Carrie Rengers

Dillons to remodel Wichita store at 31st and Seneca

Dillons is preparing to begin remodeling another store, this time at 31st and Seneca.

“It’s a wall-to-wall renovation,” says spokeswoman Sheila Lowrie. “It’s a multimillion-dollar project.”

The chain will install one of its Little Clinics, which is a walk-in health care clinic.

“That’s the biggest piece that’s coming to the store,” Lowrie says.

She says the store isn’t expanding but is reallocating some space. That includes moving a conference room and break rooms to make space for the clinic.

It’s also adding a Starbucks and a sushi area.

Lowrie says there will be an added emphasis on produce, including organic produce.

Also, there will be a new bulk and organic foods area along with nut grinders.

Lowrie says much of the work will be done overnight to avoid peak shopping times.

Construction is scheduled to begin May 1. Lowrie says there will be a grand reopening – though the store won’t actually close due to construction – sometime this summer.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers