Sports Time Fan Shop West expands into former Under the Cork space at NewMarket Square

WICHITA — Just in time for March Madness, as Joe Ward likes to say, he’s expanded his Sports Time Fan Shop West at NewMarket Square.

He now has 5,000 square feet at the center at 21st and Maize.

Ward took the former Under the Cork space, a retail location that closed in January in advance of parent company Smoky Hill Vineyards & Winery in Salina closing.

April Reed of Slawson Cos. handled the new Sports Time lease.

The two-decades-old Sports Time was NewMarket’s first locally owned tenant in 2001.

After getting through the madness of the next month, Ward plans a grand reopening in April.