PrairieLand Partners to consolidate Andover store with Wichita site

WICHITA — PrairieLand Partners, the company that sold American Bikes 4 You its new building, is making some changes of its own.

The McPherson-based John Deere dealership, which has nine stores in south-central Kansas, formed in 2008. Conrady Western, which bought Suburban Equipment and its building at 12345 E. Kellogg, and two other dealerships formed the company.

In 2009, PrairieLand moved from the East Kellogg store to 307 W. U.S. 54 in Andover.

Saturday is that store’s last day in business.

“We’re just rearranging some of our resources,” says PrairieLand CEO Doug Neufeld. “Our overhead was just a challenge there.”

Most of the store will consolidate into PrairieLand’s Wichita store at 2218 S. West St.

The company sold its Purina animal products line to the Williams Ace Hardware in Andover, but it’s moving its large ag products, farm equipment and turf products to West Street.

“We’re going to do it all out of one location,” Neufeld says.

The company also is reinvesting in its Winfield store, where it has added on a new service shop.

The changes, Neufeld says, are because he’s “trying to fine tune our business a little bit.”

American Bikes 4 You to move to Wichita

UPDATED — Andover-based American Bikes 4 You, which sells pre-owned Harley-Davidsons, is moving to Wichita and almost doubling its space.

“Right now we average just over 300 bikes a year that we sell,” says LoRisa Fouch. “We’re hoping to double that. We’ll be able to have more motorcycles.”

Fouch owns the business with her husband, Larry, who has sold pre-owned Harleys for more than 25 years.

The 6-year-old company is moving to 8,500 square feet at 12345 E. Kellogg, which is east of Lowe’s and Walmart where Suburban Equipment used to be.

Currently, the Fouches rent two buildings, which are about 2,300 square feet each, at 13916 U.S. 54.

LoRisa says in addition to getting more space, the move will allow them to own their building, which she says makes more sense.

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