WICHITA — Slawson Cos. is preparing to start building a strip center in front of the SuperTarget at NewMarket Square later this month and has landed its first tenant for it: Firehouse Subs.
"We acquired from Target an outparcel basically in front of their NewMarket Square store that'll be just north of the Intrust Bank ... branch bank," says Slawson's Jerry Jones.
Firehouse Subs will be in 2,000 square feet on the north end of the 10,000-square-foot center.
Jones says two other potential deals for the center are in advance stages of negotiation. If they happen, that would leave 2,800 square feet to lease to a tenant or 1,400 square feet each for two tenants.
Firehouse Subs franchisees Dana and Troy Todd would like to do five of the restaurants in the greater Wichita area. Franchisees Megan and Andrew Reece opened Wichita's first Firehouse late last year at Eastgate Plaza at Kellogg and Rock Road.
Dana Todd says NewMarket Square is a great place to open Firehouse.
"It's a well-established area, and it seems to be continuing to grow."