WICHITA — Atlanta-based Aaron’s has closed its three rent-to-own stores in Wichita.
“We elected to exit the market,” COO Ken Butler says. “Now, that doesn’t mean that we won’t come back.”
Butler says about this time every year, the company analyzes what leases are ending and what stores might be underperforming. That’s what happened here.
“It just means it was kind of pulling some weeds.”
Butler doesn’t blame the market.
“Nine times out of 10, it’s never the market. It’s the management.”
The former Aaron’s space on Pawnee is going to become a Rent-A-Center store.
Butler says Aaron’s will “rethink a strategy and come back later.”
“We will definitely come back. There’s just no question.”