News Columns & Blogs

Best Buy will keep its current west Wichita store when the NewMarket Best Buy opens

WICHITA — When the new Best Buy opens at NewMarket Square April 24, the other west-side Best Buy at 6700 W. Kellogg will not close as some people thought it might.

"In no way is that store closing," says Shawn Barlow, customer solutions manager. "We foresee (that) store still being very successful."

Barlow says that store draws from Oklahoma and Dodge City.

"There's a very reliable customer base that we'll still serve on that side of town."

The new store is 30,567 square feet and is the new model Best Buy is using.

The other Wichita Best Buys are more like 40,000 square feet.

"What we're looking to do is serve just a portion of the community," Barlow says.