Howard’s Optical to consolidate two stores

WICHITA — Howard’s Optical is consolidating two of its stores with “one big, giant move.”

So says vice president and co-owner Linda Charmchizadeh.

The stores at 1650 S. Oliver and in Normandie Center at Central and Woodlawn will consolidate at 5405 E. Central, which is just west of Central and Edgemoor.

“We’re going to have more of a … street view,” Charmchizadeh says. At Normandie, she says, “Not a lot of people can see us.”

Friday is the last day for the stores to be in their current spaces. They reopen in the new space on Monday.

Howard’s Optical, which has several more stores around Wichita, sells frames and lenses and has its own servicing labs.

Charmchizadeh says the chain will have more news later this year.

“This is our 45-year anniversary.”