WICHITA — Box Central, the company Clif and Sherilyn Elder started after buying the Love Box factory outlet stores in 2006, is expanding.
The Elders are moving their west-side store from 2,750 square feet at Central and St. Paul to 6,000 square feet at the southwest corner of Douglas and West streets.
“We have added U-Haul to our mix along with packaging and shipping,” Clif Elder says.
There’s another U-Haul outlet near where the Elders will be operating. Clif Elder says a U-Haul district manager explained that that’s a corporate store that uses an answering service.
“The guy said a lot of people don’t like that,” Elder says. “He said they have to wait for a call back.”
The Elders are adding U-Haul rentals to their almost 3,000-square-foot east-side store near Central and Edgemoor as well.
“All we’re going to do here is we may have, like, a truck and a trailer showing that they’re available,” Clif Elder says.
The Elders also are looking at adding climate-controlled storage units at their new west-side space.