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YB Meats GM explains Normandie closing

WICHITA — As we reported Monday, YB Meats at Normandie Center closed after business Satudray.

Now, general manager Mike Wedman explains why.

"Things were going well, then all of a sudden, we took just kind of a downturn," he says.

"We couldn't really place a finger on one particular thing," Wedman says. He does think overall, the store is a "victim of the economy, possibly."

"It's kind of the way it is all over town," Wedman says.

The west-side YB Meats has seen a decrease in business, too, though not as much.

At Normandie, Wedman says, "It just got to the point where it didn't make sense anymore to keep struggling through."

Instead, he says, it made more sense to "regroup and focus all of our efforts to . . . keep being successful on the west side."