Landmark Commercial Real Estate News

$7.2 million park in northwest Wichita could be tourist destination

Thursday, March 30 2017 8:20 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Seeking to balance nature and commercial development in an ecologically sensitive area, the Wichita City Council reviewed plans this week for a $7.2 million wetland park to be built at Cadillac Lake in northwest Wichita. The primary features of the park will be flood-proof galvanized steel boardwalks and wildlife observation stations modeled on the leaves of native lotus… Read Article

Stein Mart sets opening for Greenwich Place store

Wednesday, March 15 2017 9:15 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Excitement is building for the new Stein Mart that’s going to open at the fast-growing Greenwich Place at K-96 and Greenwich, but shoppers are going to have to wait about half a year more. It was September 2016 when Have You Heard? reported that the Florida chain, which left Wichita in 2002, was returning to the city. It will be this September that the 32,000-square-foot store ope… Read Article

Wichita’s wish list for dining, playing options is long – and specific

Monday, February 27 2017 3:23 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Wichita wants what it wants. But when you ask Wichita to compose an anything-goes wish list of what it really wants when it comes to dining and entertainment, two different groups emerge. There’s the Wichita that wants what Kansas City and Dallas have: A Cheesecake Factory and an In-N-Out Burger for lunch and dinner. A Dave & Buster’s or Top Golf for we… Read Article

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

New Market North is developing rapidly

Wednesday, June 29 2016 8:36 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
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

Tuesday Morning to move to former World Market space

Friday, June 3 2016 8:09 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
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

Cargill decides to stay in Wichita

Friday, May 27 2016 12:07 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
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

Wichita's Real Estate Market Is Flying High

Friday, May 13 2016 3:16 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
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

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to open near Harry and Webb Road

Wednesday, March 23 2016 3:50 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
  Pizza Hut and Taco Bell are going to open on Webb Road just south of McDonald’s, which is next to the Walgreens at the southwest corner of Harry and Webb Road. Taco Bell. Carrie Rengers The Wichita Eagle Webb Road just south of Harry is turning into something of a restaurant row. McDonald’s is already on the wes… Read Article