New Retail Stores Will Occupy Site of Old Dry Cleaners in Wichita Falls
The tide of retail / commercial development continues along the Callfield Road / Lawrence Road corridor in Wichita Falls. Two new businesses are coming and no, they are not fast food restaurants. The newest additions are in the retail and medical sector.
The old Wyman Cleaners building was something of an eyesore in an otherwise beautifully developed retail landscape. As of this week, it is no more and the word is out that the location will become home to a Select Comfort store and Aspen Dental.
Select Comfort makes the well-known Select Comfort mattresses and a variety of other bedding products bearing the label. Aspen Dental, whose next closest location is in Lawton, offers full service dental care, with 499 offices nationwide to date. Construction is set to begin by summers end.
The former owner of the property, Lucy Jones, had long held out for considerably more than the property was worth. Wichita County Tax records had put the value of the property at just under $145,000 in 2013. Jones was at one point asking over $350,000 for the site.
The new owner of the property, WF Callfield LLC, purchased a very small parcel of property from the City of Wichita Falls, next to the old Wyman’s site, in 2014 for a staggering $260,000. That small parcel is just 3/10 of one acre in size. With the purchase of the old Wyman’s site, WF Callfield LLC now has the necessary physical space for construction to get underway.