Second Wichita-area Dickey's Barbecue Pit to open on west side
05/28/2014 2:09 PM
06/25/2014 5:53 PM
WICHITA — There's a new strip center under construction in front of the Academy Sports on North Maize Road, and its first tenant is a familiar one.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is going to open in 2,200 square feet when the almost 7,000-square-foot center is completed just north of Panda Express.
Newton residents Shawn and Madeline Stobbe are opening the first Wichita-area Dickey's in their hometown on Thursday.
Topeka resident Ryan Wenrich, who also is a Quiznos franchisee, is opening the west Wichita Dickey's.
Wenrich says it's "kind of a blossoming area. It makes sense. There's a lot of rooftops around there."
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