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East-side Andy’s Frozen Custard to open in April

Wednesday, December 19 2018 8:48 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
At long last, Andy’s Frozen Custard franchisee Brian Cates is going to open an east-side Andy’s. “That was really kind of our strategy from the start,” Cates says of opening east before west. Instead, he opened an Andy’s at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road in March 2017. An east-side property he planned didn&rsq… Read Article

18 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Dominate In 2019

Monday, December 17 2018 8:27 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
18 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Dominate In 2019 National December 11, 2018 Champaign Williams, National Editor1. Opportunity Zones Craze To Persist As investors await finalized guidance from the Department of the Treasury and the IRS regarding the Opportunity Zone program, the hunt is on for assets and investment opportunities in these designated areas that present the s… Read Article

You’ve heard of a taqueria. Now Wichita is getting a ‘nachoria’

Thursday, December 13 2018 10:39 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
This is nacho average restaurant idea. In about a week, a new eatery will open inside Wave, an entertainment and concert venue that opened in October at 650 E. Second, at the corner of Second and St. Francis. Its focus will be big, beautiful plates of nachos, so the owners have given it a name that’s extra fun to say: Adios Nachoria. It will open on Dec. … Read Article

Electric Pizzeria to open first Wichita restaurant

Tuesday, December 11 2018 4:41 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
For the second time this year, Joe and Jackie Fowler are preparing to open an Electric Pizzeria. The two opened their first one in Derby in January. “If everything goes the way we want it to go, we want to end up (with) about five or six locations across Wichita,” Joe Fowler says. Their second will open in the former Quiznos spa… Read Article

Tousled owner Kalene Smith opens the Hue downtown

Thursday, December 6 2018 1:43 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Tousled owner Kalene Smith has branched out with another salon, but this time it’s more than a blow-dry bar. The Hue is a full-service salon in the Petroleum Building on Broadway just south of Douglas. It’s where another salon was going to open and didn’t. “The only thing I really needed to do was outfit it with a team and produ… Read Article

Urban Interiors to expand concept and space with corner spot at Eaton Place

Thursday, December 6 2018 10:44 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Not quite a year after bringing her “sexy city cowgirl” style to downtown Wichita, Cheris Coggins is expanding her Urban Interiors at Eaton Place. The store currently is in 2,200 square feet at the building, and in March it’s going to move several doors down to the corner of Douglas and St. Francis. “Somethi… Read Article

McCownGordon Construction selects former Associated space for new Old Town office

Wednesday, December 5 2018 10:45 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
One business’ decision to not take the former Associated office in Old Town freed the more than 3,200-square-foot space for McCownGordon Construction, a Kansas City, Mo.-based construction firm that has been working in the market several years and now wants to establish an office here. “We were really excited to hear it… Read Article

Meddys opens downtown this weekend with a bar, a big patio and food served super late

Thursday, November 29 2018 4:15 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Each time he opens another Meddys, Alex Harb tries to make it better than its predecessor. His original, which opened at 7906 E. Harry in 2014, had awkward seats and paper plates. When he opened his second 21st and Greenwich in 2016, he added designer tiles and a fancy outdoor patio with a stone fire place. On Saturday, Harb will show of… Read Article

New call center to hire 30 to 50 employees initially and 100 to 125 in second year

Thursday, November 29 2018 9:05 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Washington-based Receivables Performance Management signed a lease on Tuesday to open a new call center at the Ruffin Building at 9111 E. Douglas. “The whole working with people in Wichita I found to be quite refreshing,” says founder and CEO Howard George. “It’s been a very positive experience.” RPM… Read Article

Last visible sign of Coleman Co. activity in downtown Wichita is disappearing

Wednesday, November 28 2018 8:51 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
The last visible sign of Coleman Co. activity in downtown Wichita is disappearing. The Coleman Factory Outlet and Museum at 235 N. St. Francis has closed, and the store is now empty. Its products will now be for sale at what was supposed to be a temporary outlet store in west Wichita at the former OfficeMax building at 2414 N. Mai… Read Article

Jerry’s Bar & Grill under contract; buyers want public’s help deciding what to open

Wednesday, November 28 2018 8:45 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS [email protected]  November 28, 2018 05:00 AM   There’s a chance a longtime favorite west-Wichita haunt could reopen. Matt Hiatt and Darren Greiving have the former Jerry’s Bar & Grill under contract and expect to close on the purchase in January. They’re n… Read Article

A popular Wichita barbecue restaurant is moving today

Tuesday, November 27 2018 9:17 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
If you’re craving Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q, wait until Wednesday to visit the location at 47th and Broadway. The restaurant will be closed today — Tuesday, Nov. 27 — while it moves to a new building just 100 feet away. T.D. O’Connell, who owns the Hog Wild chain, is moving the restaurant he’s run for 16 years at 662 E. 47th St. South to the form… Read Article

Independent Ace Hardware owners take ‘big step’ with new, expanded south-side store

Wednesday, November 21 2018 11:29 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS [email protected] November 21, 2018 05:00 AM   Greg Paul has a plan to make sure his already more than half-century-old Ace Hardware will be around “for a long, long time for Wichita.” By spring, the store will be open in new, expanded space that Paul and his wife, Sheila, will… Read Article

A peek into the final hectic hours before the new Nifty Nut House opens

Monday, November 19 2018 10:40 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS [email protected] November 19, 2018 05:00 AM  UPDATED — On Sunday, with less than 16 hours before the Nifty Nut House opened in its new, expanded space, Head Nut Steve Jahn was slightly less jolly than Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. “All the elves are driving me nuts,” Jahn said as … Read Article

Local Roasters opens in Douglas Design District

Friday, November 16 2018 11:25 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS [email protected] November 16, 2018 02:42 PM  Former Spice Merchant head roaster Colby Short and his soon-to-be stepfather-in-law, Jason Gardner, opened the retail side of their new Local Roasters coffee business on Friday. There’s no sign yet, though, so for now they’re going to have to… Read Article

Occidental Management to convert turn-of-the-century icehouse into offices

Wednesday, November 14 2018 11:27 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS [email protected] November 14, 2018 05:00 AM   UPDATED — Even before Occidental Management’s renovation of Union Station is complete, the company is taking on another nearby building to refurbish and expand. “This particular building was the icehouse building,” Occidental… Read Article

Half Price Books to finally start selling in addition to buying

Wednesday, November 14 2018 11:26 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS [email protected] November 14, 2018 02:23 PM   Half Price Books has been buying books and other items from the public since early October, but now the new store at Eastgate Plaza at Kellogg and Rock Road is opening so customers can start buying, too. The first 100 shoppers on Thursday, Friday, Saturda… Read Article

Horton’s Carpets to open second west-side store

Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:28 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS [email protected] November 13, 2018 05:00 AM   Horton’s Carpets has had so much success with its store near Maple and Ridge Road, it’s opening a second west-side store at NewMarket North just north of NewMarket Square on Maize Road. Co-owner Jesse Sauer says that area hasn’t had its own sp… Read Article

West Wichita’s new Cracker Barrel has an opening date

Monday, October 15 2018 11:42 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
We’ve watched it going up as we’ve driven past Kellogg and Ridge for the past several months. Now we know when Wichita’s new Cracker Barrel — the first new Kansas restaurant the chain has opened in 20 years — will open its doors. According to a news release, the new restaurant will start welcoming customers at 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. (That&r… Read Article

Owners of Da Cajun Shak are expanding again, will open another restaurant next year

Monday, October 15 2018 11:42 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
A little more than a month after opening their first Da Chicken Shak & More — a sister restaurant to their longtime Da Cajun Shak — the Granger family is ready to expand again. Led by Tim Granger, the family plans to open their second Da Chicken Shak & More this January at 31st and South Seneca. Eventually, said fam… Read Article
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