Slawson Cos. works to lift restriction on small part of NewMarket Square

WICHITA — Slawson Cos. is working to lift a zoning restriction on a lot at its NewMarket Square development at 21st and Maize.

The restriction won’t allow a drive-through on the lot next to where Jimmy John’s is opening by Applebee’s on 21st Street just west of Maize Road.

“That really was the catalyst for getting this restriction lifted,” says April Reed, a commercial broker with Slawson.

“Jimmy’s will have a drive-through,” Reed says. “Their lot wasn’t restricted.”

She says the best use of the restricted lot would be another quick-service style restaurant with a possible drive-through.

It would expand the potential businesses that could open there.

We’ll let you know what happens.


Golf Discount Superstore to close on North Rock

WICHITA — After more than 10 years in business, Golf Discount Superstore is going out of business at 3300 N. Rock Road.

Wichitan Jack Pearce is looking for a new retailer for the space.

Pearce already owns the rest of the almost 16,000-square-foot center, which is also home to Jimmy John’s, Herb Snow & Son Maytag and AT&T.

He’s now purchased Golf Discount’s 7,800 square feet.

Craig Ablah of Classic Real Estate represented Golf Discount in the deal.

The store’s last day in business is Oct. 15.

Pearce says he’s looking for another retailer. He says the space is not big enough for a restaurant.