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No news — or graffiti — at Marina Lakes

WICHITA — People are starting to wonder if something is getting ready to happen at Marina Lakes.

That’s the struggling shopping center on the southwest corner of 21st and Amidon.

For a while, there was a patchwork of funny colors, like bright fuschia, covering graffiti. The center is a frequent target of vandalism.

But now, there’s a subdued, evenly applied light coffee color on the building.

The property hasn’t sold, though, and the owners aren’t getting ready to do anything new.

The paint job is merely courtesy of the city, which tries to clean up graffiti within seven to 10 days after being notified that it’s there.