WICHITA — The east side has the new Cabela's store at 21st and Greenwich, but the west side will have another sports and outdoor retail shop of its own.
Academy Sports & Outdoors finalized a deal Thursday to locate in 72,000 square feet just north of the Lowe's near 29th and Maize Road.
That's just under the 80,000 square feet Cabela's has.
It was summer 2012 when Have You Heard? first reported that the Texas-based chain was looking to possibly come to Wichita.
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The store will have a range of hunting, fishing and camping equipment in addition to sports and leisure products, including footwear and apparel, among other things.
There are more than 135 Academy Sports & Outdoors stores throughout the South. This is the first in Kansas.
No one could immediately be reached for comment, but a source says the company is breaking ground Monday and plans to open this year.
Look for more information later today.