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6:03 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Wichita's Union Station Sold To Developer

The former passenger boarding area at Wichita's Union Station.
Credit Community Photos and Walkshops / Flickr

A Wichita development company has bought Union Station.

Occidental Management plans to restore the 99-year-old former train depot as a place for people to meet, eat, shop and work.

The company closed the deal Friday with Cox Communications. The building had been on the market since 2008.

Occidental chief Gary Oborny says his company wants to retain the marble interior and many of its classic features while also putting in space for office tenants, shops and at least two restaurants.

Union Station sits between Wichita's Old Town entertainment district and Intrust Bank Arena. Oborny says it's an ideal location for downtown residents to work, and visitors to eat and shop before going to events at the arena.

The purchase price has not been disclosed.

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