CVS confirms it’s coming to Wichita

WICHITA — It’s not exactly what you would call breaking news, but CVS finally has confirmed it is entering the Wichita market.

It was February when Have You Heard? first reported that the Rhode Island-based chain would be coming.

“We are currently under construction for two new CVS/pharmacy locations in Wichita at 13th and Maize, which is scheduled to open next Spring, and at Central and Oliver, which is scheduled to open next Fall,” said spokesman Mike DeAngelis in an e-mail.

“While we plan to open additional locations in Wichita, we have no comment on specific locations at this time, nor would we comment on an overall number of stores we plan to open. We operate over 30 stores in Kansas and we look forward to serving the pharmacy needs of the Wichita community beginning in 2013.”

A developer also confirms a CVS will open on the northwest corner of 21st and Amidon, and platting documents show the company is considering the southwest corner of Harry and Hillside as well.

CVS to open at 13th and Maize Road

WICHITA — CVS still isn’t talking about its entry into the Wichita market, but it has signed a deal for a store at the southwest corner of 13th and Maize Road.

In an e-mail, CVS director of public relations Mike DeAngelis said, “We have no comment at this time regarding possible store locations in Wichita.”

Nor has the Rhode Island-based chain of pharmacies commented about other sites that Have You Heard? has reported are possibilities.

That includes the southwest corner of Harry and Hillside, the northeast corner of Central and Oliver and the northwest corner of 21st and Amidon.

Classic Real Estate’s Christian Ablah and his father, Don, represented CVS in the 13th and Maize Road deal.

J.P. Weigand & Sons and NAI John T. Arnold Associates represented the property owners.

Construction should start soon. Look for the store to be open within six months.