WICHITA — With Satchel Creek Steaks leaving Cambridge Market for Andover, as Have You Heard? reported Monday, Tad Snarenberger saw an opportunity for his Sports Time Fan Shop.
"Them vacating is very advantageous for me," he says.
He's in his fifth year at the center at 21st and Webb, where he has about 4,000 square feet and sells "anything you can stick a college logo on."
Snarenberger is taking Satchel Creek's former 1,900 square feet.
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"My issue is I don't have enough space to display properly," he says.
For instance, he has numerous types of Shocker shirts all squeezed into one rack.
"Look, we're just too tight."
Snarenberger says he wants to "give KU, K-State and Wichita State University their due."
Each school will have its own wall once construction is done.
Snarenberger will create two arches in the wall that currently divides his store from the former Satchel Creek space.
He says his "game plan" will be to make that new space the House Divided, with one wall for KU and one for K-State.
That will allow him more room in the store's original space for WSU items.
Construction will start this week, and the new space will be ready in about three weeks.