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Barrier's building is now available for lease

WICHITA — The former Barrier's building is now available for lease.

If it isn't leased within a few months, the Barrier family could sell it.

"That building was in their family for over 70 years," says Adam Clements of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group. "They'd like to keep it in the family."

Clements and Patrick Ritchie of J.P. Weigand & Sons are sharing the listing.

The building is owned by Big River LLC, and the late Jay Barrier's probate estate it its sole member.

Barrier died in 2008 and Barrier's filed bankruptcy last fall and later closed.

"There's just a lot of emotional ties to it," Clements says of the building. The family would "really like to see a group go in there that complements the area."

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