WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - SCHEELS is on track to open its new east Wichita location in July 2023, the company said.

The sports retailer announced in last summer that the store in Towne East Square will open in spring 2023. New ads on social media state the company will open the store in July. An exact date was not provided.

 

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It's the second store for the Sunflower State, with the first opening in Overland Park in 2015. SCHEELS said the 220,000 square-foot Towne East store, in collaboration with Simon, will move into the old Sears space.

"Between now and July 2023, this construction zone will transform into 235,000 square feet of retail adventure! Inside, you'll find a 16,000 gallon saltwater aquarium, a Fuzziwig's Candy Shop, a wildlife mountain, rollerball, arcade games, sports simulators, our Signature Ginna's Cafe, and 85 different specialty shops," Scheels said on Facebook last week. 

 
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A prior release said, "Shoppers will have the opportunity to enjoy interactive arcade games and sports simulators, and specialty treats at Ginna’s Cafe, a restaurant serving gourmet soups and sandwiches, homemade fudge and specialty coffee."

The Wichita store will employ more than 400 associates, all employee owners.