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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

About-to-open restaurant at Wichita State will have ‘study hour’ instead of ‘happy hour’

Monday, August 5 2019 8:56 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
When Whitney Reitz was a student at the University of Oklahoma in 2010, she was hired to work as a cashier at a new Fuzzy’s Taco Shop opening just a few blocks from campus. Nine years later, Reitz is about to open her own Fuzzy’s on a different college campus. Aug. 19 will be opening day for Wichita’s second Fuzzy’s Taco… Read Article

‘Active, energetic, vibrant’ downtown is a recruiting fit for this new business

Wednesday, July 24 2019 10:46 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
Sterling-based Josh Gilmore says there are a lot of great IT companies in Wichita, but he’s bringing his managed IT services here because he says there’s so much work to be done. “The market is changing and growing so much with . . . especially the security focus right now,” he says. “There’s room for everybody… 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

Dog-friendly downtown to get a dog-friendly business in the Spaghetti Works District

Monday, July 22 2019 3:59 PM
Categorized In Press Releases
Julie Breault says she always thought that she and business partner Sara DuLac would open their second Hairy Sofa Pet Grooming Boutique on the west side after opening their first on the east side in 2013. Instead, they’re opening their next grooming business in what Breault says is an extremely dog-friendly… 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

Food isn’t the focus of this new Artisan business

Tuesday, July 16 2019 11:44 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
When you hear the word “artisan,” you might automatically think of bread or some other kind of food. But as Thomas Shafer points out, the word simply means “a skilled tradesman who makes things by hand,” and he says that’s why he’s naming his new business Artisan Home Technology. Shafer says it’s “kind of old school me… 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

Greenwich Place lands major outdoor retailer

Friday, July 12 2019 9:45 AM
Categorized In Press Releases
UPDATED — The Greenwich Place development at K-96 and Greenwich has scored another major national retailer. REI, a Seattle-area member-owned cooperative that sells recreational-related merchandise, will open in 20,000 square feet between Stein Mart and Greenwich Road in spring 2020. “It’s a huge get for Wichita and a great anchor for our project,&r… 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

Another new business has plans to build at the growing Kellogg and Webb intersection

Tuesday, July 9 2019 4:49 PM
Categorized In Press Releases
There’s another new business coming to the ever-expanding southeast corner of Kellogg and Webb Road. Wichita’s second Discount Tire is going to open in 7,000 square feet next to the new Groves Retail Liquor store. “It’s another great national tenant for that corner,” says Stephen Clark II&nbs… 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

Do the math: Mathnasium franchisee is adding a second center

Monday, May 20 2019 4:37 PM
Categorized In Press Releases
One Mathnasium plus one more is soon going to once again equal two of the math learning centers for the Wichita market. Previous Mathnasium franchisees had centers at NewMarket Square and the Waterfront. They sold the west-side one to Rick Conklin, who in 2017 moved it across the 21st and Maize Road intersection to near the southeast corner, an… Read Article
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