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Krispy Kreme on West Central is closed

WICHITA — The Krispy Kreme at 8512 W. Central, which Have You Heard? reported in May was for lease, has closed.

“We just lost too much sales to keep being profitable,” says an employee at the east-side Krispy Kreme at Central and Rock.

That store isn’t in jeopardy of closing.

The employee, who didn’t give his name because he’s not authorized to speak for the company, says the west-side Krispy Kreme perhaps wasn’t far enough west.

“A lot of businesses have moved further west down Maize Road,” he says.

Nationally, he says, Krispy Kreme has a new concept where the chain sells its doughnuts in several small locations, which are all fed from one main store. He’s not sure if that will be the case here.