Carrie Rengers

Big Lots near 21st and Woodlawn to close

The Big Lots store near the northwest corner of 21st and Woodlawn is closing.

No one from the company’s Ohio-based corporate office returned numerous calls for comment, and store employees couldn’t offer a reason for the closing.

They say it’s their understanding that Wichita’s other two Big Lots stores will remain open.

The East 21st Street store is scheduled to close on Jan. 15, but shelves are already fairly sparse. Employees say if the store runs out of merchandise, it could close even earlier.

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