There’s another new business coming to Ridge Road between Kellogg and Maple, and this time it isn’t a restaurant.
Cox Communications is opening one of its Solutions stores in almost 3,000 square feet of the 14,000-square-foot center where Abuelo’s is.
Abuelo’s – one of numerous restaurants that have opened in the area in the past couple of years – has half of the center, and there are active negotiations for two remaining spaces there.
“The real estate market is really tight at that intersection,” says Brad Saville, president of Landmark Commercial Real Estate.
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Saville and Patrick Ahern of NAI Martens handled the Cox deal.
“This location has really been in demand the last 12 months,” Saville says.
He says the proximity to Kellogg is a big part of the appeal.
“It’s really seen some momentum these last couple of years,” Saville says. “We’re excited about it.”
This will make Cox’s third Solutions store for Wichita. There are also ones in Derby and El Dorado.
The stores offer Cox products for cable, the Internet, phones and security.
A Cox spokesman says the company hopes to open the store before Christmas. He says early December would be ideal if it works out.