In August, the chain will go from about 3,000 square feet to about 4,800 square feet.
“We’re very excited we’re going to be able to expand and grow this location,” says Cliff Sallee, a Hallmark district manager.
“We’re going to be able to get more product lines (and) more cards in the store.”
Sallee says the remodeling that will accompany the expansion will create Hallmark’s first advanced design in Wichita. It will feature maple trim, new fixtures and updated carpeting.
“It’s our very polished … store concept that we do,” he says.
Hallmark is taking the space Personally Yours will be vacating when it expands and moves across the parking lot this summer.
April Reed of Slawson Cos. handled both deals.
Sallee expects the expansion to take less than a month. The store may have to close for about a week during that time, but then it’s back to business.
“This has been a great market up here.”