Carrie Rengers

New owners of Prairie Village plan improvements

Prairie Village, the center at the southwest corner of 13th and Woodlawn that was foreclosed on last year, has new owners.
Prairie Village, the center at the southwest corner of 13th and Woodlawn that was foreclosed on last year, has new owners. The Wichita Eagle

There are new owners of Prairie Village, the center at the southwest corner of 13th and Woodlawn that was foreclosed on last year.

The new owners are Wichitans who prefer not to be named.

They plan improvements to the 88,000-square-foot center, which has grown a bit worn over the years. It was built in the 1960s.

“It’s still a good location,” one of the owners says.

The parking lot and roofs will be redone, and the facade will get a facelift.

“It’s a nice little brick center,” the owner says.

He says there’s been a lot of interest in the 35,000-square-foot space that Dillons vacated in 2014. The interest isn’t from food-related tenants, though.

About 60 percent of the center is vacant.

Look for parking lot work to begin next week.

Though there will be upgrades at the center, the owner says they won’t be drastic.

“No, but it’ll look presentable.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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