Some shopping developments nationally are having to get creative with the large spaces that Bed Bath & Beyond vacated following its bankruptcy — like opening pickleball courts in them — but not NewMarket Square. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will open in the 25,000 square feet where Bed Bath & Beyond had been at 21st and Maize Road.
“I think west Wichita will be excited to have a Barnes & Noble,” said Todd Slawson, president of NewMarket Square developer Slawson Cos.
“Every neighborhood needs a great bookstore, right?” said Brandon Mason, Slawson’s director of real estate development. The store will open by late summer.
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