WICHITA — For only the second time in its almost 50-year history, the family that owns Prairie Village Shopping Center has hired a new company to handle management and leasing.
The center, which is at the southwest corner of 13th and Woodlawn, was built in 1964.
"It's an iconic shopping center for the people who have lived in Wichita," says Elyssa Seymour, a broker with NAI Martens who is handling leasing.
"It's a high-traffic center," she says.
Dillons anchors the center, which is also home to the Candle Club. Kwik Shop opened there earlier this year.
"They're getting a ton of traffic," Seymour says. "That's going to really help draw in visibility and draw in people to the location."
There are five spaces, or a little more than 12,000 square feet, for lease at the 85,623-square-foot center.
Seymour says there are a lot of houses in the area, and the center is more of a neighborhood market than a destination area.
"The rates will be more competitive," she says.
Seymour says some updates should be coming to the center, such as remodeling the facade, "just to get it more in line with the market."
For now, she says, "We just need to put it ... back in the front of people's minds."