OneMain Financial changing South Seneca addresses to Tuscan Village

WICHITA — OneMain Financial, a consumer finance company that is part of New York-based Citigroup, is going to be more than doubling the size of its south Wichita branch.

The branch, which mainly does personal loans, has been at 2561 S. Seneca in the Westway Shopping Center since 1995. It has about 1,500 square feet there.

The new office, which opens next month, will be in 3,600 square feet at Tuscan Village at 1812 S. Seneca.

“It’s just a relocation to a new office because they needed more space,” says Mark Rodgers, director of public affairs for Citi, the consumer division of the company.

Scott Harper of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Cheap-O Depot to expand to former Osco space at Westway Shopping Center

WICHITA — Despite misperceptions about their store, Ron and Ellen Bailey’s Cheap-O Depot is doing well enough to expand.

The Baileys are moving from 2,100 square feet at 2425 W. Maple in Delano to more than 6,000 square feet in the former Osco space at the Westway Shopping Center at Pawnee and Seneca.

They’ll also have several thousand square feet for storage. Currently, they have to a rent a warehouse.

“The thing about this (new) space is we’re only using half of it, so we can expand if we need to,” Ron Bailey says.

The Baileys opened their store in June 2010. They have added a partner, Rusty Gear, since then.

They buy new items from other stores at liquidation sales.

“People would be surprised at the quality of products that we have,” Ron Bailey says. “A lot of people think we’re a thrift store. We’re really not a thrift store.”

Cheap-O Depot sells a range of products, including tools, toys, kitchen appliances, bedding and sporting goods.

“We’ve got a lot of product at half the price of what they’d pay in the store.”

Ultimate Sports Shop to move

Ultimate Sports Shop is moving from West Central near Maize Road to the Westway Shopping Center at Pawnee and Seneca.

“We are going to try to buck the trend,” says Tim Freund, who owns the business with his wife, Diana.

He likes the new location since it’s near Harbor Freight, and he thinks he’ll share a lot of the same customers with that store.

“We think that we will be a good fit,” Freund says.

The store will be open seven days a week.

Saturday is Ultimate’s last day in its current location.