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
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
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
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
Chicago has the Magnificent Mile, Los Angeles has the Miracle Mile, and Wichita is now going to have the NewMarket mile.
NewMarket Square, Slawson Cos.’ shopping center at 21st and Maize Road, is three-fourths of a mile along Maize Road.
A new addition, NewMarket North, will make it a full mile.
“This will be the last quarter-mile,” says Sla… Read Article
Sedgwick County’s newest tag office, at the former Dillons store at Douglas and Meridian, was unveiled to the public Thursday during a ribbon cutting and open house.
“This is one of those things we get to celebrate in the community, but that doesn’t happen very often,” said Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Jim Howell. “We want to celebrate big.”… Read Article
Tuesday Morning is moving its east-side store to the former World Market space at Regency Lakes at the northwest corner of 21st and Greenwich.
The store currently is in Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn, where it’s been since 2009 when it relocated from 9,000 square feet at Lincoln and Woodlawn to more than 12,000 square feet at Brittany.
The fo… Read Article
A new restaurant is coming to 1515 N. Broadway where Doc’s Steak House had been from 1952 until it closed in late 2014.
A couple who currently has a traditional Mexican restaurant will be moving to the space.
The restaurateurs don’t want to be named yet, but Bernardo Flores of Fiesta Real Estateconfirms the sale of the building.
He and&nbs… Read Article
The exodus of Wichita businesses has stopped. Cargill is staying in Wichita.
Company officials say they are rejecting offers from throughout the Midwest to relocate their Wichita protein office operation to a new Wichita facility.
They will sort through a variety of Wichita proposals for their new home, including an offer to join Wichita State's Innovation Campus, sources told the Wichita Bu… Read Article
A new addition to one of Wichita’s prominent developments is nearly at capacity thanks to a flurry of leasing activity over the past year.
The Waterfront Plaza addition near the northwest corner of 13th Street North and Webb Road had only two remaining spaces as of mid-May.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the way things have leased up,”… Read Article
WICHITA’S REAL ESTATE MARKET IS FLYING HIGH
The ‘Air Capital of the World’ soars on strong fundamentals, continued innovation, new business.
By Brian A. Lee
It only takes a visit to the new $200 million Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita to realize you’re not in old Kansas anymore. Things are looking up across the “Air Capital of the World,” from the s… Read Article
First came the trunk show in 2014.
That was Wichita’s initial introduction to Lululemon Athletica, the Vancouver-based company that prefers to test markets first with shows, then with a showroom – not a traditional store.
That’s what Wichita got last summer when Lululemon opened a showroom in 1,344 square feet at the Shops at Tallgrass&n… Read Article
The partners of Wichita’s Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Alliance haven’t been looking to get into the restaurant business, and they weren’t even looking for restaurant space to move into.
That’s what they’re now doing, though, by moving their east-side office to the former Ciao Italian Kitchen space at the Wat… Read Article
Andover is getting a Dunkin’ Donuts, according to a news release on Thursday.
The coffee and doughnut shop chain location will be at the retail center at 321 S. Andover Road, at the intersection of Kellogg and Andover, according to a release from Landmark Commercial Real Estate.
Landmark president Brad Saville handled the sale of the property for the b… Read Article
There are lots of recommendations for daily exercise that lots of people ignore, but what if your doctor told you all you needed was two 20-minute workouts a week?
“It sounded too good to be true,” says spine surgeon Jeremy Stallbaumer.
That’s what he’s now recommending, though, with the Exercise Coach. It&rsquo… Read Article
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There are lots of Hurts Donut customers who travel from the east side of Wichita to the shop near 21st and Ridge Road, but now they’ll have an option closer to home.
The almost 1-year-old business is going to have a sister store at 3750 N. Woodlawn, which is just south of 37th Street where Two Brothers BBQ once was.
Hurts… Read Article
Visitors to Wichita will soon have a new place to stay with the addition of a La Quinta hotel at Greenwich Place.
A groundbreaking for the hotel took place Wednesday at the site of the 106-acre development at K-96 and Greenwich in east Wichita.
“This is probably the most exciting retail development in Wichita,&… Read Article
The demolition of the former Rieger Medical Supply building is under way to make way for a redevelopment project.
Tom Schmeidler, of SBA Construction and a group of investors purchased the property, which is near the southwest corner of Central and Hillside, and are working on a redevelopment plan, but aren’t saying much about what they intend to do.
“Something ne… Read Article
Craig Simon has taken over as the new marketing agent for the commercial space in the Eaton Place Apartments building downtown.
Simon is a commercial real estate broker with Landmark Commercial Real Estate.
Craig Simon, Landmark Commercial Real Estate.
He’s charged with filling four street-level spaces in the building, which sits at the south… Read Article