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Who's coming to the Spaghetti Works District and when they're opening

Wednesday, October 9 2019 5:35 PM
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Once the fences bordering Naftzger Park went down a few weeks ago, better views of the under-construction Spaghetti Works District proved the mixed-use project is nearly complete. Martin Pringle Law Firm, the anchor tenant of the building, relocated its offices there last week. HomeGrown got the approval it needed from the city last week to serve food and d… Read Article

Wichita company’s new headquarters is ‘the best of everything’

Monday, October 7 2019 2:02 PM
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Village Travel is moving into its new headquarters this week, which makes the fourth building the company has built over seven sites in almost four decades. “We get better every time,” says president Jeff Arensdorf. “We’re learned a little bit every time, so this is kind of the best of everything.” The company is moving from… Read Article

Massive new flooring and decor store to open at Kellogg and Webb Road next week

Thursday, September 12 2019 5:45 AM
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By Carrie Rengers SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 05:00 AM, UPDATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 09:35 PM   The new Floor & Decor is opening in the 90,000-square-foot one-time Builders Square space at 9609 E. Kellogg across from Costco next week with several festivities and giveaways. “Picture a home improvement sto… Read Article

Aria Bakery at Normandie Center will be part business, part labor of love

Monday, September 2 2019 9:23 PM
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A decade after leaving Iran to search for new opportunities in the United States, Omid Hashemi is pursuing his version of the American dream: to own his own bakery. “It was his dream job always,” said his wife, Mahshid Alipour Hashemi. “He loves cooking and baking.” In a couple of weeks, the two will open Aria Bakery in the former Swe… Read Article

Wanted: A wine bar, deli or tavern to complete downtown’s Spaghetti Works District

Friday, August 30 2019 7:44 PM
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Ground was broken exactly a year ago, and since then, Wichitans have watched as a fancy new two-story modern brick building complex has gone up on the 600 block of East Douglas, east of Naftzger Park. Tenants will soon be moving into the space, dubbed Spaghetti Works District for the neighboring historic building where Spaghetti Works res… Read Article

Charles Koch-backed foundation to help open ‘sober active community’ center downtown

Tuesday, August 27 2019 8:23 AM
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A new “sober active community” center is going to open on the outskirts of Wichita’s biggest bar and entertainment district with help from the Stand Together Foundation, which Charles Kochand 700 other business people and philanthropists lead. The Phoenix has purchased the 9,400-square-foot building at 145 N. Wa… Read Article

Wichita is down a Walt’s, but a new restaurant will move in soon

Thursday, August 22 2019 9:14 AM
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Wichita is down a Walt’s. But it’s about to gain another burrito place. Walt’s Famous Hamburgers at 1710 S. West St. quietly closed earlier this month. Owner Cindi Mann bought the restaurant 12 years ago from Mike Doss — whose family owns most of the other Walt’s in town. She was approached, she said, by the owner of Los Mexican … Read Article

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

Monday, August 5 2019 8:56 AM
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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
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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

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

Monday, July 22 2019 3:59 PM
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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

Food isn’t the focus of this new Artisan business

Tuesday, July 16 2019 11:44 AM
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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

Greenwich Place lands major outdoor retailer

Friday, July 12 2019 9:45 AM
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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

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

Tuesday, July 9 2019 4:49 PM
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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

Do the math: Mathnasium franchisee is adding a second center

Monday, May 20 2019 4:37 PM
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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

90,000-square-foot retailer is the latest business to help transform Kellogg and Webb

Wednesday, March 27 2019 6:02 AM
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By: Carrie Rengers   The southeast corner of Kellogg and Webb Road is undergoing a major transformation, and another big piece is now a done deal. Floor & Decor is expected to open this fall in the 90,000-square-foot one-time Builders Square space at 9609 E. Kellogg across from Costco. The national chain, which is expected… Read Article

New Hilton Garden Inn lands an unexpected tenant; one broker says, ‘I’m impressed’

Wednesday, March 13 2019 9:34 AM
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By Carrie Rengers Sumit Patel, pictured, and his father, Mitesh, have landed a Starbucks for their Hilton Garden Inn at Douglas and Topeka. The full-service Starbucks won’t have a drive-through, but the Patels are working with the city to try to get a couple of 5-minute parking spots out front. Carrie Rengers Th… Read Article

A restaurant chain new to Wichita will open in the west-side space where Tommy’s was

Tuesday, March 12 2019 8:13 AM
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By Carrie Rengers  By mid-fall, the former west-side Jimmie’s Diner space will be home to Wichita’s first Pizza Ranch restaurant and fun zone, which will be similar to this one from out of state. Courtesy photo The former Tommy’s space at 21st and Tyler is going to be hom… Read Article

This new franchise coming to restaurant row on South Ridge Road won’t have food

Tuesday, March 12 2019 8:11 AM
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Today, the properties around and along South Ridge Road between Maple and Kellogg are swamped with businesses, including so many restaurants it could be known as restaurant row. However, in 1985, the area was deserted, and Tim and Maureen Wilbeck took a gamble on a new Wilbeck Chiropractic office at 455 S. Ridge Road.“There was nothing,” M… Read Article

New Groves Retail Liquor store starts another transformation at Kellogg and Webb Road

Thursday, February 21 2019 8:02 AM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS   JANUARY 23, 2019 05:00 AM   Much like Costco transformed the northeast corner of Kellogg and Webb Road, a number of things are about to happen that will transform the southeast corner. “We’ll have several things to announce, including a major tena… Read Article

These new buildings will seem like retail developments but that’s not what they’ll be

Saturday, February 16 2019 1:24 PM
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BY CARRIE RENGERS   JANUARY 16, 2019 05:00 AM   This may look like a new retail development, but it’s actually a storage unit with garage doors in the middle of two sides of the building for cars to have secured entry and easy access to elevators. Greenville, S.C.-based Centennial American P… Read Article
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