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Former credit union building near Central and Hillside demolished Thursday

Friday, October 22 2021 1:28 PM
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Empty for almost a year, the former credit union building behind the Chipotle at Central and Hillside was torn down Thursday. Great Plains Federal Credit Union left behind its lease at 3100 E. Central Ave. at the beginning of 2021 and relocated to Central and Greenwich, the WBJ reported at the time. Then in March, new owners bought the property, but have… Read Article

A new office tenant is headed to Hinkle Law building at the Waterfront

Monday, October 18 2021 1:08 PM
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Fee Insurance Group is making a move from one northeast Wichita office park to another. The fourth-generation, family-owned insurance agency announced in a news release Monday that it will leave behind its space in the Capitol Federal building at Wilson Estates Office Park and relocate to the Waterfront. Fee Insurance Group's new office will be in suite 250 of the Hinkle Law Building, at 1617 N. Wate… Read Article

A popular wedding venue outside Wichita will sell in online auction

Friday, October 15 2021 2:08 PM
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A well-known wedding venue in the Wichita area is up for sale. The owners of Stone Hill Barn in Augusta — a 40-acre property that includes the event venue, an open-air chapel and a three-bedroom home — plan to sell both the real estate and the business itself through an online auction put on by McCurdy Auction. Bidding is open until 2 p.m. T… Read Article

Planning commission approves commercial rezoning for 29th, Greenwich land

Friday, October 8 2021 2:55 PM
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Plans for commercial development on the 40.5 acres across 29th Street from the future Topgolf site moved forward Thursday following a vote from the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. Now it will go before the City Council for a final decision. Developers requested to rezone the land from rural residential and single-family residential to limited … Read Article

Finally, an answer to what’s under construction at 13th and McLean

Tuesday, October 5 2021 2:27 PM
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There’s been much speculation as to what’s under construction at 13th and McLean near Riverside and Indian Hills. For everyone who guessed that the buildings are duplexes, you’re right. Bob Armstrong’s RJ Castle Custom Homes and his Armstrong Plumbing are building six two-story duplexes for a total of 12 rentable units. There was speculation th… Read Article

This business isn’t quite downtown, and it’s not quite a grocery store, but it’s close

Friday, October 1 2021 7:29 PM
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It’s not quite downtown, and it’s not quite a grocery store, but there’s a new business coming close to the central part of the city that will deliver food and other convenience store-type items there and beyond. Gopuff, an online retailer, is moving into the former Asian market just south of the southeast corner of … Read Article

Spencer's, a mall staple, will open in NewMarket Square

Friday, September 17 2021 3:22 PM
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Spencer's, the retail specialty gift store known for being a staple in malls across America, will open a third Wichita location at NewMarket Square. The Spencer's will be in the small storefront between Versona and Best Buy, the space that had previously been occupied by White Dress bridal shop until it closed in May 2019. Lisa Barr, a company spokesperson, confirmed that the NewM… Read Article

A new Dunkin’ is headed to Maize Road in northwest Wichita

Wednesday, September 15 2021 3:32 PM
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Northwest Wichita will soon run on Dunkin,' too. Franchisee Dan Day is preparing to open his seventh Dunkin' location in the Wichita area — this one in front of the Sam's Club at 29th Street and Maize Road. It's been a long wait; the closest Dunkin' for residents in the city's far northwest corner is the one at West Street and Kellogg. "The most we've heard f… Read Article

New Owner of Kellogg, Oliver retail center says building has ‘potential’

Friday, September 10 2021 3:11 PM
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There’s a new local owner for the retail and office strip center near the southwest corner of Kellogg and Oliver in east Wichita. Tom Schmeidler, president of the Wichita-based SBA Construction, closed August 30th on the purchase of the center at 4621 E. Kellogg Drive, which includes seven storefronts and an auto repair shop. The transaction included two lot… Read Article

Noodles & Co. plans to open a second Wichita location on the west side

Tuesday, September 7 2021 3:57 PM
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After closing its Towne East Square location in late 2020, Noodles & Co. is reopening a second restaurant in Wichita, but this time it's going west. The Colorado-based chain of noodle restaurants has signed a lease for the northern end-cap space at a new retail strip center that was just built at the northwest corner of 37th and Maize, on the opposite end of … Read Article

All Star Adventures in east Wichita also sells to new — but different — owners

Monday, August 23 2021 1:25 PM
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The Orlando, Fla.-based real estate investment trust that sold its west-side All Star Sports earlier this month has also sold the east-side All Star Adventures. According to county and state business records, National Retail Properties (NYSE: NNN) has sold the 23-acre amusement park at 1010 N. Webb Road to Equisset LLC, a local real estate financ… Read Article

Schlotzky’s debuts new prototype design in Derby

Wednesday, August 18 2021 3:39 PM
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As brick-and-mortar restaurants continue to evolve in a post-Covid world, a new prototype design for Schlotzsky's debuted last week in Derby. The restaurant opened Aug. 12 on Rock Road, to the south of Patriot Avenue. With 87% of business already consumed off-premises, the fast-casual sandwich franchise says it has evolved its design to meet customer demand. So Schlotzsky's… Read Article

Whataburger confirms expansion plans include Wichita

Thursday, August 12 2021 3:43 PM
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is now an investor in a franchise group that plans to open more than two dozen Whataburger locations. At least one of them will be in Wichita, Kansas. The burger chain said in a news release that it plans to expand in the region through KMO Burger, a new investor-led franchise group that includes Mahomes. “In the next seven years… Read Article

Waterfront building has new owner, new anchor tenant

Wednesday, August 4 2021 3:48 PM
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The office strip center at the Webb Road entrance into the Waterfront has a new owner and new anchor tenant. Steve Barrett, whose SRB Kansas LLC closed on the purchase of the property last month, has leased a little more than 5,000 square feet to Insurance Services Group – technically making it the anchor tenant at 1720 N. Webb Road. The insurance firm will be located betwee… Read Article

SCHEELS announces it will open at Wichita’s Towne East mall

Thursday, July 15 2021 2:03 PM
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An employee-owned all sports retailer, SHEELS, is excited to announce its second Kansas location. The new store will open in spring of 2023 in Wichita’s Towne East Square, located in the old Sears store. SCHEELS CEO Steve M. Scheel said that they have been studying the market for several years and are excited to be a part of the Town East Square development. They also w… Read Article

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is adding a third Wichita restaurant, this one on the west side

Wednesday, July 14 2021 3:37 PM
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Fuzzy’s is part of a Texas-based chain that has more than 100 restaurants across the country. It’s a fast-casual restaurant that serves tacos, burritos, nachos, breakfast, beer and margaritas. Whitney Reitz is the franchisee for the Fuzzy’s that opened at 306 N. Rock Road in 2018, the one that opened in Braeburn Square on 21st and Oliv… Read Article

Ritchie Development plans 32-acre neighborhood across from Topgolf site

Monday, July 12 2021 6:34 PM
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Undeveloped land to the north of the future Topgolf site at 29th and Greenwich won’t be empty for long. Local home builder Ritchie Development closed on the purchase last week of 32 acres for a new residential community that will go up across 29th Street from Stoney Pointe Apartments. The company’s CEO, Jeff Mullen, says the neighborhood will inclu… Read Article

Ritchie Development plans 32-acre neighborhood across from Topgolf site

Monday, July 12 2021 1:23 PM
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Undeveloped land to the north of the future Topgolf site at 29th and Greenwich won’t be empty for long. Local home builder Ritchie Development closed on the purchase last week of 32 acres for a new residential community that will go up across 29th Street from Stoney Pointe Apartments. The company’s CEO, Jeff Mullen, says the neighborhood will includ… Read Article

E-commerce retailer Carvana brings car delivery to Wichita – but sorry, no fancy vending machine

Wednesday, June 30 2021 7:08 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Carvana, the Arizona-based e-commerce car dealer, is now delivering cars in the Wichita market. The retailer, which offers vehicle delivery in about 300 cities nationwide, announced the news that residents in the Wichita area can now shop from an online listing of 30,000 used cars, sell or trade-in their car, and schedule fast pick-up or deli… Read Article

A new breakfast spot is going up amid the new construction in Wichita’s Delano District

Wednesday, June 30 2021 3:50 PM
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A new coffee shop and breakfast eatery is coming to 143 N.l McLean Blvd. in Wichita. Mokas Café, which also operates in Hays and Salina, Kansas, has also just broken ground on a free-standing Wichita café and plans to have it open early next year. It will serve coffee plus breakfast items, wraps, salads, burgers, desserts and more. J… Read Article
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