WICHITA — A Wichita shopping tradition is coming to an end.
Brick's, once a downtown staple and more recently a shop at Bradley Fair, is going out of business.
"It is a store that's been around Wichita for a long, long time," says Cathy Erickson, vice president of Laham Development.
"They want to focus on family and some other things," Erickson says. "They've been a great addition at Bradley Fair for almost 10 years, adding to the local flavor."
A 1992 story in The Wichita Eagle said the men's and women's clothing store was the last major retailer to leave downtown. The store was at Piccadilly Square at Central and Rock Road before moving to Bradley Fair.
"It's been in their family for a long time," Erickson says of owner Russ Gordon and his family.
Erickson says she's not sure of a closing date yet.
She says the store will leave 4,200 square feet when it departs.
"We always have a list of people that want to be (at Bradley Fair), and we have already started conversations with those people," she says.
Today, though, is about saying goodbye, Erickson says.
"We wish them well, and they'll be missed. It's a sad day."