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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

Broadway Plaza anchor tenant to move to Ruffin Building to make room for hotel

Friday, May 17 2019 6:38 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
UPDATED — As Sudha Tokala marches forward with her plans for a more than $125 million medical and trade school complex downtown, the last of the tenants in her Broadway Plaza at the southwest corner of Douglas and Broadway are vacating the building. That includes longtime anchor tenant the Specialists Group, which … Read Article

Another business takes more space at the Wichita Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, April 7 2019 4:19 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
By Carrie Rengers Dance Kinetics owner Andrea Dimmen, center, is expanding her studio space at the Wichita Center for the Performing Arts. Courtesy photo Longtime ballerina Andrea Dimmen dipped her toe, so to speak, into the world of owning a dance business last fall. She began by renting a small space for her Dance Kinetics at the Wichi… Read Article

There’s another change coming to the hot Ridge Road corridor between Maple and Kellogg

Thursday, April 4 2019 11:22 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
By Carrie Rengers A decade ago, a consortium of partners associated with South Ridge LLC approached Fisher Lumber Co. about acquiring its property near Taft and Ridge Road. “We thought it was a logical extension of what we already own next door,” says Dan Unruh of InSite Real Estate Group. “We decided to reach out to them when we fi… Read Article

Get a sneak peek at a new national clothing chain for Wichita

Thursday, March 14 2019 9:37 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Get a sneak peek at a new national clothing chain for Wichita By Carrie Rengers   Wichita’s Duluth Trading Co. opens     Wichita’s new Duluth Trading Co. is having a soft opening on Thursday, March 14 and a grand opening March 21. Duluth is one of several new stores opening at Greenwich… Read Article

Sudha Tokala seeks more than $12 million in city help for downtown development Read more here: http

Tuesday, March 5 2019 8:39 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
By Carrie Rengers March 01, 2019 02:44 PM   Downtown buildings may become a school Sudha Tokala, the pharmacist who has been on something of a downtown building buying spree, has purchased another property and is now sharing a small glimpse into her plans for four buildings. UPDATED &md… Read Article

A new Harper Camperland will compete with the new Camping World this summer

Thursday, January 24 2019 9:07 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS   JANUARY 24, 2019 05:00 AM, UPDATED JANUARY 24, 2019 05:00 AM   Long before Marcus Lemonis eyed the new Steeple Bay development, where his Camping World and Gander Outdoors will open this summer, a Kansas company considered the south Wichit… Read Article

Third Wichita-area Horton’s Carpets opens

Tuesday, January 22 2019 9:08 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
BY CARRIE RENGERS JANUARY 22, 2019 03:50 PM, UPDATED JANUARY 22, 2019 03:54 PM   The new Horton’s Carpets is now open at NewMarket North just north of NewMarket Square on Maize Road, but co-owner Jesse Sauer prefers not to call it his second west-side store. He has a… Read Article

TheSportChop men’s salon to open in Derby followed by ones in Wichita

Thursday, January 3 2019 4:31 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Mike and Debbie Landwehr had already been thinking of opening a sports-themed men’s salon when another one entered the market a couple of years ago. “I thought, you know what, we’d better get this thing going if we’re going to do it,” Mike Landwehr says. Now, the two are preparing to open TheSportChop this spring… Read Article

Revolutsia shipping-container development to expand with second phase

Thursday, January 3 2019 11:27 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
Architects played with tiny building blocks while designing Wichita’s most-talked-about new development. The blocks were a stand-in for the giant shipping containers actually used to construct Revolutsia, the city’s first shipping-container development. They helped again with plans for a second phase, which will start construction next week on the wes… Read Article

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
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