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Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market most likely not coming to Normandie Center

WICHITA — It looks like the potential deal for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at Normandie Center is off.

Debbie McNeal of RP Realty Partners says she has no idea what's going on with Wal-Mart, but she's trying to find new tenants for the former Star Lumber and Whole Foods spaces.

That's "because the owners told me to go ahead."

Whole Foods had already moved from it's space to the former Gessler Drug Co. space to make room for Wal-Mart.

Gessler had planned on moving anyway, but its time line was moved up due to Wal-Mart. It's now where AAA Kansas used to be next to Il Vicino near Douglas and Oliver.

McNeal now has 32,000 square feet to lease at the former Star Lumber and Whole Foods spaces.

She has another 4,000 square feet where YB Meats used to be. And she has some office space north of the former Star Lumber building as well.

The only certain Neighborhood Market for Wichita so far is at Central and Maize.