Smoothie King to open a third store, this time at Douglas and Rock Road

WICHITA — A third Smoothie King is opening in Wichita, which will make the second on the east side.

Neil Bhakta and his wife, Gillian Gorges, and a third partner, Shetal Bhakta (who is not related), are opening a 1,700-square-foot store at the center on the northeast corner of Douglas and Rock Road.

Unlike the Smoothie Kings at 3236 N. Rock Road and 8000 W. Central, this one won't have a drive-through.

"On Rock, it's so hard to find," Neil Bhakta says.

He wanted that corridor, though.

"I like location over a drive-through in an off location."