Chick-fil-A coming to the west side near the southwest corner of 21st and Maize Road

WICHITA — This is the moment west-side Chick-fil-A fans have been waiting for.

Yes, the restaurant is coming to your area.

Landmark Commercial Real Estate’s Brad Saville, who handled the deal, says the Atlanta-based chain has signed a contract for a freestanding site with a drive-through near the southwest corner of 21st and Maize Road.

“I’m expecting them to be very well received,” Saville says in what is likely an extreme understatement.

Chick-fil-A devotees have been eagerly awaiting west-side news since before the chain confirmed in February that it’s coming to the east side at Central and Rock Road.

It looks like that restaurant will open in early 2012 — possibly just a couple of weeks into January.

There’s also a small Chick-fil-A at Wichita State University.

This spring, developer NW Centre LLC purchased the 3-acre property near 21st and Maize Road where the former New Medical Health Care building is. That’s just west of Bank of the West.

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New 15,000-square-foot medical complex coming to Ridge Road

WICHITA — A new 15,000-square-foot medical complex is under construction at 2135 N. Ridge Road behind Red Bean’s Bayou Grill and McDonald’s.

Cook Construction owner Larry Cook and his brother, Gerry, are building the complex with New Medical Health Care physicians Greg Lakin and William Simon.

“They’re actually having a presence in there, too,” Larry Cook says of Lakin and Simon. “They needed some more room.”

New Medical Health Care is at 2131 N. Ridge Road.

The new complex with have seven medical and dental tenants.

Cook says he’s still finalizing some of the leases.

He’s finishing the pad site now and expects the building to be ready in three months.

Look for more information on the tenants before then.

New commercial development coming to 21st and Maize Road

WICHITA — There’s a new development coming near the southwest corner of 21st and Maize Road behind Bank of the West.

A group of as-of-yet unnamed developers are purchasing the former New Medical Health Care building, razing it and building a new 10,000-square-foot center for retail and restaurant space.

Last year, New Medical moved to 21st and Ridge Road by Braum’s.

The new development group will have a total of almost three acres and may build a second phase for offices.

There will be access to the development from both 21st Street and Maize Road, “which makes this an extremely attractive property,” says Cory Harkleroad, managing director of KW Commercial.

Harkleroad is handling the sale of the property and has already landed two tenants.

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