Kwik Shop to open at Stonebridge June 26

WICHITA — As Have You Heard? reported in September, a new Kwik Shop is coming to the Stonebridge development at the southeast corner of 37th Street North and Maize Road.

It now has an opening date: June 26.

Kwik Shop, which is operated by Kroger, was the third business to announce its opening at Stonebridge followed by anchor tenant Menards and then Sonic last fall.

At the time, Kwik Shop director of real estate Clay Brasher said customers had been asking for a store in that area, and he said Kwik Shop wanted to expand its presence.

The store will have 10 fuel pumps, which can serve 20 vehicles for gas and diesel.

In addition to traditional Kwik Shop offerings, there will be grocery items and fresh food available. Brasher said the food selection will be extensive.

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“In Kansas, we pop a beer and sit on the back porch to watch.”

Kroger CEO David Dillon, speaking at the Rotary Club of Wichita today, on his reaction to coworkers the first time severe thunderstorm sirens (not tornado sirens) sounded at the company headquarters in Cincinnati

Two area Kwik Shops to be home to pharmacy pilot project

kwikWICHITA — Dillons and Kwik Shop are moving ahead with a pilot program to test Dillons pharmacies in two area Kwik Shop stores.

Have You Heard? reported this was a possibility in July.

Dillons spokeswoman Sheila Lowrie says construction will start late next month on Kwik Shops at 53rd and Maize and 37th and Ridge. The new pharmacies, which will include drive-throughs, will open in early spring.

Customers will be able to fill prescriptions and speak to pharmacists on site.

Kroger owns Dillons and Kwik Shop, and the pilot is designed to strengthen the partnership between the two and offer customers one-stop shopping for their fuel, pharmacy and grocery needs.

The two Kwik Shops also will be pilot projects for expanded ready-made meals, such as fried and rotisserie chicken and home-style side dishes.

Kwik Shop considers adding pharmacies

kwikWICHITA — Kwik Shop, the convenience store chain owned by Kroger, is contemplating adding pharmacies to its stores.

“I think that sounds interesting,” says president Jeff Parker.

That doesn’t mean, though, that it’s going to happen.

“We have looked at a lot of things like that,” Parker says.

He’s also checked into a Kroger convenience store chain in Florida that has one location with a pharmacy.

But at this point, he’s still in the consideration stage. Parker doesn’t have a timetable that he wants to make a decision by.

“We don’t have any kind of definitive schedule or anything like that.”