Scheels will open its second Kansas retail location in Spring 2023 in Wichita, which is expected to employ more than 400. The company opened its first Kansas store in 2015 in Overland Park, near Kansas City.
The new shopping space is planned for Towne East Square after full renovation of existing space and with 220,000 square feet.
“With the success of our store in Overland Park, we are thrilled to bring a second Scheels location to the state of Kansas, specifically to Wichita,” said Scheels CEO Steve M. Scheel. “We have been studying this market for several years and are excited to be part of the Towne East Square development. We want to thank Simon for all the hard work and dedication bringing this project to life, and we look forward to working together throughout the building process. Scheels can’t wait to become a new partner in the Wichita community and begin serving more people in Kansas when we open our doors.”
“Scheels is an exciting and dynamic, family friendly brand that is a perfect example of the type of fresh, new experience Simon is known for cultivating,” said Mark Silvestri, Simon’s executive vice president and COO for Development. “Simon is delighted to welcome Scheels to Towne East Square and the entire region.”
Wichita Scheels will include 85 specialty shops and family attractions including wildlife mountain, rollerball and Fuzziwig’s Candy Shop. The retailer will also offer customers interactive arcade games, sports simulators, and Ginna’s Cafe.
Wichita marks the company’s 31st location, with 29 existing stores and 1 scheduled to open this fall in Missoula, MT. The company has also announced its 32nd location, opening Fall 2023 in Chandler, AZ. The Wichita store will employ more than 400 —all employee owners.