US Logo to move to former Rose Bowl West

08/22/2012 5:00 AM

08/22/2012 5:29 AM

WICHITA — There was a false alarm last year at the former Rose Bowl West when a promising-looking construction trailer was in front of the building at 520 N. West St.

That deal fell through, but a new deal this year didn't.

US Logo is moving from near Washington and Lincoln to the former bowling center, which closed in 2009.

"I like the fact that it was in a retail location where it was convenient for people," says owner TJ Smith. "It's difficult to find a large facility in a nice retail area."

The new building, which the company will own, is 23,000 square feet. That compares to 6,000 square feet US Logo currently leases.

"It's a big jump," Smith says. "We've grown through the years."

The 22-year-old company, which has been leasing space for storage in other locations, is expanding its services and staff.

"We're expanding into some other categories of work that require additional machinery and people," Smith says.

Until now, US Logo has offered embroidery, screen printing and promotional products.

It's expanding to offer signs and print products, such as brochures and business cards.

"We have a full design wing," Smith says. That's new, too.

The company has added four employees for a total of 10.

Smith expects the move to happen in October with a grand opening to follow.

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