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Foreclosure sought on Crestview Place Shopping Center

The note-holder of Crestview Place Shopping Center, at the southwest corner of 21st and Woodlawn, is seeking to foreclose on the property.

NuWay marks July 4 anniversary with 82-cent special

NuWay Cafe doesn’t change things on a whim.

The Fresh Market opens at Bradley Fair in Wichita

Rather than cut a ribbon, the Fresh Market officially marked its opening Wednesday morning by splitting open a wheel of high-end parmesan cheese.

Fresh grocers a sign of recovery in Wichita

Wichita has suffered some tough economic blows in the last couple years, such as the pending departure of Boeing, but there are some signs of recovery, too.

Kroger closes Dillons Central Bakery

Kroger shut down its Dillons Central Bakery on Friday, ending a more than 40-year operation and affecting 28 employees.

Reality shows influence how Wichita brides shop for dresses

Trish Bell, co-owner of Accent Bridal & Tux, doesn’t watch TLC’s reality show “Say Yes to the Dress.”

Ferguson Enterprises opens downtown showroom

Almost a year ago, Have You Heard? reported that Ferguson Enterprises would open a new Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery downtown.

Cabela’s to issue refunds for extra sales tax charged in first 12 days

Cabela’s Wichita officials are issuing refunds for a 1.2 percent sales tax erroneously charged in the first 12 days of the store’s operation when a community improvement district was not legally triggered.

Firearms industry jobs up 30 percent from 2008 to 2011

These are high times for gun makers and firearms retailers.

Cheap Sheep’s business grows in hometown

Mattress Hub is continuing its rapid expansion, this time at home.

Once ‘too small’ a market, now Wichita’s on a national retail roll

Costco’s possible entry into the Wichita market would be the latest prize for the city, which has seen two years of surprising retail growth.

Simon Property makes 2 real estate deals for $3.5B

Simon Property Group Inc. is buying a minority stake in Paris-based real estate company Klpierre from BNP Paribas for about $2 billion in a move to expand its geographic reach.

QuikTrip plans for Wichita include larger menus, larger stores

More changes are coming for Wichita’s QuikTrip stores, as the Tulsa-based convenience store retailer expands its assault on the local fast-food and liquor markets.

Kroger seen as take-over bargain

For potential buyers, there may never be a better time to go grocery shopping in the United States.

One of the few retail niches expanding: dollar stores

A few days after the New Year’s holiday, clerks at the Dollar Tree store in the St. Paul, Minn., Midway neighborhood were busily setting up new displays celebrating Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl Sunday. Any remnants of the Christmas holiday season were long stowed away, and the bright new merchandise enticed shoppers anew.

Computerized system replaces break-room vending machines

Wichita Vending is taking a page from convenience stores in a bid to change the way people think about eating in the break room.

Liquor, grocery stores face off on allowing wider alcohol sales

More stores than ever — under the name Uncork Kansas — have lined up behind an attempt to allow full-strength beer, wine and liquor to be sold in grocery and convenience stores.

Wichita’s newest QuikTrip, on South Hillside, is bigger, offers more

QuikTrip will roll out its Generation 3 store prototype in Wichita Thursday morning, with the opening of the company’s newest store at 625 S. Hillside.

Chairman’s efforts fail to turn around Sears

When Kmart acquired Sears in 2005, Chairman Edward Lampert said the new company would have the geographic reach and scale to compete with Wal-Mart.

Panda Express lends principles of fast food to dry cleaning

The California entrepreneurs who brought Panda Express Chinese food to malls and airports throughout the country are now betting that Americans will want the same standardization in something a little less tasty — dry cleaning.

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