Carrie Rengers

July 31, 2013

Terry Newman considers opening a hitting facility at the former Crestview Marine site

WICHITA — In January, when Have You Heard? reported that Crestview Marine had closed, the new owner of the building wasn't quite ready to reveal himself.

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WICHITA — In January, when Have You Heard? reported that Crestview Marine had closed, the new owner of the building wasn't quite ready to reveal himself.

Now he is.

Terry Newman has purchased the 5,000-square-foot building near Central and Greenwich, but what he's going to do with it remains to be seen.

As the Papa John's Pizza franchisee views it, he could do several things with the space.

"We just weren't going to pass up an opportunity to be over there," Newman says. "It's a great location."

He says it's an easy-in, easy-out site.

Option No. 1, Newman says, is a possible baseball hitting facility. He has two sons, ages 13 and almost 16.

"My boys are going to play baseball for many years to come," he says.

"We're trying to figure out the right way to do it," Newman says of a possible facility. "How do you build it? What do you build? What do you put in?"

He says there's plenty of room for his trailers and other Papa John's equipment at the site.

"It's great to have the space."

To do the hitting facility, Newman would add another building.

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