Landmark Commercial Real Estate News

Wichita retail development boom looks to continue into 2017

Thursday, December 29 2016 8:08 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Unless you’re new to Wichita, you know that the city has never had a retail growth spurt like it’s currently experiencing. There’s also no denying the hottest area of town: K-96 and Greenwich. The Wichita Sports Forum opened at Greenwich Place this time last year, and retailers quickly followed at the 106-acre development.   Bed Bath & Beyond and W… Read Article

Quickstitch to almost double in size

Thursday, December 15 2016 11:34 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
Twenty years ago, a dry cleaning business at Mill Creek Village at Central and Rock Road wanted to add alterations, and Satish and Juliana Chary opened Quickstitch in about 150 square feet above the store. Eventually, they expanded into 2,000 square feet next door. Now, the Charys are expanding again, this time back into the space where they first started pl… Read Article

Discount Tire to open second Wichita-area store

Thursday, December 8 2016 1:33 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Discount Tire is working on a deal to open a new 7,000-square-foot store at 7236 W. 21st St., which is a former Presto gas station at the northwest corner of 21st and Ridge Road. If everything falls into place, the Scottsdale-based company will build one of its new prototype stores, which features a spacious customer waiting area and showroom. The store, whi… Read Article

Vacant restaurant space at 21st and Maize getting a new tenant

Tuesday, December 6 2016 11:51 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Those who frequent the NewMarket Square area are about to get another dining option. Las Trojas, a Mexican restaurant with roots in Valley Center, is about to open in space at 2330 N. Maize Road vacated last year after the short-lived Barroco Mexican Grill closed after a kitchen fire. The new restaurant is owned by Diego Avilas, who in 2013 opened… Read Article

Accent Lighting to expand with new building

Tuesday, November 15 2016 2:16 PM
Categorized In Press Releases
UPDATED –The Waterfront is going to get just a bit brighter thanks to its latest deal. Accent Lighting is going to build a new store at the development at 13th and Webb Road. The store, which currently is in Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn, will be east of Bonefish Grill and behind Dillehay Orthodontics. “Our entire operati… Read Article

Apex International saves the day for Inter-Faith Ministries' Operation Holiday

Friday, November 11 2016 8:25 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
Inter-Faith Ministries has its warehouse. Apex Engineering International LLC is offering the nonprofit organization a 30,000-square-foot warehouse space to help facilitate the annual Operation Holiday program, which collects food, toys and blankets for those in need. Crisis averted. Inter-Faith stakeholders now can breathe a sigh of … Read Article

Tower 1 opens at the Douglas; Towers 2 and 3 ahead of schedule

Tuesday, November 1 2016 9:37 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
The formerly named Exchange Place project at Douglas and Market downtown took years and years – and a new owner with Scottsdale-based John McWilliams – to come together. However, the Douglas project, as it’s now known, seemed to come together quickly once it started. The 11-story former Bitting Building (or&… Read Article

‘Sexy city cowgirl’ furniture, home decor coming to Eaton Place

Monday, October 24 2016 10:44 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
Wichita fans of Anthony’s Farmhouse 5 who aren’t fans of the hour it takes to get there will be happy with Cheris Coggins’ news. She’s opening a second furniture and home decor store in Wichita. “I just thought, you know, it’s now or never,” says the 55-year-old. Coggins is opening Urban Int… Read Article

New fast-food restaurant to open in south Wichita

Wednesday, October 12 2016 1:26 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
United States Beef Corp. will open an Arby’s at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at South Fork Shopping Center on 47th Street South on the west side of I-135. The company, based in Tulsa, is Arby’s largest franchisee, with 336 restaurants across the region. The 2,830-square-foot building seats 56 customers and employs 40 full- and part-time workers. Dan Voorhis: 316-268-6577, … Read Article

Cargill: Turning Douglas into the fulcrum of downtown

Monday, October 10 2016 10:25 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
On the surface, the big news came in May, when Cargill announced it would turn down lucrative financial incentives from other communities to keep its 800 jobs in Wichita. Huge news for a community that had been bleeding aviation jobs since the 2008 recession set in, and the biggest win in the economic recovery. KELLEN JENKINS/ WBJ But a week ago, the nation… Read Article

Wichita about to get three new eateries near 21st and Greenwich

Tuesday, September 27 2016 11:59 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
If you frequent the intersection of 21st and Greenwich, your life is about to get a lot tastier!  Three anticipated new restaurants should be open there by early November.   A new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit should open in mid-October at the Village at Greenwich development. Denise Neil The Wichita Eagle H… Read Article

Two new breakfast options coming to 29th and Maize Road

Wednesday, September 21 2016 2:51 PM
Categorized In Press Releases
Hey, west-siders, are you hungry for some breakfast? You’re soon going to have a couple of new options at 29th and Maize Road. IHOP franchisee Ali Issa plans to open a new IHOP next to the Sam’s Club at 29th and Maize Road next year. That happens to be across the road from where a yet-to-be-named full-service breakfast restaurant is going to… Read Article

Two new Greenwich Place tenants and several opening dates

Thursday, September 15 2016 1:26 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
UPDATED – Several new stores are close to opening at Greenwich Place, the 106-acre development at K-96 and Greenwich that’s already home to the Wichita Sports Forum, Bed Bath & Beyond, World Market and BuyBuy Baby. There are also two new tenant announcements. Maurices, a women’s clothing store, will join the retail lineup, and&… Read Article

Pet Supplies Plus franchise opening in Wichita

Thursday, September 1 2016 10:15 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
It doesn’t take extensive research to figure out how popular pets are, seemingly more now than ever. That’s what’s inspiring Cliff Premer to open a Pet Supplies Plus franchise. He’ll open the store in 6,267 square feet at Tallgrass Plaza at the northeast corner of 21st and Rock Road in the first quarter of next year. “I’ve… Read Article

Toubia family’s new restaurant has an opening date

Thursday, September 1 2016 10:07 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
The Toubia family’s Piccadilly Grill reincarnation has an opening date. Two Olives will open in the former Chelsea’s space at 2949 N. Rock Road on Sept. 12, according to a just-updated voice mail message at the restaurant. The first week, it will serve lunch only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Then, on Sept. 19, it’ll will start its regular hours,… Read Article

New Wichita sushi restaurant close to opening

Tuesday, August 30 2016 8:36 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Mizu Sushi will open later this week or early next week in the building near 21st and Amidon where Sake closed in March. A new sushi restaurant is opening in the spot at 2140 W. 21st St. that the popular Sakevacated in March. Mizu Sushi should open later this week or early next week, said its owner, Rachel Xu, who previously ran a sushi restaurant in Virginia. She … Read Article

Developers pushing CID for downtown Hilton Garden Inn

Wednesday, August 17 2016 8:28 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
A local development group wants to purchase the former Commerce Plaza building in downtown Wichita and convert the site into a Hilton Garden Inn hotel. And the development entity, Wichita Downtown Hotel, wants the city’s blessing to create a community improvement district to help pull off the conversion. Commerce Plaza is at 401 E. Douglas in downtown Wichita… Read Article

Changes, tenants coming to Mill Creek Village

Thursday, July 21 2016 1:19 PM
Categorized In Press Releases
There’s a lot happening at Mill Creek Village, the retail center just north of Starbucks at Central and Rock. A new ownership group, which prefers not to be named, has signed two new tenants to the center and will be making upgrades to the property as well. That includes additional landscaping, new paint and lights and a replacement for part of the roof. More … Read Article

Longtime north Wichita restaurant making plans to move west

Thursday, July 14 2016 9:39 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
The building that holds Cortez Mexican Restaurant is for sale. Its owners hope to eventually relocate the restaurant to the west side. Cortez Mexican Restaurant’s owners want to move to the west side. Mary and Enrique Cortez, who have run their restaurant since 1985, have put their cavernous building at 344 W. 29th St. N. up for sale. They don’… Read Article

Yen Ching owners are back with a new restaurant concept

Wednesday, July 13 2016 2:05 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
The owners of Yen Ching are back, and they’re opening a new restaurant in Wichita. Tom and Cathay Chang, who closed their 30-year-old Yen Ching at 430 N. Rock Road in May 2014, are planning to open Tasty House at 2431 N. Greenwich. The restaurant, they say, will be a quick service, order-at-the-counter concept and will offer many types of Asian cuisine, in… Read Article