Dillons at 37th and Woodlawn Being Expanded, Renovated

Dec 27, 2013

Dillons at 37th and Woodlawn - Wichita, KansasA project to expand and renovate the Dillons at 37th and Woodlawn in northeast Wichita has
launched, with completion expected in fall 2014, the company says.

The project will add 28,500 square feet to the store at 3707 N. Woodlawn, bringing it to about 87,000 square feet total, according to the company.

A building permit for the addition lists the project value at $1.5 million. The Law Co. Inc. is the general contractor.
The project marks another multimillion-dollar investment for the company in its Kansas stores, Dillons says in a news release.

The Law Co. has done a number of the projects, including a nearby renovation of the Dillons at 21st and Rock.
Exterior work includes a renovated storefront and second entrance.

According to a news release from Dillons, interior enhancements include:
• New gourmet cheese shop and olive bar.
• New café dining area with free wireless Internet.
• New beverage center with fountain sodas and coffee.
• New KitchenPlace department with cooking essentials.
• New pharmacy with dual drive-through access.
• New sushi kiosk with fresh, hand-made sushi.
• Expanded offerings of natural and organic foods at Nature’s Market, including bulk foods and peanut butter grinders.
• Enhanced produce department with additional selections of garden-fresh produce, including organic varieties and a new salad bar.
• Enhanced bakery department.
• Enhanced Chinese kitchen and deli departments.
• Fresh looks with a décor package of warm colors, upgraded department markers, energy-efficient ambient lighting and skylights for natural lighting.

Dillons will use the project to install energy-efficient equipment, lighting and new refrigeration cases, spokeswoman Sheila Lowrie says in the release. An automated lighting system will maintain an energy-efficient schedule with motion sensor technology. Similarly, LED lighting with motion sensors will be installed in the dairy cases. Skylights will be installed for natural lighting and energy conservation, the release says.

Also, the store will install polished concrete floors to reduce construction materials and allow for easier maintenance, reducing the need for chemical cleaning solvents over time, the release says.

Original Article
By John Stearns, Reporter
Wichita Business Journal
John Stearns covers real estate, development and banking.