GreenAcres Market owners Barb and John Hoffmann are continuing to expand their stores with larger footprints and more of them.
They recently acquired what Barb Hoffmann says is a “very, very established store” in Stillwater, Okla.
“We’re not far from OSU,” she says.
It will be set up like the GreenAcres in the Clear Lakes shopping center near the southwest corner of 21st and Amidon. It has a lot of what Hoffmann calls grab-and-go items.
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She says the Stillwater store also has a lot of bulk items.
“We’ll build on that.”
The Hoffmanns are close to finishing their planned remodeling and expansion at Clear Lakes and are getting ready to begin remodeling and expanding their store near the southwest corner of 21st and Maize.
Have You Heard? reported both expansions over the summer when the Hoffmanns were finalizing the conversion of Wichita’s Whole Foods Association stores to GreenAcres stores. That’s when GreenAcres signs went up, but the current renovations are what are fully converting the stores to the GreenAcres concept.
“We’re totally changing the store to our GreenAcres look,” Hoffmann says of the Clear Lakes store.
She’s expanding it from 2,500 square feet to 4,500 square feet by taking the space next to it.
“We’re totally remodeling the whole store,” she says. “We’re setting it up as a real grab-and-go store.”
That includes such items as baked goods, nutritional bars and crackers.
“It supplies that whole Riverside area,” Hoffmann says. “It’s a whole other market in Wichita. … It’s very much a Hispanic market.”
She says renovations should be complete by Jan. 10, and a grand opening will follow.
The 21st and Maize store will be expanding from 6,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet by taking the space that Cartridge Express is leaving.
That store is moving to the 21st and Ridge area next to where Tad’s Locker Room opened at the former Red Bean’s Bayou Grill space.
Hoffmann says her renovations will start March 1.
“We’ll put a deli in there,” she says. “Everything you’d find in our Bradley Fair store.”
That flagship GreenAcres store is 12,500 square feet.
Hoffmann says she has a number of customers who are happy about her west-side plans.
“People over west are just so excited.”