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CVS confirms it's coming to Wichita

12/03/2012 6:00 AM

12/03/2012 6:29 AM

WICHITA — It's not exactly what you would call breaking news, but CVS finally has confirmed it is entering the Wichita market.

It was February when Have You Heard? first reported that the Rhode Island-based chain would be coming.

"We are currently under construction for two new CVS/pharmacy locations in Wichita at 13th and Maize, which is scheduled to open next Spring, and at Central and Oliver, which is scheduled to open next Fall," said spokesman Mike DeAngelis in an e-mail.

"While we plan to open additional locations in Wichita, we have no comment on specific locations at this time, nor would we comment on an overall number of stores we plan to open. We operate over 30 stores in Kansas and we look forward to serving the pharmacy needs of the Wichita community beginning in 2013."

A developer also confirms a CVS will open on the northwest corner of 21st and Amidon, and platting documents show the company is considering the southwest corner of Harry and Hillside as well.

About Carrie Rengers

Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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