Hutchinson Atwoods gearing up to open


After lots of stops and starts due to supply chain issues, the Atwoods in Hutchinson is getting ready to open this spring.

Atwoods is a family-owned and operated company with stores in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. The ranch and home retail chain expects to open their 75th store in Hutchinson by mid to late April.

“We are extremely excited and look forward to the opportunity to serve Hutchinson and the surrounding communities,” said Michael Noak, a company spokesperson for the Enid, Oklahoma-based Atwoods.

Atwoods is going into the defunct Kmart store at East 30th Avenue and Lorraine Street. The store will be selling clothing, foot wear, lawn and garden items, automotive supplies, hardware, power equipment and pet supplies in its 56,000 -square-foot showroom.

“(We) carry everything that a family needs,” Noak said. “Whether working in the backyard or someone running a full ranch, Atwoods has it all.”

Like any other business, the new store needs workers.

“We are looking to employ over 50 team members and are actively hiring,” Noak said.

Interested applicants can apply at

Kmart built the 87,000-plus-square-foot store in 1974. The store closed during the summer of 2016. It was one of almost 70 stores that closed that year.

Other Atwood stores in Kansas are in Andover, Derby, Park City and Salina. Atwoods helps community non-profits raise funds through their Saturday hot dog events.


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