WICHITA — Several observant passersby have noticed leasing signs at Marina Lakes at 21st and Amidon and wondered if that means the deal for a Walmart Neighborhood Market is off.
It’s quite the opposite.
Leasing is gearing up thanks to the future Walmart.
Demolition has begun to tear down about half of the large vacant building on the north end of the development. That’s where the Walmart will locate.
The other vacant spaces will be renovated for new tenants.
Andy Boyd of Walter Morris Cos. is handling leasing.
Dominic Garcia is the first to sign a new lease thanks to Walmart.
Garcia owns two Legends Barber Shops in Wichita.
“We have a lot of clientele on the north side of town,” he says. The new 750-square-foot store, which will be ready in a month, will “make the drive a little easier for our clients.”
Garcia has been looking for additional space for a while.
“There just wasn’t an area that I thought would be beneficial for us.”
Walmart changed that, he says.
“I wouldn’t have came if they weren’t opening up over there.”