says Cathy Erickson, Laham Development’s vice president.

One tenant, the Vitamin Shoppe, is already signed.

The store will take 3,000 square feet to sell nutritional products such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, supplements, homeopathic remedies, sports nutrition formulas and health and beauty aids.

Erickson says a deal with a second tenant for the remainder of the space is close.

Laham Development purchased the property, which is across from its Bradley Fair development on the southeast corner, in 2008.

“We’re . . . excited about the redevelopment of that corner since it is the third-busiest intersection in the city of Wichita,” Erickson says. “It hasn’t been used to its highest and best purpose in the past.”

The building should be ready by the end of the year.

Erickson says it will be “a very nice addition to the intersection.”