WICHITA — After sitting empty since late 2008, the red brick Colonial-style building near Douglas and Oliver has a new owner.
Contractors Christian Shomberg and Mark Eggel have bought the building at 4601 E. Douglas, where Allegiant GMAC Real Estate used to be and Associated was before that.
The two plan Office Park Plaza, which Shomberg describes as similar to Max Cole's Office This on East Harry.
They plan to lease office spaces, which will come with desks, phones and computers, on a month-to-month basis.
"The idea is kind of staging an office," says Shomberg, who owns other commercial and residential properties.
Shomberg also is a national contractor who paints Pizza Huts.
Eggel has M.L. Eggel Construction.
Shomberg says since the economy began struggling, he's found that it's easier to lease space that's already furnished.
"This I'm taking to the next level to having everything provided," he says.
The 12,000-square-foot building has two stories and a basement that will all be for lease.