Jock’s Nitch is moving in

Jock's Nitch, a regional sporting goods company that's been in business for more than 44 years, is opening a store in Iola soon. The company announced Tuesday it will open in the old McGinty-Whitworth building in downtown Iola.

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July 13, 2022 - 4:14 PM

Jock’s Nitch owners, from left, John Minton, Phil Minton and and Kyle Minton are bringing an outlet to Iola this fall in the old McGinty-Whitworth building. Phil Minton is the company president; John, his brother, is vice president. Kyle, Phil’s son, is the distribution center manager. Courtesy photo

One of Iola’s prominent store locations in the downtown business district won’t be vacant for much longer.

Jock’s Nitch, Inc. announced Tuesday the company has purchased the old McGinty-Whitworth building at 101 E. Madison Ave., and will open for business on Nov. 18.

“It has been a pleasure working with Sharon Whitworth to purchase her family’s department store building. It has such a great history,” company president Phil Minton said in an email. 

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