WICHITA — Adam Clements of Builders Inc. has been busy doing deals on Central lately.
“It’s kind of been like Occupy Central,” Clements says.
At the northeast corner of Central and Edgemoor, Dave Garretson is moving his Flint Hills Spas to the same spot where he used to have his California Cooperage of Wichita hot tub store in the 1970s.
“It’s kind of ironic going full circle back into the original space,” he says.
Garretson sold hot tubs for several years in the ’70s and then sold his half of the company and moved to California in the late ’70s. In 2005, he returned to Wichita and opened the store, which he called Flint Hills Spas and Billiards, at 742 N. Andover Road.
He located there to be near where a lot of new houses were under construction, but that’s changed.
“I need to … get back where it’s a little higher traffic,” Garretson says.
He’s dropped the billiards sales and is adding pellet grills.
The store will be in 1,300 square feet where Ash-craft engraving used to be, which is a few doors down from MIF Deli.