Landmark Commercial Real Estate News

Sedgwick County may purchase former Dillons property for new tag office

Thursday, November 19 2015 8:22 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS For anyone who has ever struggled to find parking at the county’s main tag office at Murdock and Water or been stuck in a crowded line there or left standing when there haven’t been enough chairs, there’s hope. The county is close to a deal to purchase the 20,000-square-foot former Dillons building at the sout… Read Article

Xtreme Helmets to open showroom near 29th and Ridge Road

Wednesday, November 18 2015 9:02 AM
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Screenshot from website Courtesy of BY CARRIE RENGERS Lisa Greenwood has no problem admitting she has “a weird fascination for helmets.” “I don’t know how to explain it,” she says. “I like the graphics. I like the technology. And I like providing safety gear for people. It mak… Read Article

Marriott’s Starwood purchase shouldn’t slow down Wichita’s new Aloft

Tuesday, November 17 2015 8:53 AM
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Monday’s news that Marriott International is buying the Starwood hotel chain in a $12.2 billion deal didn’t faze hotelier Jim Korroch, who is helping Great Plains Ventures open a Starwood property in Wichita. “Starwood and Marriott have two of the very top … guest loyalty programs,” Korroch s… Read Article

Planet Sub to open in former west-side Metro Grill space

Friday, November 13 2015 11:32 AM
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Linda and Doug Brantner are opening their second Planet Sub, this time on the west side where customers have been requesting one. Courtesy photo BY CARRIE RENGERS A new restaurant is opening in the former Metro Grill space at Central and Maize Road, and it’s one that west-siders have been requesting for some time. Doug… Read Article

Downtown Wichita project mixes 100-year-old rehab with futuristic parking deck

Thursday, November 5 2015 8:47 AM
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BY DAN VOORHIS The Wichita Eagle Exchange Place, at Market and Douglas, is an absolute mess. So is the Bitting Building, across the street. But that’s a good thing. Work on the conversion of two long-vacant office buildings into apartments – plus the addition of a new apartment building and a radical, partly automated new parking gara… Read Article

SunStone Apartment Homes at Fox Ridge Plaza opening ahead of schedule

Wednesday, November 4 2015 9:51 AM
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  The new DQ Grill & Chill near 37th and Maize Road was built in what seemed like a speedy amount of time. Julie Mah The Wichita Eagle BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle   Along with new apartments that were announced for just north of 37th and Maize Road last month (Have You Heard? Oct. 22),&nb… Read Article

Phil Ruffin to buy Epic Center for $11.5 million

Wednesday, November 4 2015 9:29 AM
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On Dec. 1, Phil Ruffin will close on his purchase of the Epic Center for $11.5 million. Fernando Salazar File photo BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle   Phil Ruffin has changed his mind. In August, the billionaire businessman said he was interested in buying the Epic Center, but only for $10 million. On Dec. 1, he’l… Read Article

Blarney Stone sports bar to open in former east-side Larry Bud’s space

Monday, November 2 2015 8:47 AM
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“We’re going to definitely, definitely support WSU athletics as much as humanly possible,” Steve Peters says. “We’re just really big on WSU sports.” The spot catered to Shocker fans as Larry Bud’s as well. Dave Williams File photo BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle A new ba… Read Article

Cox Solutions store to open by west-side Abuelo’s

Monday, November 2 2015 8:42 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle There’s another new business coming to Ridge Road between Kellogg and Maple, and this time it isn’t a restaurant. Cox Communications is opening one of its Solutions stores in almost 3,000 square feet of the 14,000-square-foot center where Abuelo’s is.   Abuelo’s – one of numero… Read Article

Hickerson Furniture reconfigures space as 60,000-square-foot complex sells

Monday, November 2 2015 8:30 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle For a few years, Larry Busch has been wanting to reconfigure the space for his Hickerson Furniture, which is on East Harry between Woodlawn and Rock Road, but his landlord didn’t allow it. Now, the 60,000-square-foot, four-building complex – part of which is where the store is – ha… Read Article

Brokers seeing renewed interest in downtown

Friday, October 30 2015 8:40 AM
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More commercial real estate activity as downtown revitalization perks up. Click on the link to read more:  

Here's where downtown will grow next

Friday, October 30 2015 8:30 AM
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The city of Wichita is priming for downtown commercial development. There’s a lot of activity happening and coming, says Jeff Fluhr, president of the Wichita Downtown Development Corp., and Scott Knebel, the city’s downtown development coordinator. Key Construction has begun work on the Exchange Place project on Douglas.   “I think the ter… Read Article

European Wax Center opens at Waterfront

Monday, October 19 2015 9:08 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS The new European Wax Center has been conducting training at its new space in theWaterfront this week in preparation for its official opening on Monday. The franchise is in 1,400 square feet where Metro Grill used to be next to Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. The space has been transformed and is unrecognizable as a former restaurant. David Pe… Read Article

How far your money goes: Wichita's attractive cost of living

Friday, October 16 2015 9:20 AM
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The cost of living in Wichita is low — and we have the data to prove it. While real estate represents the city’s greatest relative advantage, your education and utility dollars also stretch further in the Air Capital than elsewhere However, Wichita can be pricier than average when it comes to certain health care costs and international tra… Read Article

Landmark makes top 10 list in the small business category for best places to work in Wichita!

Tuesday, October 13 2015 1:59 PM
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Employees appear to be pretty content at these small Wichita-area businesses, according to the staffers themselves. This year's Best Places to Work honorees in the small category, 10-24 employees, are featured in the attached slideshow. Medium- and large-category honorees will be announced later this week. Please click here to view the slideshow and full article!

Former Rieger Medical Supply building to be demolished, redeveloped

Wednesday, October 7 2015 1:35 PM
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The former Rieger Medical Supply building will be demolished next year to make way for eventual redevelopment. Eagle file photo BY CARRIE RENGERS Tom Schmeidler of SBA Construction and some investors have purchased the formerRieger Medical Supply building near the southwest corner of Central and Hillside. &… Read Article

Piccadilly Market & Grill to be reconfigured, renamed at former Chelsea’s space

Friday, October 2 2015 11:41 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle The Toubia family signed a deal for new space for their Piccadilly Market & Grill this week, and it happens to be at their old Chelsea’s Bar and Grill space in Comotara Center at 29th North and Rock Road. If you think this sounds familiar, that… Read Article

Orangetheory Fitness to open at Waterfront Plaza

Monday, September 28 2015 8:36 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle With the new year – and its New Year’s resolutions – there will be a new fitness center at Waterfront Plaza at the northwest corner of 13th and Webb Road. Orangetheory Fitness is opening in 3,200 square feet at the north end of the strip center next to Equity Bank. “It’s just a great area,… Read Article

Fringe Salon to expand at new Waterfront space

Monday, September 28 2015 8:26 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle Fringe Salon is expanding into new space at the Waterfront at 13th and Webb Road, butGM Clothes Horse will still be its next-door neighbor. That’s because the salon, a Redken Elite Salon, is moving to the other side of the retailer, where Fairchild Interiors and Design once was. “I’m growin… Read Article

Mattress Firm to open in front of east-side Academy Sports

Wednesday, September 23 2015 11:55 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle The first new tenant for a strip center being built in front of the Academy Sports near K-96 and Greenwich is a familiar one: Mattress Firm. It will be joining two other Mattress Firms that will open before the end of the year, including one in Derby and one that’s opening in the former Pizza Hut spac… Read Article