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Amazon supplier Pratt Industries to build massive warehouse in Park City

Monday, December 21 2020 8:51 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Even before Amazon finally confirmed in October that it is building a massive new warehouse in Park City, Pratt Industries had started making plans for its own large warehouse, office and production facility there. The Georgia-based company, which bills itself “America’s 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the wo… Read Article

Where to see Wichita area’s best drive-by Christmas light displays in 2020

Monday, December 14 2020 3:06 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
For years, the same homeowners take it upon themselves to decorate for the season. However, in 2020 many of them are taking it more serious as more events are cancelled due to COVID. Here is a list of Wichita’s most popular at-home light up Christmas displays: Wichita: 924 N. Perry (pictured above) Wichita: 727 N. Golden Hills, near 119th and Central W… Read Article

Diva Design & Furniture Gallery opens at Waterfront with a new look and merchandise

Tuesday, November 3 2020 2:11 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
The rebranded Diva Design & Furniture Gallery is now open in its new space at Accent Lighting’s new 25,000-square-foot store at the Waterfront. Diva Design, at 10322 E. Stonegate Lane, just east of Bonefish Grill, is similar in size to its former space at 1719 N. Rock Road behind Havertys. The look and feel of the store… Read Article

With Downtown Pop-up Park Closing Soon, Food Trucks Will Soon Have a Permanent Spot at Naftzger Park

Friday, August 28 2020 1:24 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Downtown Wichita's beloved pop-up park will close Sept. 1, but it won't be long before two food truck stalls reopen down the street at the redeveloped Naftzger Park. "We are planning on hopefully in the next two to three weeks bringing those spots back and having the food trucks there on a more permanent basis," says Troy Houtman, direc… Read Article

A Major Renovation That’s ‘really, really important for downtown’ Is Coming Soon

Monday, August 24 2020 2:48 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Another major renovation is coming to a struggling downtown Wichita property, this time at 125 N. Market. “We want to take this building back to something Wichita’s proud of,” Will Harmon said. He and Sean Crawford — both native Wichitans in the real estate business — are leading the redevelopment of the 1962 building, which at… Read Article

Take A Sneak Peek at the New REI Co-op Opening at Greenwich Place on Friday

Thursday, August 20 2020 2:23 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
(REI will open their new Wichita store this Friday at 10 a.m. The store specializes in outdoor gear like camping and hiking supplies). It’s three months later than planned, but REI Co-op finally is opening at Greenwich Place this week. If you’re not familiar with the outdoor store, the ice axes that serve as front door handles offer a cl… Read Article

Will Coronavirus Be the End of the Corporate Office?

Wednesday, July 15 2020 7:22 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
(Slated for completion in spring 2021, the Waterford Building in Omaha, Nebraska, will feature touch freeEnhances and germ-resistant flooring and seating surfaces.)                 The world right now is an uncertain place right now. And, with all the uncertainty, many of us are trying to establish a routine for what will hopefully be a short a… Read Article

Wichita's Downtown Revitalization Serves as Catalyst For New Project

Tuesday, July 14 2020 7:33 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Wichita has been experiencing a strong downtown revitalization that has brought construction of new and redeveloped office, retail and mixed-­use projects throughout its urban core over the past few years. Two years ago, companies began relocating downtown as shifting workplace de­mographics incorporated close prox­imity, "live, work, play" amenities in order to grow thei… Read Article

It looks like Amazon has much bigger plans for the Wichita area than one warehouse

Tuesday, July 7 2020 9:25 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
The news that Amazon is bringing a 140,000-square-foot warehouse to Wichita was big, but the company apparently has some much bigger news to come in Park City, which may include Neodesha’s AgEagle Aerial Systems. No one is talking yet, particularly Park City officials, but there’s a warehouse — with more than 1 million square feet … Read Article

City confirms Amazon distribution center is coming to northeast Wichita

Thursday, July 2 2020 5:45 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
A speculative warehouse building in northeast Wichita will be the site of an Amazon distribution center — a huge grab for Wichita's industrial market. The city announced the news Thursday. "There have been rumors spreading that Wichita was in the running for one of the smaller distribution sites for Amazon and I just want to confirm that is true," Mayor … Read Article

Newest tenant at downtown retail incubator is for the plant lovers

Tuesday, June 16 2020 3:11 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
A new business specializing in all things house plants will be the latest to join The Garage at Cleveland Corner, an incubator for retail start-ups at 1st Street and Cleveland Avenue. GROW Giesen Plant Shop plans to open Aug. 28 in a 500 square-foot space at the retail center, which is already home to The Workroom and Birney's Snack Shop. The Workroom's Janelle K… Read Article

Standard Issue men’s shop opens in downtown Wichita during a not-so-standard time

Tuesday, June 9 2020 2:06 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
  Opening a new business during a pandemic is hard enough. Add a climate of protests and tensions following George Floyd’s death, and it’s that much more difficult. “It’s been tough,” said Rodney Horton, whose new Standard Issue men’s shop opens Saturday. Earlier in the week, Horton was shooting a video for the … Read Article

Flattening the Deal-Paralysis Curve

Tuesday, April 21 2020 3:40 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the commercial real estate investment sales market has effectively been divided into two groups of properties:  Properties in which you can have a certain level of confidence that you know what your physical and economic occupancy will look like in the next 3-12 months, and properties in which you don’t know what the physical and economic occupancy is… Read Article

Apricot Lane closes for now; here’s what the new owners plan

Tuesday, March 17 2020 10:04 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Kami and Mark Murphy have closed their 7-year-old Apricot Lane at Bradley Fair — the last day of business was Sunday — but new owners are going to revive the business. Chad and Ali Raymond are reopening the store at 21st and Rock Road later this month and plan a grand reopening in April. “My wife has a huge passion for fashion,” Chad Raymond… Read Article

Greenwich Place announces new stores, including a long-awaited east-side Marshalls

Monday, March 9 2020 4:40 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Greenwich Place at K-96 and Greenwich is growing by two more stores: Marshalls and Skechers. Both stores rather unusually went to the west side of Wichita first and are now catching up with east-side sites. “Both have been wanting to get out east for a long time,” says Greenwich Place developer Christian Ablah of Classic Real Estate.… Read Article

Wichita, we can all breathe a sigh of relief: We’re getting a new driver’s license office

Wednesday, March 4 2020 5:01 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Wichita, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. The Kansas Department of Revenue has decided to open a second driver’s license office in the city. “It helps reduce lines and those wait times,” said Zach Fletcher, the department’s public information officer.   “This just gives more options to people and so… Read Article

BigShots isn’t the only golf entertainment concept coming to Wichita; look who’s next

Monday, March 2 2020 2:26 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
For four years Wichita has been teased with a possible golf entertainment complex. First it was Driv, then Swings and finally in January, The Eagle confirmed that a BigShots franchise will open at Greenwich Place. Now, weeks later, it looks like the leading golf entertainment concept that a lot of Wichitans have asked for all along is going to… Read Article

National retail chain to close its two Wichita stores

Thursday, February 27 2020 2:33 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
The Gordmans near 21st and Rock Road has been closed for a few weeks due to a fire. As of Thursday, the store reopened, but it won’t be for long. That’s because a fire apparently is the least of the Houston chain’s problems in Wichita and beyond. The Rock Road Gordmans and one at Central and Ridge Road are both now going out of business. A spokeswoman, w… Read Article

Wichita has been waiting three years for this restaurant. Now, there’s an opening date

Wednesday, February 26 2020 1:43 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
The moment sub fans have been waiting for literally for years is about to happen. Wichita’s first Jersey Mike’s Subs has an opening date. The shop, which is at 2564 N. Greenwich, will open a week from today — on March 4. It’s taking over a space in the strip mall north of the Texas Roadhouse at K-96 and Green… Read Article

King of Freight owner wants to be King of Cryo and introduce Wichita to cryotherapy

Friday, February 14 2020 9:57 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
King of Freight owner Mike Ricklefs has been known for his ever-expanding freight business downtown, but now he’s expanding in a new field in a new part of town. Ricklefs has taken over the former CryoHealth of Kansas space at the Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock Road, where he used to be a customer. When he received an e-mail no… Read Article
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