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Local Sweet Shop Finds Success After the Effects of COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26 2020 10:43 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
River City Sweet Shop began in 2010 as Sweetly Scrumptious, a full-service bakery. They now specialize in Sugar Cookies, Cake Balls, Cakes, Cupcakes, Mini-Donuts, and much more. “We are always coming up with new and exciting things to add to our menu,” says Marilyn. They also offer services including Dessert Bars (catering), birthday parties, and coming soon &nd… Read Article

Wichita is getting another dollar store — this one near K-96 and Greenwich

Tuesday, May 12 2020 9:25 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
The dollar stores keep on coming in Wichita. Construction is about to start on a new Dollar Tree location at 2783 N. Greenwich Road, which is near the K-96 and Greenwich interchange and across the street from Greenwich Place — a booming commercial intersection in northeast Wichita. A building permit pulled by the Wichita-based SBA Construction Co. for the … Read Article

Ted Branson leases former gas company headquarters to KwiKom Communications.

Friday, May 8 2020 10:48 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
KwiKom Communications, based in Iola, Kansas, has leased 10,800 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space at 3845 W. Harry in Wichita. KwiKom, a corporation providing High Speed Fixed Wireless and Fiber to the Home and Business services, with a growing network area of over 12,000 square miles including over 25 counties in Kansas and Missouri, recently acquired Pixius Communications out of bankruptcy. KwiKom was about double the size… 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

Daughter of Knolla’s Pizza founder set to open the local chain’s first downtown store

Thursday, March 5 2020 2:10 PM
Categorized In Press Releases
She’s been wanting to open a Knolla’s Pizza in downtown Wichita since she opened her east-side pizzeria in 2005. But either it didn’t feel like the right time, or she just couldn’t find the right place. Recently, though, everything gelled, and next month, Darinda Knolla — daughter of Knolla’s founder Pat… 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

A new business is opening in the former Lou’s Charcuteria space on Commerce Street

Tuesday, March 3 2020 4:28 PM
Categorized In Press Releases
  A new business is opening in the former Lou’s Charcuteria space on Commerce Street, but it’s not a restaurant and bar. Axe to Grind will be Wichita’s second ax-throwing business. “We kind of enjoy blending a lot of different things,” says general operations manager Jonathan Frazzell. That includes ax-throwi… 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

Laham plans 25-acre, mixed-use development in east Wichita

Friday, February 7 2020 9:18 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
The last piece of a real estate puzzle has fallen into place on a new mixed-used development George Laham has planned for the northeast corner of 13th Street and Greenwich Road. The 25-acre project in east Wichita will feature the same kind of entertainment, restaurant and hotel concepts that have sprung up in the nearby Plazzio on the southeast corner, another in Lah… Read Article

Wichita’s mamafilm microcinema is back, this time with a new downtown home

Thursday, February 6 2020 11:04 AM
Categorized In Local Trends
With films on subjects ranging from serious topics such as school shootings to fun romps like a foodie film festival, the mamafilm microcinema is back. The latest incarnation of mamafilm kicks off Friday at the Lux with an Ulrich Museum of Art collaboration and then follows up on Feb. 12 with the start of the mamafilm series. “… Read Article

Downtown co-working space to expand with first floor Orpheum Office Building purchase

Wednesday, February 5 2020 4:11 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Two years after starting her Hive co-working space at the Orpheum Office Building, Andrea Hattan is not only expanding her space there, but she’s purchased it, too. “We were seeing an increased need for private office space and also workshop space,” Hattan says. “And then our very own floor happened to come a… Read Article

A change in routine for this expanding downtown Wichita business

Wednesday, February 5 2020 1:06 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Derek Davenport is having a soft opening for his expanded Urban Routine Wellness in the former FNL Denim space on the west side of Eaton Place, but the business is slightly different than he planned. Davenport has dropped the fitness portion of the business and added a salon as he originally planned. He says he heard from stylists who “w… Read Article

New restaurant named for storied Wichita street to open by late March

Tuesday, February 4 2020 4:12 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
College Hill’s Belmont Street has long been one of Wichita’s most storied streets — including being the first electrically illuminated residential street — whose historic 1925 arches greet drivers at Douglas and at Central. Now, there is going to be a restaurant named for it, too. The group bringing a restaurant and bar to Happiness … Read Article

East-side Berkshire Hathaway office making move to Waterfront

Wednesday, January 29 2020 4:39 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
Once construction finishes in April, one of the local Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty offices will be the newest tenant at the Hinkle Law Firm building at the Waterfront. Patty Sanders, the company's regional president for the state of Kansas, said the plan is to relocate BHHS PenFed Realty's east Wichita office to the Waterfront from its current space n… Read Article

Looks like tee time finally is scheduled for Wichita’s new golf entertainment concept

Tuesday, January 28 2020 2:21 PM
Categorized In Local Trends
After a couple of false starts over the past few years, it looks like the new multimillion dollar golf entertainment complex just north of Greenwich Place finally is going to tee off. It just won’t be a DRIV Golf Lounge & Brewhouse or a Swings complex as once planned. Springfield, Mo., businessman Tim O’Reilly is bringing a… Read Article
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