WICHITA — John Jenkins and some partners in Fear Fest Haunted House began looking for space early this year for a couple of haunted houses they want to open this Halloween.
"Unfortunately, Realtors don't want to lease to haunted houses," Jenkins says.
He discovered that Towne West Square, in another move to reinvent itself, does.
"Towne West was willing to lease to us, and that's why we're there."
The company will have two haunted houses, a traditional one called Morbid Manor and a second haunt with 3D clowns.
Also, there will be a coffin simulator ride where people can feel what it's like to be buried — complete with smells similar to being underground while dirt is being thrown over your grave.
The attractions open Sept. 24 and run through Oct. 31.
Jenkins says he's leasing 10,000 square feet next to Denim & Diamonds and will have an outside entrance so visitors don't have to enter the mall itself.