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Thrive Restaurant Group thinks the world could use a little Peace, Love and Pie

Wednesday, August 21 2019 4:25 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Who can’t get behind a little Peace, Love and Pie? That’s what Jon Rolph and his team at Thrive Restaurant Group are banking on with their latest concept. “We really believe that a lot of people have an emotional connection to pie,” Rolph says. He says that could be from when their moms or grandmothers made… Read Article

On the agenda: a nightclub, a winery and, ah, tanks

Wednesday, August 21 2019 1:23 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
There’s an application for a nightclub on the planning commission’s agenda this week, but it’s not exactly what it looks like. Jennifer McDonald has applied for the license in order to have music at Jenny Dawn Cellars. That’s the urban winery, as she calls it, that’s going to open in October at Union Station. The city classifies any ven… Read Article

Second Tommy’s Express Car Wash also strategically planned for the west side

Tuesday, August 20 2019 1:40 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
UPDATED — The same group opening a Tommy’s Express Car Wash along restaurant row on South Ridge Road between Maple and Kellogg plans a second one near 13th and Tyler. “We like that area and how it’s developing,” says Banks Floodman of Sunflower Development Group, who represents Tommy’s f… Read Article

Hyatt Place finally to break ground at Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus

Tuesday, August 20 2019 10:41 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
It’s taken longer than planned, but Wichita State University is ready to break ground on the 106-room Hyatt Place at Braeburn Square on the school’s Innovation Campus. The approximately $15 million hotel will have a restaurant and bar, an indoor pool, meeting spaces and a fitness center not far from S… Read Article

Restaurant row in west Wichita soon to be home to new business that’s not a restaurant

Tuesday, August 13 2019 1:44 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
UPDATED — Restaurant row along Ridge Road between Maple and Kellogg is getting another new business, but it’s not a restaurant. Emeli Kate, a nail and eyelash extension salon, is going to open this fall between Abuelo’s and Firehouse Subs. The business may sound like it’s named for a woman, but Bao Vo&nbs… Read Article

Retailer set to start construction at the Waterfront

Thursday, August 8 2019 3:50 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Brothers Pat and Paul Graf are ready to start construction on their new Accent Lighting store not quite three years after announcing that they’re moving to the Waterfront. “Mainly the big difference will be the size of the showroom,” Paul Graf says. Their current store in Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn i… Read Article

Wichita restaurant about to reopen with new name, full bar and a crazy burger challenge

Wednesday, August 7 2019 8:53 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
You might recall that Army veteran Steve Field opened his new The Foxhole Veterans Loungeon the Fourth of July in the space at 6305 E. Harry that was formerly occupied by The Annex Lounge — then closed it a week later. Now, he’s ready to reopen and will do so on Friday with a slightly new name, a full bar, an adjust… Read Article

Restaurant chain to expand with Greenwich Place site and convert to updated concept

Tuesday, August 6 2019 2:23 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Schlotzsky’s franchisees J.J. and Hortencia Ramsey are preparing to remodel and rebrand their four Wichita restaurants and add a fifth restaurant as well. Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery, named for the Texas city where the chain started in 1971, is going to open late this year next to Blaze Pizza in Greenwich Place at … Read Article

Major new entertainment complex coming to Towne East Square next year

Monday, August 5 2019 2:22 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
A major new entertainment venue is coming to Towne East Square. No one is discussing it yet, but Round 1 — a combination bowling, arcade, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts and dining venue — will open at the mall by about this time next year. Shoppers have noticed construction at the lower level of the mall in the JCPenney wi… Read Article

One more good piece of Trader Joe’s news

Monday, August 5 2019 9:02 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
For everyone crazy excited about Trader Joe’s opening in Wichita — and there are many — there’s more good news. The wait isn’t going to take as long as expected. In April, Have You Heard? first reported that the the much-requested California grocery chain is “taking the necessary steps” to open in the former Fresh Market&n… Read Article

Another medical company to build headquarters near K-96 and Webb Road

Tuesday, July 23 2019 3:48 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
For the first time, Serenity Health Management is going to own its own space with new headquarters near K-96 and Webb Road, which is something of a medical corridor in Wichita. “We are looking forward to controlling our own destiny a little bit more,” says president Lars Stamp. The company, which started with Serenity Home Health … Read Article

So when will Trader Joe’s open, and is there a chance for a west-side one?

Wednesday, July 17 2019 9:42 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
In April, Have You Heard? reported that the much-requested Trader Joe’s is “taking the necessary steps” to bring one of its stores to Bradley Fair at 21st and Rock Road. Now, the company confirms it. “We are coming,” says Kenya Friend-Daniel, public relations director for the California comp… Read Article

A different kind of food offering is opening where Rowdy Beaver, Willie C’s were

Sunday, July 14 2019 2:47 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
The Kellogg and West Street property once home to Rowdy Beaver and Willie C’s before that is going to have food once again, but in a much different form. Kwik Shop is opening at the spot late this year, and the 7,500-square-foot store will have a Taco John’s within it along with one more yet-to-be-named rest… Read Article

New owner plans changes to drive traffic at Towne West Square

Thursday, July 11 2019 2:48 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
UPDATED — Great Neck, N.Y.-based Kohan Retail Investment Group, which owns almost 30 malls nationally, has purchased Towne West Square for $14 million. “I’m glad to be part of the community in Wichita,” managing member Mike Kohan says. “I am looking forward to making the mall . . . a better place to be.” The al… Read Article

A new kitchen is opening at Clifton Square, but food isn’t on the menu

Monday, June 3 2019 5:23 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
There’s a new kind of kitchen opening in Clifton Square, but it won’t serve food. T-shirts are on the menu for the new T-shirt Kitchen. Wicked Stitch owner Angela Hull is opening the business in half of her existing space there because there’s going to be a new emphasis on T-shirt creations. “It’s going to b… Read Article

Silver Linings can be found at NewMarket Square

Monday, June 3 2019 4:22 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Jennifer Browning loves the idea of a silver lining behind every cloud so much that she’s named a business after the idea. She’s opening Silver Linings Clothing Boutique next month at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road. “I felt like this was my silver lining for my future,” Browning says. She’s relocating her shop from Iowa.… Read Article

Look what shipping containers are going to be used for next downtown Wichita project

Thursday, May 30 2019 2:24 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Tom George knows apartments. He converted the former Kellogg and Sunnyside elementary schools into apartments. For his latest development, though, he took an idea from a friend. George is getting ready to open eight apartments made from shipping containers at 430 S. Pattie, which is across from his Kellogg apartments. &ldq… Read Article

Jeweler to move to larger showroom with bridal area and coffee and wine bar

Thursday, May 23 2019 3:25 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
You wouldn’t necessarily think that a jewelry store owner would want another jewelry store close by, but James Smits says it makes sense. He and his wife, Monica, own Aspen Boutique along with the center it’s in at the northwest corner of Douglas and Oliver, which is called Aspen Plaza. They’re now welcoming n… Read Article

New Mexican-style restaurant franchise coming to Wichita with at least three sites

Tuesday, May 21 2019 5:33 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
The California Tortilla franchise, or CalTort as it’s known, is coming to Wichita with several restaurants. The first will be in the former Dickey’s Barbecue Pit space at the Village at Greenwich at 21st and Greenwich. Mark Poling and his family are opening the business. He’s a former UPS … Read Article

Longtime clothing shop to follow its former neighbor to Cambridge Market

Tuesday, May 21 2019 5:31 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Cambridge Market has landed another longtime Normandie business. Like its former neighbor the Seafood Shop, Ann’s Fashions is leaving Normandie at Central and Woodlawn for Cambridge Market at 21st and Webb Road. “I need more space,” says Lisa Reiter. “I would like to spread out.” The sto… Read Article
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