Walgreens to move its Wichita district office

WICHITA — Walgreens is moving its district office in Wichita.

The six-person office, which oversees 32 stores for the Illinois-based company, has been at 5611 E. Harry for a decade.

In an e-mailed response to questions about the move, spokesman Jim Graham said the company outgrew its space and needed more meeting room. He also said the timing is advantageous with the current real estate market.

The new space, which is 5,000 square feet, is at 8415 E. 21st St. in the Bank of Kansas building.

Patrick Ahern of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group and Daryl Williams of Weigand-Omega Management handled the deal.

A Bicycle Service to open in Andover

WICHITA — A Bicycle Service owners Richard Bledsoe and Eric Patterson are preparing to open their third shop, this time in Andover.

The two opened their first store in 1,400 square feet in Derby in 2008.

A month ago, they opened an 1,100-square-foot store in El Dorado.

“It’s doing good,” Bledsoe says. “We can’t keep bikes in there.”

The new store will be in 2,200 square feet at 620 N. Andover Road.

“It’s just basically to make it convenient for the customer,” Bledsoe says.

The stores service bicycles and sell brands such as KHS, Manhattan, Torker and several lines of BMX bikes. They also have skateboards and related merchandise and Monster products, such as helmets and apparel.

Tony Utter of Utter Commercial Real Estate and Dave Lewis of Weigand-Omega Management handled the deal. Lewis also did the deal in El Dorado.

Look for the Andover store to open sometime next week.


Weigand-Omega Management purchases new maintenance operation facility

WICHITA — Weigand-Omega Management is in the business of managing properties, and now it has a new one of its own.

“We bought a building for our maintenance operation,” says president Bob Hanson.

The company has been leasing space on North Wichita.

“We were outgrowing that,” Hanson says.

The new space is a 2,453-square-foot building at 351 S. Pattie.

DuPont Management previously owned the building.

Brent Stewart of KW Commercial and Randy Johnston of J.P. Weigand &  Sons handled the deal.