"Well-known Wichita chef will open his first solo restaurant this fall in downtown Wichita" 9/16/23

Chef Josh Rathbun is opening a new dinner restaurant called Lotte in the space at Fidelity Bank’s RISE Car Park, Market and English, that First Mile Cantine vacated in April. read more >>

"Who is dressing the bronze sculptures in downtown Wichita? And who is undressing them?" Wichita Eagle 9/18/23

Wichita crochet artist Tamara Gonzales is using brightly colored yarn to "dress up" a collection of bronze sculptures installed along Douglas in downtown Wichita. Some trees are also getting the crochet treatment. read more >>

"Sneak peek: The National, a downtown Wichita mixed-use project, is coming to life" 9/15/23

Renderings are turning into real life at a long-vacant downtown Wichita building being transformed into luxury apartments and coworking space. read more >>

"What to do this weekend: Bike the Open Streets; Enjoy Autumn & Art; Choose a Latin fest" Downtown Wichita 9/14/23

It’s like all the Wichita organizations picked the same weekend for their big events. Good luck deciding this weekend between Open Streets, Autumn & Art, Kansas Railfest and a couple of Hispanic Heritage Month events, which are all going on at the same time. Here’s a rundown of the many big events scheduled outdoors in Wichita this weekend: read more >>


In just a few years, a $300-million biomedical campus is expected to rise in place of nondescript parking lots near Broadway and William streets and a neighboring city transit center destined for replacement. read more >>

"Wichita’s downtown ballpark to host first concert since Riverfront Stadium opened" Wichita Eagle 9/6/23

For the first time since construction of Riverfront Stadium was completed in 2020, the downtown ballpark will host a concert. Tribute bands for Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam will be taking the stage on Sunday, Oct. 8 for a “90’s Rock at the Park” experience, the Wichita Wind Surge announced on Wednesday morning. read more >>

"City Council vote begins new chapter in much-anticipated ballpark project" Wichita Eagle 8/15/23

The new agreement for mixed-use commercial development with the Overland Park-based EPC Real Estate still includes plans for an eight-story, 155-room hotel from the New York City-based Dream Hotel Group. read more >>

"A rooftop terrace and outdoor seating are options for this new Delano development" Wichita Eagle 8/11/23

A buyer has purchased two prominent Delano properties along West Douglas and plans to redevelop them. read more >>

"City names site for new WSU-KU Wichita Biomedical Center: ‘This is going to be big’" Wichita Eagle 7/28/23

On Tuesday, the Wichita City Council will consider a last-minute agenda item that’s a memorandum of understanding between the city, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Wichita State University for the new Wichita Biomedical Center in downtown. read more >>

"Here’s what $25 million in planned upgrades would bring to Exploration Place, riverfront" Wichita Eagle 7/19/23

Big changes could be coming to Exploration Place in the next three years, including an amphitheater and an outdoor playscape and education center, as well as indoor renovations at the science museum. read more >>

"New dessert, daiquiri bar is planned for Delano; Owners will start with a west-side pop up"

Crews are working on the building on West Douglas in Delano that once housed a dance studio. Soon, it will be home to a new daiquiri and dessert bar. read more >>

"What to do this weekend, next week: Automobilia, concerts by Parker McCollum, Bela Fleck" Wichita Eagle 7/6/23

Parker McCollum will headline a show on Saturday at Intrust Bank Arena. read more >>

"Less than a year after starting, Wichita’s parkrun draws tourists as well as locals" Wichita Eagle 7/4/23

Exploration Place parkrun is a free, weekly 5K that is open to walkers, runners, volunteers, spectators and even leashed dogs accompanied by their owners. It starts at 8 a.m. outside Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. read more >>

"Fireworks, parades, games: Here’s how to celebrate Fourth of July in, around Wichita" Wichita Eagle 6/29/23

This long Fourth of July weekend, Wichitans will have more ways to celebrate than just fireworks. With parades, concerts, pool parties and more, there is no shortage of events and activities to mark the holiday. read more >>

"Wichita interior remodeler makes move to historic downtown location" Wichita Business Journal 6/13/23

Wendy Mayes, who has worked in interior remodeling and design for around 30 years, is moving Wendy Mayes Design to 519 E. Douglas at Eaton Place. read more >>

"Ten Minutes With ... John Michael, NICHE culinary school" Wichita Business Journal 6/16/23

John Michael has had a 30-year career in restaurants and hospitality at over 20 establishments across the globe — yet he's poised to build a legacy in Wichita, Kan. read more >>

"Wichita’s first Asian Night Market so unexpectedly crowded, it’s moved to baseball stadium" Wichita Eagle 5/24/23

Last year’s Asian Night Market drew unexpectedly big crowds so organizers decided to move this year’s to a larger venue. read more >>

"New Koch-tied 'Learning Lab' headed to downtown Wichita's Union Station" Wichita Business Journal 5/4/23

An education collaborative with ties to Koch Industries will soon have a high-profile home in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Report: Wichita one of most in-demand Midwest markets for apartment seekers" Wichita Business Journal 5/2/23

The National, a downtown mixed-use development with luxury apartments, coworking space and more, is one of several high-profile projects throughout Wichita set to deliver new rental units in 2023. read more >>

"Hopping Gnome’s big new tap room is likely to be one of the summer’s busiest hangouts" Wichita Eagle 4/24/23

The Hopping Gnome will close its old taproom on Douglas on April 30, and open up in the new one around the corner on Victor on May 2. read more >>

"Riverfest returns to Wichita in June. Snag your button at these locations for a discount" Wichita Eagle 4/18/23

Adam Anderson designed this year’s River Festival logo and button. The artwork was unveiled during an event at Emprise Bank Monday. This year will mark the 51st year of the Wichita River Festival. read more >>

"Wichita Riverfest rolls out its list of 2023 musical performers" Wichita Eagle 4/18/23

The Wichita Riverfest staff is ready to share the musical lineup for the 2023 festival, which will fill downtown Wichita with food, fun and music from June 2 to 10. read more >>

"Fast-growing Wichita creative agency moves to new downtown space" Wichita Business Journal 4/17/23

Justin McClure Creative is growing in clients, capabilities and team members. Now, the Wichita-based creative agency has a new headquarters at 420 S. Commerce that founder Justin McClure says fits the company's upward trajectory. read more >>

"ArenaPointe has new tenants, one of which is going to start the party before moving in" Wichita Eagle 4/17/23

Chris Carlson is moving the Wichita office of the national Galloway & Co. architecture firm to the ArenaPointe building at the southeast corner of Emporia and Waterman. read more >>

"Trendy downtown business adds coffee, now aspires to be one of Wichita’s busiest shops" Wichita Eagle 4/13/23

Grow, the plant shop and bar in downtown Wichita, has just added coffee to its list of offerings, and the owner hopes people will now flock to the shop in the morning. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita adding steak restaurant offering upscale feel without upscale prices" Wichita Eagle 4/13/23

Dave Jewett is opening in the former District Taqueria called Forge ICT at 917 E. Douglas. read more >>

"A new restaurant in Wichita’s Old Town Square celebrates its grand opening on Wednesday" Wichita Eagle 4/11/23

Old Town Square has a new dining option that will please fans of Japanese and Korean fare. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita gets new coworking space with small business focus" Wichita Business Journal 4/10/23

Brant Dumford and Anna Kate Tillison have teamed to launch the Colony, a new co-working space at 659 N. Market in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Renovation of 10-story downtown Wichita building approaches first phase completion" Wichita Business Journal 4/5/23

The transformation of a long-vacant piece of downtown Wichita's skyline is making notable progress — and is on track to have residents moving in within a few months. read more >>

"Change in direction: Converting downtown Wichita's one-way streets to two way" Wichita Business Journal 3/28/23

A new master plan approved by the city in February recommends converting several downtown Wichita streets from one way to two way, including Topeka, Main, English and Market. read more >>

"New downtown Wichita venue — with a boxcar-turned-Airbnb — is ready to make splash [PHOTOS]" Wichita Business Journal 3/28/23

The Hudson St. Francis project has been several years in the making. It recently hosted a grand opening and is starting to book events. read more >>

"Cargill donates $500K for new Kansas African American Museum location" Wichita Businiess Journal 3/1/23

Cargill's North American protein business, headquartered in Wichita, has donated $500,000 to support the relocation of the Kansas African American Museum. read more >>

"Greater Wichita Partnership hires former KSN anchor Emily Younger" Wichita Business Journal 3/6/23

Former KSN-TV anchor Emily Younger has left television to start a new role as the new public relations manager at the Greater Wichita Partnership, the region's economic development organization. read more >>

"This downtown Wichita park will replace rest of grass with artificial turf, add 3 trees" Wichita Eagle 3/2/23

City crews will begin replacing the remaining grass in downtown Wichita’s Naftzger Park with artificial turf next week. read more >>

"See details of a new $400M riverbank proposal that saves Century II, former library" Wichita Eagle 3/1/23

A new plan unveiled Tuesday to the Wichita City Council calls for investing $55 million in the iconic blue-domed Century II building. Other downtown buildings are also in the plan. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita building demolished for new $6M child-care center" Wichita Business Journal 2/24/23

Plans for a new downtown child-care center took a major step forward this week with the demolition of a building to clear the site for construction to start likely early next year. read more >>

"RENEWING THE LEGACY: Renovated downtown park refocuses Chester Lewis' influence on Wichita" Wichita Business Journal 2/17/23

Newton-based artist and art therapist Ellamonique Baccus was commissioned to create artwork for the redesigned Chester I. Lewis Reflection Square in downtown Wichita. Baccus did extensive research on the life of Chester Lewis to create artwork depicting his civil rights work. read more>>

"Wichita City Council to vote on downtown street plan that calls for some major changes" Wichita Eagle 2/6/23

The Wichita City Council will vote Tuesday on a concept plan for redesigning downtown streets that calls for converting several one-way roads to two-way and reducing the number of lanes on other two-way streets. read more >>

"The business leaders on Wichita's new homeless task force" Wichita Business Journal 2/1/23

A new task force aimed at addressing the number of people experiencing homelessness in downtown Wichita met for the first time earlier this month, and now we know who is involved. read more >>

"A little bit of sunshine: Wichita Riverfest reveals artwork for 2023 button, poster" Wichita Eagle 1/23/22

A rower on the river, a runner crossing the finish line and a guitar flowing into fireworks in the sky all are part of the poster design. read more >>

"Pickrell Drilling gets comfortable in new HQ within popular Wichita neighborhood" Wichita Business Journal 1/18/23

Pickrell CEO and board chair Trent Sebits said an office near the city's core fits the company's history and the passions of his grandfather, Carl Sebits — who co-founded Pickrell Drilling with Lloyd Pickrell and Cecil Burton in 1948. read more >>

"Orangetheory Fitness coming to Intrust Bank Arena's doorstep in downtown Wichita" Wichita Business Journal 1/13/23

Orangetheory Fitness' third Wichita location is set to open downtown this spring. read more >>

"Former District Taqueria space quickly lands new tenant" Wichita Eagle 12/20/22

David Jewett said he plans to open "Forge," a "casual steak joint" with an emphasis on craft cocktails, in February at 917 E. Douglas, the former home of District Taqueria. read more >>

"These 10 offices have moved to downtown Wichita in recent years. Who could be next?" Wichita Eagle 12/6/22

Wichita has seen a lot of office movement around the metro area, and downtown remains a high-interest area given the recent momentum and its proximity to dining, shops and entertainment. read more >>

"Wichita will sell riverbank land parcel to Hyatt unless someone makes better offer" Wichita Eagle 12/6/22

The Hyatt plans to use the space to expand meeting rooms and banquet facilities. The $217,440 purchasing agreement for the 14,496-square-foot parcel will go into effect unless another developer makes a better offer on the land in the next 30 days. read more >>

"Classes will begin in January at WSU Tech's downtown culinary school" Wichita Business Journal 12/1/22

Located inside the old Henry's department store building at Broadway and William, the National Institute of Culinary and Hospitality Education will have five culinary lab kitchens, including one pastry kitchen, a banquet kitchen, a chocolate room, two classrooms, a student lounge and a conference room. read more >>

"Wichita is one of the best cities for digital nomads, a new report says. Here’s why" Wichita Eagle 12/1/22

If you’re a remote worker who moves around, you may want to consider Wichita as one of your stops. A new report lists Wichita as one of the best cities for digital nomads. read more >>


"Orangetheory Fitness set to expand into downtown Wichita" Wichita Business Journal 11/28/22

A splash of orange is on the verge of coming to the city's core.The owners of two Orangetheory Fitness franchise locations in Wichita have selected downtown for their third studio. read more >>

"East-side firm to move to Commerce Street Art District to support downtown Wichita" Wichita Eagle 11/14/22

“There’s just so much cool stuff happening downtown,” Idbeis said. “I really just wanted to support Wichita by putting another local business downtown and making sure we keep Wichita’s economy strong by keeping our money local.” read more >>

"Downtown Wichita firm to hire 200 to 300 more workers in the next six months" Wichita Eagle 11/14/22

King of Freight is looking to hire another 200 to 300 workers in the next six months. Sooner rather than later, owner Mike Ricklefs said the company will be out of room in the former Gander Mountain building at WaterWalk. read more >>

"BizTalk with Bill Roy Podcast Episode 284: Jason Gregory, Downtown Wichita" Wichita Business Journal 11/11/22

This fall, the downtown core welcomed the opening of the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, which brings a medical school to Wichita while renovating five downtown buildings. read more >>

"Jason Gregory Q&A: New medical campus 'a big deal' for downtown ICT" Wichita Business Journal 10/28/22

Jason Gregory joined a Q&A with the Wichita Business Journal to talk about the project and whether downtown has the infrastructure to support it. read more >>

"These 7 vacant buildings in downtown ICT hold potential for new development" Wichita Business Journal 10/26/22

An increasing number of once-vacant buildings downtown are now slated for new uses. Yet, several pieces of notable real estate still sit unused, or at least mostly unused, within Wichita's downtown core. We share seven prominent vacant structures that are ripe for potential redevelopment. read more >>

"WSU Tech looking to fill ‘a dream job for a lot of chefs’ in advance of downtown debut" Wichita Eagle 10/28/22

WSU Tech’s The Niche, which will include a culinary program as well as a ramen restaurant and public food hall, is getting closer to complete in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"List analysis: Wichita's office market, not without challenges, is showing momentum" Wichita Business Journal 10/21/22

As businesses wrap their arms around what the new world of work looks like, Wichita's office market is seeing added signs of life, according to multiple people in local property management and real estate. read more >>

"‘Delano neighborhood saves the parade,’ though this one will be known as Paddy Day" Wichita Eagle 10/18/22

A group of Delano business people are starting the Delano Paddy Day Parade in March. read more >>

 "These 5 projects are reshaping downtown Wichita — even south of Douglas" Wichita Business Journal 10/12/22

From new offices, luxury apartments and educational uses — several recently announced development projects will soon help reshape the downtown Wichita skyline. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Bloktoberfest, Ren Fest, Holiday Galleria and more" Wichita Eagle 10/10/22

Some of Wichita’s most anticipated annual events are on the calendar this weekend, including ICT Bloktoberfest, Holiday Galleria and the Great Plains Renaissance Festival. read more>>

"Wichita Community Foundation moving to Broadway Autopark" Wichita Business Journal 10/7/22

One of Wichita's most prominent nonprofit organizations will trade one downtown home for another. The Wichita Community Foundation announced Thursday plans to move from the Epic Center to Broadway Autopark by early next year. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita's Gallery Alley wins national placemaking award" Wichita Business Journal 10/7/22

Efforts to transform a downtown Wichita alleyway into a destination for interactive, sensory art experiences has been recognized with a national award for urban placemaking. read more >>

"Wichita artist creates temporary art gallery for October show of large-scale works" Wichita Eagle 9/30/22

Wichita artist Kirsten Shannon has been preparing her signature large-scale works for a pop-up art show at the Ice House just east of Union Station in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Downtown ICT building plans include new name, look — and mission" Wichita Business Journal 9/30/22

Kingdom Investment I, LLC, the new owner of the former Sterling building in downtown Wichita, plans to rename the property the Kingdom Building. As part of a multi-million dollar renovation, the ownership aims to turn the space into a multi-use building with apartments, retail and shared workspace. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Sample chili, party with your pooch, catch a show" Wichita Eagle 9/30/22

Here’s a look at some entertainment options available as September transitions into October: read more>>

"A Wichita dinner-only restaurant adds lunch, and a daytime-only restaurant adds dinner" Wichita Eagle 9/29/22

Starting next week: Doo-Dah Diner — the downtown restaurant that’s been a popular breakfast and lunch restaurant for a decade — will be adding weeknight dinner hours. And The Belmont, the trendy College Hill restaurant open since 2020 at 3555 E. Douglas, will be adding lunch. read more >>

"Mid-States Fitness staying in downtown Wichita with new location" Wichita Business Journal 9/26/22

Mid-States Fitness Equipment is on the move — but it's not going far. The residential and commercial health and fitness equipment business will relocate to 507 S. St. Francis later this year, said Craig Bally, Mid-States Fitness owner. read more >>

"Chef closes one of his existing restaurants to focus on new restaurant, bar in Old Town" Wichita Eagle 8/25/22

Rodriguez, who said he’s long wanted to get into the bar business, has just taken over the recently vacated Headz & Tailz space at 301 N. Washington and is in the process of converting it into a new Mexican restaurant and tequila bar that will offer live entertainment geared toward the Hispanic community on the weekends. read more >>

"Kansas African American Museum launches $6M campaign for long-awaited move" Wichita Business Journal 8/5/22

The Kansas African American Museum will soon have a new home. read more >>

"City OKs more funding for Chester I. Lewis park renovation" Wichita Business Journal 8/3/22

The city's renovation of the downtown Chester I. Lewis Reflection Park is reaching its final stages — but not without some final finishing touches. read more >>

"Classes begin Monday at Wichita's new downtown medical school" Wichita Business Journal 7/29/22

A years-long effort to open a downtown osteopathic medical school will culminate Monday when 91 students begin classes. read more >>

"Check out the menu for Old Town Square’s about-to-open new Italian restaurant" Wichita Eagle 7/26/22

He put on a “soft opening” for friends and family over the weekend, and sometime in the next couple of days, Arnulfo Garcia will open his new Old Town Square restaurant — Bocatto: Eatery and Pasta — to the public. read more >>

"10-story downtown building set for transformation after acquisition; New owner seeking IRBs" Wichita Business Journal 7/15/22

Main Street Living, LLC announced Thursday its purchase of the 150 N. Main property and plans to turn the vacant 10-story building into a mixed-use facility with luxury apartments and a "fashionable co-working space. read more >>

"Wichita cracks top 10 in national luxury apartment report" Wichita Business Journal 7/6/22

While Wichita's housing market remains especially tight, the city has seen a boom in luxury apartments over the last decade, according to a recent study. read more >>

"Special report: What the latest Census data tells us about Wichita's growth" Wichita Business Journal 7/1/22

The 2020 Census data released last year lends a picture to how and where Wichita's population is growing. read more 

"Artists, Wichita businesses have created ‘front porches.’ Here’s where you can see them" Wichita Eagle 7/1/22

Six local businesses worked with Wichita artists, architects and more for about five months to build outdoor expansions of their businesses. This Friday, the public gets to enjoy them at the Front Porch Project launch party. read more >>

"List analysis: Transformative education highlights local architecture activity" Wichita Business Journal 6/24/22

One of the most visible projects has been the Kansas Health Science Center in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"City aims to address downtown's Wichita's parking woes with new strategic plan" Wichita Business Journal 6/22/22

The city has renewed efforts to develop a new downtown parking and multimodal plan with the rehiring of Walker Consultants, an Indianapolis consulting firm. read more >>

"Prime Capital's new downtown office a part of Wichita growth plan" Wichita Business Journal 6/21/22

Andrew Merchant, Prime Capital's Wichita market managing director, said after two years of looking for the right office space while working primarily remotely, the 2,000 square-foot location near Union Station checked the right boxes. read more >>

"Dream Hotel Group will open a 155-room hotel on Wichita's downtown riverfront" Wichita Business Journal 6/21/22

The mixed-use commercial development planned to the east of Riverfront Stadium has lured an eight-story, 155-room hotel from the New York City-based Dream Hotel Group — its first in Wichita. read more>>

"Here’s how to join an evening kayak float down the Arkansas River to the Keeper" Wichita Eagle 6/18/22

If an evening kayak trip down the Arkansas River sounds like fun, the city of Wichita has a tour for you. read more >>

"First Mile Kitchen’s bright, modern sister restaurant ready to open in downtown Wichita" Wichita Eagle 6/17/22

Just five months after opening their Bradley Fair restaurant — First Mile Kitchen at 2141 N. Bradley Fair Parkway — Nick Korbee and wife Amanda Luginbill are ready to open their second restaurant. read more >>

"Grow, a unique new business offering a bar, plants for sale, a DIY space, is opening soon" 6/17/22

A unique new business that’s part trendy plant shop, part bar will open next week in Wichita, and its owner is preparing for big crowds. read more >>

"Concerts, parade and more planned to mark Juneteenth in Wichita this weekend" Wichita Eagle 6/17/22

A full slate of events is lined up to celebrate Juneteenth in Wichita. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that honors the ending of slavery in the United States. read more >>

"Another farmers market will open in downtown Wichita next week" Wichita Eagle 6/14/22

Like many other events in Wichita that were put on pause once the pandemic hit, Fidelity Bank has not put on its weekday downtown farmers market in three years. read more >>

"Special report: Wichita's 'Instagrammable' businesses embrace social media-friendly designs" Wichita Business Journal 6/10/22

Nearly every corner of the new GROW Giesen Plant Shop will be "Instagrammable," said the store's owner, Heather Giesen. read more >>

"Country legend Willie Nelson, 89, draws crowd of more than 50,000 to downtown Wichita" Wichita Eagle 6/6/22

The Wichita Riverfest on Saturday night drew one of the biggest crowds it’s had in years when country legend Willie Nelson took the stage at Kennedy Plaza. read more >>

"Miss the big drone light show at Exploration Place? Here’s a video recap" Wichita Eagle 6/6/22

If you missed the drone light show that drew big crowds to Exploration Place on Saturday and Sunday nights, don’t worry: We have a video recap for you. read more >>

"Gospelfest, boat tours on the river and more today at Riverfest" Wichita Eagle 6/6/22

Some of the festival’s recurring events will begin later on Monday. Wagonmasters river tours and Kids Corner start at 5 p.m. and the Carnival starts at 6 p.m. read more >>

"Want to know who’s performing at Riverfest? Here’s a list." Wichita Eagle 6/3/22

It’s that time of the year again, when the Downtown Wichita streets are filled with fair food, booths, live performances and more. RiverFest Wichita has been a Wichita favorite for the last 50 years. read more >>

"What’s up with the wooden deck being built in front of Old Mill Tasty Shop?" Wichita Eagle 6/2/22

If you’ve recently driven past the Old Mill Tasty Shop — the classic Wichita restaurant at 604 E. Douglas that’s turning 90 this year — you would have noticed crews out front busy at work on a structure that looks like a new patio. read more >>

"Why downtown Wichita doesn't have a grocery store and what it would take it get one" Wichita Business Journal 5/27/22

"When I give a presentation, the No. 1 question is, 'When is Wichita going to get a grocery store?'" said Jason Gregory, who is executive director of Downtown Wichita, an affiliate of the Greater Wichita Partnership. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Country music, guitar music and a WAM last chance" Wichita Eagle 5/27/22

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and those not headed out of town or to the lake will be looking for things to do in town. They’ll find museum exhibits, concerts and fun outdoor activities. read more >>

"Wichita’s new Asian Night Market will be filled with food, drink, fun" Wichita Eagle 5/25/22

Saturday’s Asian Night Market, scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. at Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas, will feature 24 vendors, and most of them will be selling Asian food. read more >>

"Exploration Place to transform its 20-acre campus with amphitheater and adventureland" Wichita Eagle 5/23/22

Smith worked with the nonprofit’s board to create a five-year strategic plan to transform Exploration Place’s 20-acre campus, which extends on a long, thin site from the Keeper of the Plains bridge to the First Street bridge. read more >>

"Projects of the Year: Fidelity Bank reaffirms commitment to downtown with opening of Rise Car Park" Wichita Business Journal 5/20/22

The Fidelity Bank Rise Car Park is a tangible reminder that the organization is committed to being a pillar of downtown Wichita and the city in general for decades to come. read more >>

"Real Estate Awards: At 149, the Baltimore keeps being a Wichita icon" Wichita Business Journal 5/20/22

Formerly called Occidental Plaza, the three-story building at the northeast corner of Main and 2nd is a landmark in Wichita’s history, built in 1873 and recognized for its black-and-white exterior and window shutters. read more >>

"Spaghetti Works District builds momentum with iHeartMedia as newest tenant" Wichita Business Journal 5/20/22

iHeartMedia Inc. took over 2,650 square feet of the district's second floor office space earlier this year. It's a sign of momentum for the area that points to larger office market trends. read more >>

"Wichitan’s pride, curiosity come through in ‘100 Things to Do in Wichita Before You Die’" Wichita Eagle 5/15/22

Although she’s a Wichita native, Vanessa Whiteside likes to treat outings in her hometown as if she were on a trip to an out-of-town destination: looking for new things, asking her server what they like to eat from the menu, talking to business owners and more. read more >>

"Teen actor enjoying first role at Roxy’s in ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’" Wichita Eagle 5/2/22

Dancing since he was 3 years old and performing since fourth grade, Keaton Mohr was bitten by the theater bug in his first performance, which was in Wichita Children’s Theatre’s “Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” read more >>

"Riverview Building lands several new tenants" Wichita Business Journal 4/29/22

The Riverview Building has three new tenants — demonstrating what one real estate veteran sees as growing momentum for Wichita's office leasing market. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Lions, horses and a couple of outdoor parties" Wichita Eagle 4/29/22

Whether you like theater or you prefer block parties, Wichita has you covered this weekend. Here’s a list of fun things to do around town: read more >>

"Hunter Health becomes Meritrust Center's newest tenant" Wichita Business Journal 4/27/22

The Meritrust Center continues to fill up. On Wednesday, Meritrust Credit Union announced that Hunter Health will move administration offices to the fifth floor of the center in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Wichita's Ambassador named a AAA Four Diamond Hotel for ninth year" Wichita Business Journal 4/21/22

Wichita's Ambassador Hotel has been named a AAA Four Diamond hotel for the ninth straight year. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: See bull riders, shop and grub, catch some comedy" Wichita Eagle 4/22/22

The lineup of fun events in Wichita this weekend and next week is rather diverse and includes bull riding, concerts, a dance party and a Civil War reenactment. Here are some of the events Wichitans in need of fun can choose from: read more >>

"Wichita City Council OKs millions more in public money for Riverfront Stadium district" Wichita Eagle 4/19/22

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved pumping nearly $10 million in additional public incentives into its minor league baseball stadium district, including a tax-funded parking garage and tax breaks on two office buildings for developers. read more >>

"A sign that’s gone up in downtown Wichita has sandwich fans pretty excited" Wichita Eagle 4/18/22

Wichitans who remember the Metro Grill sandwich cart from Town East Square — and all the amazing sandwiches it used to serve — have reason to celebrate today. The restaurant is making a comeback. read more >>

"Wichita poised to pump an extra $14.6 million into Riverfront Stadium district" Wichita Eagle 4/17/22

Wichita is poised to pump an additional $14.6 million into its Riverfront Stadium district, including a new parking garage, tax breaks for the Wind Surge owners’ private development company, Arkansas River improvements and a federal-funded skybridge over McLean Boulevard. read more >>

"Wichita receives $5M grant for riverfront improvements around ballpark" Wichita Eagle 4/13/22

The city of Wichita has secured a $5 million grant that will fund riverfront improvements and a skybridge to support private development surrounding the downtown baseball stadium. read more >>

"Under new partnership, undergrads at Friends can start med school early at new Wichita DO school" Wichita Business Journal 4/12/22

A select number of undergraduate health sciences students at Friends University will have the opportunity to get an accelerated path to medical school under a new partnership with the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the organizations announced Tuesday. read more >>

"Dates for ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ performances in Wichita have been set" Wichita Eagle 4/11/22

“Hamilton” is coming to Wichita. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s iconic musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton, told through hip-hop, jazz, R&B and showtunes, will land at the Century II concert hall for 16 performances June 6-18, 2023. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Greet the tulips, appreciate art, see a famous car" Wichita Eagle 4/1/22

It’s First Friday in Wichita, meaning there’s lots of art to see. It’s also spring, so it’s time to start gazing at tulips. And that’s not even all there is to do in Wichita this weekend. Here’s a look at some of the fun things going on during the first weekend in April: read more >>

"Wichita theater stages bluegrass musical written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell" Wichita Eagle 4/1/22

Just because Steve Martin co-wrote the music for “Bright Star,” which opens at Roxy’s Downtown next week, it doesn’t mean the show is full of wild-and-crazy-guy tunes. read more >>

"Farmers Market season starts Saturday in Wichita, and the two biggies will both be bigger" Wichita Eagle 3/31/22

Wichita’s two main farmers markets are opening for the season this weekend, and the directors of both say that their opening-day vendor counts will be at all-time highs. read more >>

"Wichita’s Doo-Dah Diner had a visit from a very hungry celebrity on Friday afternoon" Wichita Eagle 3/30/22

Henry Winkler — the 76-year-old actor who the older generation knows as The Fonz from “Happy Days” and who younger people recognize from his role in Adam Sandler’s film “The Waterboy” — was in Wichita on Friday to speak to a convention, he told his admirers at Doo-Dah Diner. read more >>

"GROW Giesen Plant Shop location coming to high-profile downtown spot" Wichita Business Journal 3/25/22

GROW Giesen Plant Shop will open a new retail location at Fidelity Bank’s RISE Car Park in downtown Wichita — a spot that just this week grabbed international press attention. read more >>

"Unique business — a trendy plant shop with a martini bar — is opening in downtown Wichita" Wichita Eagle 3/25/22

Fidelity Bank’s new RISE Car Park at 320 S. Market is about to add a new tenant — a unique business with an “Instagram-able” vibe that is part trendy plant shop, part entertainment venue and part educational facility. read more >>

"Metropolitan Baptist Church sells in first major step of Riverfront Village development" Wichita Business Journal 3/23/22

Plans to develop the mixed-use Riverfront Village in Wichita's Delano District took a major step forward earlier this month with the purchase of the Metropolitan Baptist Church property at the southwest corner of Douglas Avenue and McLean Boulevard. read more >>

"Sale of church paves way for major riverfront development near Wichita ballpark" Wichita Eagle 3/23/22

Laham Development and Birds Eye Holdings have purchased the Metropolitan Baptist Church on west Douglas and plan to transform the property into a mixed-use development just north of Riverfront Stadium. read more >>

"NCAA women's basketball expected to bring $1M in economic impact to Wichita" Wichita Business Journal 3/22/22

Starting Saturday, thousands of basketball fans are expected to pour into downtown Wichita as Intrust Bank Arena plays host to four NCAA women's teams vying for a shot in the Final Four. read more >>

"How Wichita plans to ‘roll out the red carpet’ for NCAA women’s basketball players" Wichita Eagle 3/20/22

Wichita is uniquely situated to help the NCAA redeem itself this March Madness, as the city is set to host the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of the Division I NCAA women’s basketball tournament for the first time on March 26 and 28 at Intrust Bank Arena. read more >>

"March Madness is back in Wichita. How to buy tickets to NCAA women’s basketball games" Wichita Eagle 3/20/22

March Madness is returning to Wichita this week with the highest level of action the city has hosted, as the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds will be played at Intrust Bank Arena. read more >>

"Gridiron takes on COVID in this year’s show" Wichita Eagle 3/12/22

After having to cancel the 2020 Gridiron because of the pandemic, the original musical comedy show to benefit journalism scholarships returned last year with a hybrid live-online offering. That combination will be back this year, and the show is expanded to three nights — March 17-19 — from the previous two, at Roxy’s Downtown. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Disney on Ice, concerts and comedy shows" Wichita Eagle 3/11/22

Intrust Bank Arena will have Disney characters on ice. Many of the local music venues will have comedy shows and concerts. And this weekend in Wichita will also hold all sorts of shopping opportunities. read more >>

"Meet the Black chefs, owners and influencers helping shape Wichita’s dining scene" Wichita Eagle 2/28/22

Wichita has a rich history of Black entrepreneurs who helped build the city’s dining scene through its early years. read more >>

"Fat Tuesday is next week, and Wichita will be full of Cajun-ified meals and parties" Wichita Eagle 2/24/22

Fat Tuesday is less than a week away, and the school-night parties will be underway all over Wichita with lots of crawfish, oysters, hurricanes and beads. read more >>

"A downtown Wichita eatery known for its dessert is about to add pizza to the menu" Wichita Eagle 2/22/22

Wichita Cheesecake Company is not — repeat — NOT The Cheesecake Factory. And although most Wichitans know that by now, Wichita Cheesecake Company owner Mark Daniels says that some still assume that it’s at least like The Cheesecake Factory and that it serves food as well as dessert. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita is building toward tomorrow | Commentary" Wichita Eagle 2/22/22

We recently celebrated the 100th project in downtown Wichita since that adoption with 101 projects now completed. Those projects now are close to $1.5 billion dollars in investment in our downtown. read more >>

"Covid nearly wiped Wichita's hospitality workforce. Two new culinary schools could inspire a changing tide" Wichita Business Journal 2/15/22

With both programs constructing two new state-of-the-art culinary schools — one in Andover and one in downtown Wichita — the area could see an influx of up to 800 new workers trained in the culinary arts and restaurant and hospitality management within the next few years. read more >>

"Wichita's indoor football team begins new chapter with new league, new venue" Wichita Business Journal 2/10/22

The team also announced Tuesday that it would relocate its home games from the Kansas Star Casino to the Wichita Ice Center, according to a report from Wichita Story. read more >>

"If Wichita is up for a mystery company's 3M square-foot megaproject, where could it go?" Wichita Business Journal 2/6/22

The chase is on as a mystery company considers building a new $4 billion, 3 million square-foot advanced manufacturing warehouse in either Kansas or Tulsa. read more>>

"A long list of Valentine’s Day 2022 specials being offered at Wichita restaurants" Wichita Eagle 2/8/22

Here’s a list of some of the Valentine’s Day specials scheduled in restaurants around Wichita, and please note that while many are being offered on Monday — the actual Feb. 14 — some restaurants are starting their specials this weekend. read more>>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Go sledding, hear the symphony play movie scores" Wichita Eagle 2/4/22

Here are some of the activities happening in Wichita over the first weekend of February 2022. read more>>

"‘The Color Purple’ finally makes it to Roxy’s stage" Wichita Eagle 2/4/22

Getting “The Color Purple” on stage at Roxy’s Downtown has been a long time coming. The stage musical version of Alice Walker’s 1982 book and the accompanying 1985 movie was supposed to be staged a year ago but was delayed by COVID. It opens this weekend and continues through Feb. 27. read more>>

"Organization that puts on Riverfest names a new CEO" Wichita Business Journal 1/28/22

Wichita Festivals Inc., which puts on the annual Riverfest celebration downtown, has named Nancy Duling as its new president and CEO. read more >>

"Wichita State Shockers baseball to host Oklahoma State game at Riverfront Stadium" Wichita Eagle 1/19/22

Wichita State baseball fans will be able to enjoy Riverfront Stadium, the city’s downtown ballpark, for the second year in a row. read more >>

"Who is Sudha Tokala?" Wichita Eagle 1/17/22

When pharmacist-turned-developer Sudha Tokala went on a buying spree of downtown buildings a few years ago, almost everyone who heard about her had one question: “Who?” read more >>

"See inside the new downtown Wichita medical school" Wichita Eagle 1/16/22

Real estate developer Sudha Tokala developed the Innes Building at William and Broadway. The proposed Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine will take ownership of the building in January. read more >>

"First two restaurants for a new downtown Wichita food hall have been selected" Wichita Eagle 1/16/22

As WSU Tech prepares to open its culinary school in the former Henry’s building in August, developer Sudha Tokala is proceeding with plans for a food hall and event center there as well. read more >>

"Wichita developer giving new life to several downtown buildings" Wichita Eagle 1/16/22

Pharmacist-turned-developer Sudha Tokala is transforming several buildings in downtown Wichita, some which have been empty for decades. read more >>

"New downtown Wichita gallery to highlight works of artists with visual impairments" Wichita Eagle 1/14/22

A new art gallery that champions art accessibility and inclusion is opening on Douglas Avenue this weekend, with a grand opening celebration planned for Saturday. read more >>

"List analysis: 3 new hotels planned for Wichita as travel industry claws back" Wichita Business Journal 1/7/22

Signs must be positive, because despite Covid-19's impact on the industry plans for at lease three new hotel projects are expected to take shape in Wichita in the new year. read more >>

"Wings, burgers, lots of ’cue: A list of restaurants Wichita can look forward to in 2022" Wichita Eagle 1/6/22

Many hearty restaurateurs are planning to launch their ventures in 2022, and the list of expected openings for this year is already pretty long. read more >>

"Actors tackle multiple roles in ‘Five Course Love’ at Roxy’s Downtown" Wichita Eagle 1/6/22

Jenni Warren and Ethan Crank are relatively young in their acting careers, but thanks to the new musical at Roxy’s Downtown, they are adding five new roles to their theatrical resumes. read more >>

"Envision gallery celebrating blind and disabled artists planned for Old Town space" Wichita Business Journal 1/4/21

Envision plans to expand on its mission of showcasing the creative talents of individuals who are blind and visually impaired with a new, open-to-the-public art gallery in Old Town. read more >>

"New year, new promise: A list of some of the fun, new things Wichita can expect in 2022" Wichita Eagle 1/2/22

Enter The Wichita Eagle’s annual list of things to look forward to in Wichita in the coming year. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: New Year’s Day exercise, last chance for lights" Wichita Eagle 12/31/21

Now that 2021 is nearly behind us, it’s time to start having some 2022-style fun. read more >>

"What’s next for the fast-growing Delano?" Wichita Eagle 12/26/21

Even with as much growth and development as there already has been in Delano, there’s much more to come. The biggest blank canvas to be developed is along the river. read more >>

"There’s a fast-growing area of Wichita that is proving ‘the sexy place to be’' Wichita Eagle 12/26/21


Business and development have exploded in Delano in recent years with several more large projects planned in the future. read more >>

"Mother and daughter open new downtown Wichita store selling global fair trade goods" Wichita Business Journal 12/23/21

Ilean Krum and her mother, Ileana Krum, have opened a new retail store in downtown Wichita called Filigrana Artisans, a fair trade brand that sells clothing, accessories and decor made by artisans and makers around the globe. read more >>

"Flying Stove, pioneer of Wichita food truck scene, turns 10 with brick-and-mortar dreams" Wichita Eagle 12/22/21

Jeff Schauf and his chef/brother Rob Schauf were living in California when they decided they wanted to start a food truck. Eventually, they decided to do it in their home town. read more >>


"Front Porch pairings are diverse mix that will create new outdoor spaces downtown" Wichita Eagle 12/20/21

Starting in January, a group of area creatives — ranging from a horticulturist to a college professor to a graphic artist — will help six downtown businesses develop outdoor expansions that will go beyond a typical patio as part of a new placemaking project called the Front Porch. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Concerts, pancakes with Santa, Christmas flicks" Wichita Eagle 12/17/21

Looking for a little fun before the rush to Christmas officially starts? Here are some entertaining activities happening in and around Wichita over the third weekend in December: read more>>

"THINGS TO WATCH IN 2022 - People, projects and plans expected to make waves in the new year" Wichita Business Journal 12/17/21

Here are seven things to keep an eye on heading into the new year. read more >>

"Ten wallet-friendly things for families to do in Wichita during the holiday break" Wichita Eagle 12/13/21

PAINTING PARTY Enroll the kids in a one-hour, in-person paint session at Paint the Towne to create Christmas- or winter-themed painting or opt to purchase discounted at-home kits featuring the same themes. read more >>

"Wichita’s downtown medical school given go-ahead to recruit students for August 2022" Wichita Eagle 12/13/21

The Kansas Health Science Center - Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine has been granted permission to start recruiting students for its first classes. School officials announced Monday that their pre-accreditation status was approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: tree lighting, ice skating and ‘The Nutcracker’" Wichita Eagle 12/10/21

Here’s a look at some of the events happening around Wichita during the second week of December. read more >>


"Owners of about-to-open Bradley Fair restaurant are planning a second eatery downtown" Wichita Eagle 12/8/21

Married couple Korbee and Luginbill say they are also planning a restaurant for the ground floor of Fidelity Bank’s new RISE Car Park at 320 N. Market. They’ll call it First Mile Cantine. read more >>

"Tech startup KaaS lands in Garvey Center as property owner invests" Wihita Business Journal 12/3/21

Startup technology company Knowledge as a Service Inc. (KaaS) has found its Wichita location in the Garvey Center downtown. read more >>

"Old Town space will get a modern update as a music recording and photo studio" Wichita Business Journal 12/3/21

Jacob Clark is a classic case of a Wichita boomerang. Clark is a partner in Parallel Studios, which will double as a music recording studio and a photography studio. read more >>

"Visit Wichita study calls for new convention center to replace Century II" Wichita Eagle 11/30/21

A consulting firm hired by Visit Wichita says it’s time for the city to replace the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center with a new facility, even as the national convention industry remains mired in a COVID-19 funk. read more >>

"Here’s where you can get photos with Santa — and Mrs. Claus and reindeer — in Wichita this year" Wichita Eagle 11/26/21

While sitting on Santa’s lap is still a memory of Christmases pasts thanks to the pandemic, families have several opportunities to get photos with Santa — and even Mrs. Claus and reindeer —this year. Besides traditional photo opportunities, families can play games or enjoy a meal with Santa. Here’s a list of some of Santa’s engagements in the Wichita area: read more >>

"2021 Executives of the Year: Jeff Fluhr, President, Greater Wichita Partnership" Wichita Business Journal 11/19/21

What are the key qualities a company leader must have to be successful? I believe a successful leader must have integrity, character, the discipline to listen and the ability to cast and inspire a team around a vision. read more >>

"How a football field was made at Wichita’s Riverfront baseball stadium for title game" Wichita Eagle 11/19/21

The final touches are being put on a month-long transformation from turning the baseball field at Riverfront Stadium into a football field, ready to host the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference championship game. read more >>

"How did downtown Wichita fare post-Covid? New reports examine office, residential, hotel market" Wichita Business Journal 11/17/21

The momentum for downtown Wichita took a pause when the global coronavirus pandemic all but shut the city down in March 2020. A year and a half later, the pressing question is whether Covid-19 has changed the outlook for downtown Wichita's continued progress. read more >>

"Roxy’s stages ‘Church Basement Ladies’ as Christmas show" 11/17/21

Rick Bumgardner admits that a “Church Basement Ladies” musical isn’t something Roxy’s Downtown patrons might expect. The Christmas-themed installment, “Away in the Basement,” opens this week and continues through Dec. 19. It is the third of seven “Church Basement Ladies” musicals and serves as a prequel to the original. read more >>

"Looking for holiday-related things to do in Wichita? Check out this list" Wichita Eagle 11/15/21 

Whether you need a little holiday spirit or a lot, several events are happening in the coming weeks in the Wichita area to help you become merry. The events range from extravagant light displays to live theater productions — including ones locally written — and from holiday concerts to long-running traditions. There are also opportunities to get creative with art and sweet treats. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Comic Con, start of holiday fun, new film festival" Wichita Eagle 11/15/21

Thanksgiving is drawing closer, and several annual events are returning to Wichita, some after a year off because of COVID-19. As usual, there will be plenty of art, music and fun to soak up in Wichita. Here are some of the options this weekend: read more >>

"Tour the proposed Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in downtown" Wichita Eagle 11/8/21

The proposed Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is almost completed in the former Macy's building downtown. The college will occupy 116,000 feet on floors 1-4 and part of 5. read more >>

"Creatives wanted: Still time to enter Front Porch project for downtown businesses" Wichita Eagle 10/25/21

Thanks to a $75,000 National Endowment of the Arts Our Town grant, a new placemaking project called the Front Porch will bring together area creatives and six downtown Wichita businesses who will develop outdoor expansions of those businesses. read more >>

"Old Town space vacated by aquarium gets a refresh as office for all-female real estate team" Wichita Business Journal 10/22/21

The high-profile storefront at the southeast corner of Douglas and Washington has been empty since The Aquarium, a local aquatic pet store, left the spot over the summer. But a new office tenant has moved in and brought an entirely new vibe to the space. read more >>

"Historic 1920s downtown office building on the market for $1.6M" Wichita Business Journal 10/22/21

Originally constructed in 1925 for the Elks Club, the 75,000 square-foot building is near the northeast corner of 1st and Market, across the street from The Lux. read more >>

"Wichita Asian Festival returns after one-year off, will feature scary ‘Squid Game’ treat" Wichita Eagle 10/20/21


The free festival, which will happen from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, always takes place inside Century II’s Convention and Exhibition Halls and features cultural performances, craft vendors and a Miss Wichita Asian Festival scholarship pageant. read more >>

"ICT Summit panel: Risk for downtown development shrinks as progress continues" Wichita Business Journal 10/19/21

Investing in Wichita's downtown core is almost always a risk, but the more people who do it, the easier it becomes for others. A panel of local developers and business leaders delivered that message Tuesday during the Wichita Business Journal's ICT Summit. read more >>

"City selects McCownGordon for downtown Chester I. Lewis park renovations" Wichita Business Journal 10/18/21

When it's finished, the park, located south of Douglas Avenue between Broadway and Market, will serve as an entryway into the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and is expected to continue to honor the life and legacy of its namesake, late local civil rights advocate Chester I. Lewis. read more >>

"Tallgrass Film Festival returns for 19th year with in-person events, virtual screenings" Wichita Eagle 10/17/21

In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, Wichita’s beloved Tallgrass Film Festival returns for its 19th year in two waves. The first part of the festival will be in-person, with screenings, parties, workshops and more being held Wednesday, Oct. 20, through Oct. 24 at various venues throughout downtown Wichita. After that, the festival will move online for virtual screenings Oct. 24 through 29. read more >>

"What to do this weekend in Wichita: Country concerts, shopping and Halloween fun" Wichita Eagle 10/15/21

Wichita will be busy this weekend with country concerts, Halloween events and shopping opportunities. Here are some of the fun ways Wichitans can keep themselves entertained this weekend: read more >>

"Local events continue with Seldom Heard Film Festival, Rudy Love documentary, Tallgrass" Wichita Eagle 10/15/21

Kansas filmmakers and Kansas films are the center of attention at the first-ever Seldom Heard Film Festival, to be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Augusta Historic Theatre, 523 State St. in Augusta. The Tallgrass Film Festival will kick off its 19th year with a free family-friendly screening of “Shrek” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas. read more >>

"Roxy’s Downtown gets ‘Toxic’ for Halloween musical" Wichita Eagle 10/14/21

With Arnold directing, “The Toxic Avenger” runs through Halloween at Roxy’s. The musical is a collaboration of Joe DiPietro and Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan, who followed “Avenger” with the Tony Award-winning “Memphis.” read more >>

"Renovation complete for riverfront warehouse turned into Class A mixed-use" Wichita Business Journal 10/12/21

A renovation has transformed a former Key Construction warehouse at 2nd Street and McLean Boulevard into a Class A, mixed-use building. read more >>

"Prairie Fire Marathon adds family 5K, offers outdoor events" Wichita Business Journal 10/8/21

After a pared-down, socially distanced event for 2020, the Prairie Fire Marathon returns in full form on Sunday. Offering a marathon, half-marathon and 5K, this year’s event will also feature a new, non-competitive family 5K. read more >>

"Photos: Historic downtown building renamed The Baltimore is now Class A apartments" Wichita Business Journal 10/7/21

An extensive remodel turning Wichita's oldest commercial building into Class A apartments has finished, and property managers say it's already two-thirds of the way leased. read more >>

"Riverfront Stadium to host its first football game: the Jayhawk playoff championship" Wichita Eagle 10/7/21

Wichita’s downtown baseball stadium will host its first football game next month. In coordination with the Wichita Wind Surge, the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference announced Thursday afternoon that it will hold its playoff championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 at Riverfront Stadium. read more >>

"ICT Bloktoberfest returns to downtown with beer, food, music and a ‘dad bod’ contest" Wichita Eagle 10/7/21


When Xclusive Event Services owners Crystal McDonald and her brother, Cody Lathrop, put on their first ICT Bloktoberfest in 2016, it was a little too popular. A crowd of 4,000 people crammed into the plaza on Union Station for the first-year block party, which included beer, wiener dog races and sausage samples. read more >>

"Photos: Newly renovated Meritrust Center unveiled with ribbon-cutting" Wichita Businesss Journal 10/4/21

Delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Meritrust Credit Union hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil its newly renovated downtown headquarters to a crowd of about 100 community leaders and partners on Monday. read more >>

"Wichita heads back to the future as riverfront possibilities abound" Wichita Eagle 10/3/21

After more than a year of disruption and delay because of the pandemic, new questions are being asked about the future of Wichita’s riverfront. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend and into next week: Comedy, concerts and Riverfest" Wichita Eagle 10/1/21

But there are lots of other activities happening in and around Wichita this weekend into next week that you might want to check out, including concerts, comedy, shopping opportunities and one of the first big shows at Intrust Bank Arena since COVID-19. read more >>

"The second part of the 2021 Wichita Riverfest starts this week with concerts, fireworks" Wichita Eagle 9/27/21

The second half of the split-in-two 2021 Wichita Riverfest launches Thursday in downtown Wichita, and the four-day fall installment will include most of the annual event’s marquee attractions — including the fireworks show, the food court and the headlining concerts. read more >>

"Long Island Medium brings live experience to Orpheum on Saturday" Wichita Eagle 9/23/21

If you’re interested in seeing the television personality read members of the local audience in person, you’re in luck. As of Thursday, about 80 tickets remained for Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Caputo begins the roughly two-hour show at 7:30 p.m. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Music in the parks, music in the concert venues" Wichita Eagle 9/23/21


If you finish with the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff and the Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival and still have energy left, the first weekend of fall has plenty of ways for you to burn it off. read more >>

"Wichita’s downtown chili cookoff returns after a year off, will happen in its old spot" Wichita Eagle 9/23/21

“There’s some new people, and we have a lot of the staples we’ve had year in and year out,” said Bill Ramsey, the “media wrangler” for the Wichita Wagonmasters. “I think there are just a lot of people who are super excited to be a part of something out in public again.” read more >>

"Who, when and how to buy tickets for the Wichita Wind Surge baseball playoff games" Wichita Eagle 9/19/21

Minor league postseason baseball is coming back to Wichita, as the Wind Surge wrapped up a regular-season championship in the Double-A Central on Sunday with a 10-6 victory over the Arkansas Travelers. read more >>

"Wichita unveils redesigned park honoring civil rights icon at entrance to med school" Wichita Eagle 9/16/21


City officials have begun showing off the planned design of a downtown park being rebuilt as the entryway to Wichita’s new osteopathic medical school, while continuing to honor the legacy of civil rights luminary Chester I. Lewis. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Art festivals, Open Streets, Latin Fest and more" Wichita Eagle 9/16/21

Wichita will be full of art festivals and open streets this weekend, which will be packed with activities all over town. Here are some of your options if you’re looking for fun on the weekend of Sept. 17-19. read more >>

"Win for Lou: Wichita Wind Surge find their rallying cry for baseball playoff push" Wichita Eagle 9/14/21

A division championship and spot in the Double-A Central playoffs will be on the line this week in the six-game series hosted by the Wichita Wind Surge against the Arkansas Travelers at Riverfront Stadium. read more >>

"Union Rescue Mission's new downtown shelter will 'move the needle' on homeless outreach" 9/10/21 Wichita Business Journal

And as the nonprofit's programming to help end homelessness evolves, Nolte says Union Rescue Mission looked downtown to open a second facility. Now a renovation targeted to finish next summer will transform the building into a downtown shelter and programming site — what will be a $3 million investment. read more >>

"2021 Marketing Awards: Jamie Garnett, Greater Wichita Partnership" 8/26/21 Wichita Business Journal

Why did you want to focus on marketing? I would love to say that my journey has been planned and intentional, but it absolutely was not. During my decade of community development work at the Greater Wichita Partnership and Downtown Wichita, I’ve been fortunate to have vast opportunities to grow my skills in marketing, communications and public relations strategy. read more >>

"Music Theatre Wichita announces its 2022 season" 8/26/21 Wichita Eagle 

After a year of new venues, changes to its longtime schedules, and a transition in artistic management, Music Theatre Wichita is keeping some of those concepts as it enters its 50th season. read more >>

"What do to this weekend in Wichita: Live music, art, food trucks at the Globetrotters" 8/19/21 Wichita Eagle

You can shake off some of that back-to-school stress with several events planned for this weekend around the Wichita area. Among your choices: several live music events, a couple of new art shows, a food truck rally and even a night with the Harlem Globetrotters. read more >>

"Five treasures you’ll find at Wichita’s The Kansas African American Museum" 8/15/21 Wichita Eagle

TKAAM owns 3,000 cultural artifacts and works of art, a collection valued at more than $1 million. A selection of the collection is on long-term display in the main gallery on the first floor and there’s also a temporary gallery space with new exhibitions every three to four months. read more >>

"Old Scooter’s space downtown gets new tenant whose specialty is a Wichita favorite" 8/13/21 Wichita Eagle

The old Scooter’s space at Douglas and Rock Island in downtown Wichita has a new tenant. Last week, Wichita Cheesecake Company completed its move to the space, which has been vacant since Scooter’s closed in the spring. read more >>

"HFG Architecture relocating Wichita headquarters to Old Town Square" 8/12/21 Wichita Eagle

HFG Architecture is relocating its headquarters to the first floor of 330 N. Mead in Wichita’s Old Town Square. The firm, which specializes in planning and designing healthcare architecture, is uprooting from its longtime office space in the Hockaday Building on Mosley Street. read more >>

"WSU Tech partners with Envision for 'first-of-its-kind' innovation kitchen at downtown culinary school" 8/11/21 Wichita Business Journal

The school, called the National Institute of Culinary and Hospitality Education, is targeted to open in August 2022 in the old Henry's building at Broadway and William Street. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita’s Chainlink Gallery Place lets you unleash your inner artist" 8/6/21 Wichita Eagle

The new outdoor Chainlink Gallery Place in downtown Wichita is a place where art can be viewed and created, even if you’ve never wielded a paintbrush or spray can before. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend and next week: Live music, end-of-summer bashes" 8/5/21 Wichita Eagle 

Naftzger Park at 601 E. Douglas, the new downtown park that been filled with events all summer long, will be the site on Friday of a Family Movie and Game Night that will include a variety of yard games, food from Big B’s Beef food truck and a showing of the film “Raya and the Last Dragon.”  read more >>

"California aerospace company plans Wichita expansion, new manufacturing jobs over 5 years" 8/5/21 Wichita Eagle

A California-based aviation company plans to expand into Kansas with new Wichita operations, creating 75 aerospace jobs over the next five years, Governor Laura Kelly’s office announced Thursday. read more >>

"Roxy’s Downtown putting new spin on ‘Little Shop of Horrors’" 8/4/21 Wichita Eagle

Roxy’s Downtown is billing its latest production as “not your mother’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’” “We’ve gone a little bolder, brighter, more contemporary,” artistic director Rick Bumgardner said. read more >>

"Tickets, schedule, bracket: What you need to know about NBC World Series baseball" 8/3/21 Wichita Eagle

The 87th National Baseball Congress World Series is set to begin this week. The final eight teams will then advance to Wichita, where they will play at the brand-new Riverfront Stadium from Aug. 9-14. The championship game is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. read more >>

"Avenue Art Days will return in September with a new set of Douglas murals" 7/27/21 Wichita Business Journal

Local artists will once again paint the town this summer with more of the splashy murals Wichitans have come to love. read more >>

"Projects of the Year: Meritrust fits into new home with GLMV's help" 7/23/21 Wichita Business Journal

When Meritrust Credit Union decided to relocate its headquarters to a central location in downtown Wichita, GLMV Architecture was selected as the designer for the project. read more >>

"Deals of the Year: 430 Redevelopment draws big lease activity" 7/23/21 Wichita Business Journal

Where once there stood a coffee shop in downtown Wichita, there is now a four-story office building that has drawn hundreds of corporate workers to the city's core. read more >>

"Wichitans should get behind proposed school of osteopathic medicine | Commentary" 7/23/21 Wichita Eagle

With its location in the heart of the city, the school will attract a new generation of Wichitans who will make this community even more vibrant in the coming years. read more >>

"Rudy Love documentary ‘This is Love’ to have special screening at Naftzger Park" 7/23/21 Wichita Eagle

The film now returns home to Wichita for a special screening and party from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, at Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas. read more >>

"It used to be an underused, aging downtown park. Now, it’s full of life and fun all week" 7/22/21 Wichita Eagle

Now, 16 months later, the new Naftzger Park, which sits on roughly one acre on the 600 block of East Douglas, has become one of the city’s most popular hangout spots, and over the course of the summer, it’s been filled with activities almost every day and evening. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: birthday celebrations, cowboy party and a big float" 7/22/21 Wichita Eagle

Wichitans can float on the river, celebrate Wichita’s birthday and honor Old West cowboys during a busy weekend of fun. Here’s what’s going on around town this weekend: read more >>

"Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 season makes up for lost time" 7/18/21 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 season will patch together remnants of the past year-and-a-half of dormancy while taking many of its pandemic-era innovations to the next level. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Outdoor concerts, Sunday market, food truck fun" 7/15/21 Wichita Eagle

It’ll be a warm summer weekend in Wichita, and people looking for fun can find outdoor shopping and outdoor concerts at some of Wichita’s top entertainment venues. There are also a few fun indoor events to keep you busy through the week. read more >>

"See what Wichita-area businesses got the biggest Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants" 7/12/21 Wichita Business Journal

More than 100,000 small businesses nationally received grants from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, including plenty in Kansas and the Wichita area. read more >>

"InSite Real Estate Group expanding to occupy full building in Delano" 7/14/21 Wichita Eagle 

InSite Real Estate Group, a longtime Delano tenant, is expanding to occupy the entire building at the northwest corner of Douglas and Sycamore. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Automobilia returns, WAM turns 86, music & food fest" 7/8/21 Wichita Eagle

It’s another busy weekend in Wichita, which will be filled with events like Hartman Arena’s Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon & Brews festival and Botanica’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Downing Children’s Garden. read more >>

"Branded with new name in new downtown location, Street Commercial is slow but intentional about growth" 6/24/21 Wichita Business Journal

The latest evolution for one of Wichita's legacy commercial real estate firms involves a new name, a new location and a new broker on the team. "It's the same book, new chapter," Evan LaRue says. read more>>

"Director, stars reunite for new version of ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Roxy’s" 7/3/21 Wichita Eagle

Reuniting after 7½ years, the two leads and director of “Driving Miss Daisy” have found a world of changes. The three are together again this time at Roxy’s Downtown, which opens the Pulitzer Prize-winning play on Thursday. read more>>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend and beyond: Snoop Dogg, block party, local shopping" 7/1/21 Wichita Eagle

Fourth of July weekend will, no doubt, be full of fireworks in Wichita. But if you’re looking for something to do before or after Sunday’s explosive fun, there are many things to choose from. Here’s a look at some of the things Wichitans can get out and do from Friday through July 8. read more >>

"From fireworks, to parades to concerts: 15 ways to celebrate July 4 in, around Wichita" 7/1/21 Wichita Eagle

From musical celebrations to parades to concerts to a gathering of military airplanes, more than a dozen events to celebrate America’s 245th birthday are scheduled this weekend in Wichita and neighboring communities. read more>>

"A new property management company in Wichita is adding to its commercial portfolio" 6/23/21 Wichita Business Journal

Jordan Wright wants to provide a different level of service as a property manager. "We're treating the clients as a relational partnership, where we're growing together. They're not just numbers," said Wright, who is director of operations and principal of a new local property management company. read more>>

"First 20 years were easy compared to last five, but Mort’s is still thriving in Old Town" 6/23/21 Wichita Eagle 

Mort’s Martini Bar sailed through its first 20 years of business mostly hiccup free. Opened in 1996 in a old gas station building at the corner of First and Washington, the bar quickly gained a following of people who loved its big martini menu, its live music, its large patio, its free jalapeno-flavored popcorn and its location right in the heart of Wichita nightlife central. read more >>

"What’s a bubble waffle? Wichita can now find out at a just-opened downtown dessert shop" 6/22/21 Wichita Eagle 

When I first reported in late May that the Union Station kiosks were getting a new vendor selling bubble waffles, the No. 1 question people asked me was, “What’s a bubble waffle?” The new shop selling them — Sweet House, owned by Fnu Erico — opened on Monday. read more >>

"National arts grant will give downtown Wichita businesses some creative curb appeal" 6/18/21 Wichita Business Journal

A new placemaking initiative in Wichita funded by a national grant will help give a few downtown businesses a little more curb appeal. read more>>

"Lightning damage could keep Crown shuttered for two months; Orpheum stepping up to help" 6/18/21 Wichita Eagle

The damage from a lightning strike and fire at the Crown Uptown Theatre last week — which caused the venue to have to evacuate its audience in the middle of a performance — is worse than originally thought. But another Wichita theater — the Orpheum at 200 N. Broadway — has come to the rescue- read more >>

"Downtown Wichita winery is expanding its space and now offers food with its drink" 6/18/21 Wichita Eagle 

The owner of a downtown winery that opened just before the pandemic has just signed a lease that will allow her to expand her space at Wichita’s Union Station and give her the ability to double seat, extend hours and eventually add lunch. read more >>

"Groover Labs event will connect Wichita entrepreneurs, investors with veteran venture capitalists" 6/17/21 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita's Groover Labs will host a networking event next week that will connect local entrepreneurs, investors and startups with experienced venture capitalists. read more >>

"What to do in Wichita this weekend: Father’s Day fun, soulful tunes, ‘Kinky Boots’" 6/17/21 Wichita Eagle

Wichita will be home this weekend to a new Riverside art festival, a big Juneteenth celebration at McAdams park, and a new Music Theatre Wichita show. But if those aren’t enough, there are several other fun events going on during Father’s Day weekend, which starts Friday, June 18. Here are some of them: read more >>

"New dessert business opening this weekend in Wichita to offer ‘Christmas Cheer All Year’" 6/15/21 Wichita Eagle

A sweet new business is opening in downtown Wichita on Saturday that will make it feel like Christmas all summer. Hunter and Thali Leichner are about to open a second location of their Candy Cones shaved ice business that they started in Haysville last summer. read more >>

"Wichita-area Smoothie Kings offering free smoothies for a year at reopenings" 6/10/21 Wichita Eagle

Do you want a chance at free smoothies for a year? Lucky guests at each of the four renovated Smoothie King stores in Wichita and Derby will win the smoothie jackpot as part of grand reopening celebrations this weekend. read more >>

"What to do this weekend in Wichita: Disney on Ice, lots of concerts and artsy fun" 6/10/21 Wichita Eagle

It’s going to be another fun summer weekend in Wichita with a new season of Shakespeare in the Park starting and a couple of fun food events happening around the area. Here are some of the other worthwhile events that people with children, art lovers and music fans in their lives can enjoy. read more >>

"Wind Surge in first place after fourth walk-off win in Wichita with 481-foot home run" 6/5/21 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Wind Surge are already becoming pretty familiar with walk-off wins at Riverfront Stadium. For the second straight night, the Wind Surge celebrated a walk-off in style. read more >>

"After a year off, summer concerts in south-central Kansas are making a comeback" 5/30/21 Wichita Eagle

With what they believe is their worst year behind them, south-central Kansas venues are getting back into the groove of summer concerts. read more >>

"TAKING ANOTHER LOOK - A vision remains, but leaders acknowledge Covid may tweak east-bank plan details" 5/28/21 Wichita Business Journal

A design team hired by the coalition to re-imagine the east bank — a 55-acre site which stretches from Douglas Avenue to Kellogg, Main Street to the river — recommended in January 2020 a 10- to 15-year plan that involves 17 major capital projects. read more >>

"Hong Kong-style bubble waffles are coming to Wichita" 5/28/21 Wichita Eagle

A sweet new dessert business that specializes in a Hong Kong street treat called bubble waffles is coming to downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Megan Radley Hartzell, Downtown Wichita" 5/27/21 Wichita Business Journal 

How did you become involved in marketing and communications? I was initially interested in pursuing a career in journalism and was a writer for my high school newspaper. read more >>

"Exploration Place hosts National Geographic’s ‘Monster Fish’ exhibit" 5/27/21 Wichita Eagle

There’s something very fishy with Exploration Place’s new summer exhibition. “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants” — an interactive traveling exhibition based on the popular Nat Geo WILD TV series “Monster Fish “ — opens Friday, May 28, and will be on display until Monday, Sept. 6, at Wichita’s science center. read more >>

"Drink local coffee and beer, earn swag as part of Wichita’s Wicked Brew Tour challenge" 5/25/21 Wichita Eagle

It didn’t happen last year — thanks, COVID, — but Visit Wichita’s Wicked Brew Tour is returning for 2021, and it starts this weekend. The tour invites people to visit local coffee shops and breweries, order beverages, and collect at least 10 stamps on a special passport. read more >>

"‘I don’t see it ever ending’: NBC World Series will return to downtown Wichita now" 5/24/21 Wichita Eagle 

In partnership with the Wichita Wind Surge, the NBC announced on Monday afternoon that the championship week of the 2021 World Series will be played at Riverfront Stadium from August 9-14. read more >>

"Wichita OKs 41 days of food trucks and street drinking downtown; here’s where, when" 5/19/21 Wichita Eagle

In a sign of the ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Wichita has approved a long list of outdoor activities at the Brickyard and the WaterWalk for this year and next, including a four-day party during the women’s March Madness basketball tournament next year. read more >>

"Returning shows, concerts to Wichita means the return of millions in economic impact" 5/14/21 Wichita Business Journal

"Downtown is back," says Diana Gordon, president and chief development officer at The Orpheum, which is hosting its first event this month since the start of Covid-19. read more >>

"‘Truly magical’: Wind Surge team reacts to first baseball game in new Wichita stadium" 5/12/21 Wichita Eagle 

The bottom of the ninth inning, the Wind Surge at the plate, the home crowd at Riverfront Stadium roaring, the stage was set for a fairy tale ending to the first major league-affiliated baseball game in Wichita since 2007. read more >>

"Baseball’s back: Wichita fans try on a new team, new stadium on opening night" 5/11/21 Wichita Eagle

Fourteen years and $75 million later, major league affiliated baseball is back in River City. The Wichita Wind Surge took the field Tuesday for a season opener in the new Riverfront Stadium in front of 7,908 enthusiastic, if somewhat cold, fans on a breezy 55-degree night. read more >>

"Wichita coffee shop went to-go only during pandemic. Owners now plan to keep it that way." 5/11/21 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita coffee shop at 102 N. St. Francis that Warren and Ann Tandoc opened in 2013 has been operating as a to-go business only during most of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now, the owners have decided they’ll keep it that way. read more >>

"Here are the giveaways and promotions for Wichita Wind Surge fans during opening week" 5/10/21 Wichita Eagle

Wind Surge, a Triple-A affiliate team of the Miami Marlins, opens its first season of play in Wichita’s soon-to-be-named new baseball stadium on April 14, 2020. read more >>

"Renovated Naftzger Park will be the site of an outdoor market with food, adult beverages" 5/10/21 Wichita Eagle

Wichita will have another outdoor market to choose from this summer, and this one will be set up in the heart of downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Heading to a Wichita Wind Surge game at Riverfront Stadium? Here’s what to know" 5/10/21 Wichita Eagle

With the Wichita Wind Surge set to begin play at Riverfront Stadium this week, here is a quick guide for fans on what they need to know before they go to Wichita’s brand-new $75 million stadium this week. read more >>

"Look for these art installations around and inside Riverfront Stadium" 5/7/21 Wichita Eagle

Elizabeth Stevenson has some advice if you’re headed to an event during Riverfront Stadium’s debut season, which kicks off in earnest this Tuesday with the first homestand of the Wichita Wind Surge minor league baseball team. read more >>

"In age of remote work, plans for Fidelity Bank's new downtown office tower still on pause" 5/6/21 Wichita Business Journal

With Fidelity Bank's existing office building only half-full as employees continue to work from home, bank president and CEO Aaron Bastian says plans to move forward with a new 10-story office tower are still on pause. read more >>

"Four pitchers combine for 14 strikeouts and shutout in opening-day win for Wind Surge" 5/5/21 Wichita Eagle

Four pitchers combined to strike out 14 hitters and deliver a shutout victory in the inaugural game for the Wichita Wind Surge, a 2-0 road win over the Springfield Cardinals. read more >>

"An Old Town restaurant owner has bought out a downtown restaurant owner" 5/4/21 Wichita Eagle

A downtown Wichita barbecue restaurant has new owners, and they already run a restaurant nearby. read more >>

"Wichita restaurant’s Taco Tuesday menu offers this ridiculously huge monster of a meal" 4/20/21 Wichita Eagle

If you want to celebrate Taco Tuesday, shouldn’t you do it by attempting to eat the most ridiculously oversized taco in town?

Nortons Brewing Company, the brewery and restaurant at 125 N. St. Francis that over the weekend celebrated its third anniversary, has a pretty interesting item on its Taco Tuesday menu. read more >>

"Photos: First look at 225 Sycamore, the almost-finished Delano apartments: 'There's never been anything like it'" 4/16/21 Wichita Business Journal

Now that 225 Sycamore is about 80% finished, Wichitans are getting their first taste of a new kind of Class A apartment product. read more >>

"A Union Station kiosk is doing so well, it’s moving to a larger space with seats, too" 4/13/21 Wichita Eagle

After two years in one of the kiosks in front of Union Station, the business is moving just west to where Scooter’s used to be in the former Grand Hotel space next to Cargill. read more>>

ICT Summit: Getting on the same page to build a vision for downtown Wichita 9/22/23

The ICT Summit, taking place at WSU Tech's National Institute of Culinary and Hospitality Education, explored the three phases of downtown: the past, the present, and a strategic vision for the future. Read more >>

"Behind the transaction: Buyer of vacant historic building drawn to 'path of progress' in Old Town" 4/12/21 

Although he doesn't know exactly what he's going to do with it yet, Rodney Horton says he hopes his recent purchase of a vacant, century-old Old Town building will add to the revitalization of downtown Wichita. read more >>

"‘The magic starts’: Wichita fans pack Riverfront Stadium for debut baseball game" 4/10/21 Wichita Eagle

A crowd of 7,509 fans poured into Wichita’s new downtown ballpark on a sunny Saturday afternoon for the first baseball game played at Riverfront Stadium. read more >>

"Wichita's downtown baseball stadium opens" 4/10/21 Wichita Eagle

Wichita’s new Riverfront Stadium held its first game on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Wichita State took on Houston. read more >>

"There’s a new tenant for the Icehouse, and it’s a familiar one to downtown Wichita" 4/6/21 Wichita Eagle

Sunflower Bank regional president Mark Stauffer has been wanting to enhance the bank’s presence in Wichita, and he thinks he’s found a way to do that with a move to the Icehouse. read more >>

"A new gallery featuring some nontraditional art is opening in Old Town Square" 3/31/21 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita native, who sold her first piece of art at age 12, moved to Florida five years ago. Through her Micky Maddux Art, she’s traveled nationally to show and sell her work and even has sold internationally. read more >>

"Kansas Health Science Center stays on track for med school opening" 3/26/21 Wichita Business Journal

The planned Fall 2022 of the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine will give Wichita a second medical school, adding to what is already a strong medical tradition in the community. read more >>

"One of the last untouched buildings south of Old Town has sold to new owner" 3/26/21 Wichita Business Journal

The building is situated between Rock Island and Mead, south of Douglas Avenue, near Cargill's downtown office and the redeveloped Union Station. read more >>

"Meet The Boutique 5, Wichita's first Black-owned stationery shop opening downtown" 3/25/21 Wichita Business Journal

The Boutique 5, though, continued to grow, so Scott left her corporate career as a financial aid adviser to become a full-time entrepreneur and open a brick-and-mortar retail shop. read more >>

"Shops at Gallery Alley has its first tenants, and they're both minority- and women-owned small businesses" 3/24/21 Wichita Business Journal

Designed to be "microspaces" to help small business owners launch and grow new concepts, the Shops at Gallery Alley are units available for lease inside the Renfro building that were recently reconfigured to create more visibility in an attractive area of downtown. read more >>

"Vacant 1920s apartment buildings in downtown Wichita demolished for new project" 3/23/21 Wichita Business Journal

A pair of boarded-up, three-story apartment buildings that have sat vacant for close to 30 years in downtown Wichita are coming down this week. read more >>

"Wichita State baseball team to play the first game at Riverfront Stadium in April" 3/15/21 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita State baseball team will instead play the debut game at the new downtown ballpark, as the Shockers will play Houston in a college baseball game scheduled for a 2 p.m. first pitch on April 10. read more >>

"Local investment group will give ArenaPoint office building some new life" 3/18/21 Wichita Business Journal

After it closed on the purchase of the building earlier this month, a local investment group is bringing some new life to a 20,000 square-foot office building at 420 S. Emporia. read more >>

"New almost 1,000-person venue coming to Old Town" 3/16/21 Wichita Eagle

She and her husband, Joe, are opening the Vail, a venue to replace the Hotel at Old Town’s longtime conference center in the heart of Old Town at 210 N. Mosley. read more >>

"Riverfront Stadium's debut will be a WSU baseball game" 3/15/21 Wichita Business Journal

The new downtown stadium will host a college baseball game between Wichita State University and the University of Houston on April 10, about a month before the Double-A team, delayed a year by the Covid-19 pandemic, will play its first home game at the ballpark. read more >>

"Two Wichita tech companies renovate historic Old Town warehouse for future offic" 3/12/21 Wichita Business Journal

A renovation to a dormant Old Town warehouse is bringing an old building back to life, but it's also fulfilling a vision shared by a husband and wife who represent two local technology companies. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita's newest coffee shop has a grand opening event this weekend" 3/12/21 Wichita Business Journal

The Sunflower Espresso Cafe, which has a grand-opening event planned this weekend, has a walk-up window, a small seating area inside and will eventually have an outdoor patio later this spring. read more >>

"International cybersecurity company plans to open a satellite office in Wichita, hire 60 employees" 2/25/21 Wichita Business Journal

Novacoast, which provides full-service consulting to companies worldwide, plans to initially hire about 60 positions in Wichita for the launch of a new satellite office location in the downtown Epic Center read more >>

"California cybersecurity company opening downtown Wichita office, hiring immediately" 2/25/21 Wichita Eagle

A California-based cybersecurity company will open a new office in downtown Wichita and immediately begin hiring for developer job positions, local officials announced Thursday. read more >>

"Wichita Wind Surge slated for 60 home games this season starting in May" 2/18/21 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Wind Surge will play the inaugural game at the new $75 million downtown ballpark on Tuesday, May 11 in a game against the Amarillo Sod Poodles. The Surge will make its debut as the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins a week earlier in a road series against the Springfield Cardinals starting on Tuesday, May 4. read more >>

"BizTalk with Bill Roy Podcast Episode 194: Jeff Fluhr, Greater Wichita Partnership" 2/12/21 Wichita Business Journal

"Jeff Fluhr says Wichita has a few things going for it when it comes to economic development, even during a pandemic." read more >>

"Fidelity Bank’s new ‘car park’ adding ground-floor restaurant, rooftop urban farm" 2/11/21 Wichita Eagle

In addition to the restaurant — which Fidelity isn’t ready to share details about quite yet — the new parking garage will also be home to a rooftop urban farm that bank officials say will be the largest in the Midwest. read more >>

"By the numbers: What to know about Fidelity Bank's swanky new car park" 2/9/21

The building is part one of Fidelity's major downtown expansion, which also includes the transformation of its existing parking garage across the street, at the northwest corner of Market and English, into a 10-story office tower. read more >>

"Car lot across from Intrust Bank Arena sells to new owner who has big, fishy plans for the property" 1/29/21 Wichita Business Journal

Husband and wife Jess and Christy Hancock have moved their wholesale live bait fishing business, Flint Hills Distributing, into what used to be the service center for the Easy Credit Auto Sales at 311 S. Emporia. read more >>

"‘Today’ show host from Wichita giving Dockum sit-in participants a national spotlight" 1/29/21 Wichita Eagle

The first segment will run in the 8 a.m. hour, and the second will air during the 9 a.m. hour as part of the new “Changemakers” series airing on “Today” starting Monday, which will celebrates Black trailblazers and everyday heroes who pushed for change and brought progress to the country. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita businesses: Come soon or we may not be here next time you do" 1/29/21 Wichita Eagle

“When you think about Wichita’s identity, downtown is a huge piece of that,” Gregory said. “It’s those small businesses that make the district unique and authentic.” read more >>

"New owners take over Scribbles and Giggles, bring back downtown daycare location" 1/26/21 Wichita Business Journal

A children's daycare center is back in the Douglas and St. Francis spot in downtown Wichita that Scribbles and Giggles left in October — just under a new owner and a new name. read more >>

"An 8-foot tall Bigfoot statue named Brian continues to occupy downtown Wichita" 1/8/21 Wichita Eagle

More specifically, “Bigfoot Brian” made a home for himself in the window of the former Legacy Antiques building on the southwest corner of Douglas Avenue and Emporia Street since the beginning of the holiday season, and by popular demand will stay in residence until the end of January. read more >>

"WIBA will relocate office space to downtown Ruffin Building" 12/11/20 Wichita Business Journal

In a news release shared Friday, WIBA says it will move from its existing space at the Farmers & Bankers Life Insurance at First and Market streets to a lower conference center area inside the Ruffin Building. read more >>

"Photos: A first look inside IMA Financial's new downtown office" 12/30/20 Wichita Business Journal

IMA's offices are taking up the top three floors, along with a fifth floor that, when it's finished, will have a workout room, kitchen and outdoor patio that overlooks Douglas Avenue. read more >>

"New ArenaPointe building downtown to echo Intrust Bank Arena’s design" 12/28/20 Wichita Eagle

Bruce Rowley and some new partners in the ArenaPointe building at the southeast corner of Emporia and Waterman are preparing to apply to the city’s facade improvement program to take “a warehouse that is essentially invisible to something that tips its hat to the arena.” read more >>

"Center City Academy, a reboot of the Downtown Day Care Center, to close on land" 12/29/20 Wichita Eagle

After years of work, hope and dreams, the new Center City Academy is taking a giant step toward becoming a reality this month with the purchase of one acre downtown at Kellogg and Topeka. read more >>

"New co-working space near downtown will 'revolutionize' real estate community" 12/23/20 Wichita Business Journal

For her new concept, Alonzi has already signed a letter of intent on an office building at 404 E. Central and is in the beginning stages of putting the property under contract. read more >>

"WSU Tech says downtown culinary, hospitality school will diversify programs, create talent pipeline" 12/21/20 Wichita Business Journal

When it opens in the fall of 2022, Sheree Utash says WSU Tech's new downtown culinary arts and hospitality management school will be a top-notch, state-of-the-art facility. read more >>

"WSU Tech will run downtown culinary school in old Henry's department store" 12/18/20 Wichita Business Journal

WSU Tech says it will be the one to operate the new culinary and hospitality program, with construction expected to finish on time for an August 2022 opening, the Wichita Eagle reports. read more >>

"WSU Tech moving ahead with downtown culinary school, hires well-known chefs to run it" 12/18/20 Wichita Eagle

Plans are now moving forward for WSU Tech to open a culinary school in a historic downtown Wichita building, and the school has just hired a well-known foodie power couple to run it. read more >>

"Candidacy status for downtown osteopathic med school is a project milestone" 12/3/20 Wichita Business Journal

The leaders behind the proposed Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine have reached a significant milestone this week that will green light several next steps. read more >>

"Proposed DO school takes major accreditation step: ‘This is real now’" 12/2/20 Wichita Eagle

There have been skeptics who doubted whether the proposed Kansas Health Science Center - Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine actually will happen downtown, but the center has taken a significant step forward with its second step of accreditation. read more >>

"Downtown med school says it's approved for next step in osteopathy accreditation" 12/2/20 Wichita Business Journal

The College of Osteopathic Medicine at the under-construction Kansas Health Science Center in downtown Wichita has been granted candidate status in its process to become an accredited osteopathic medical school. read more >>

"‘Activity, energy’ and restaurants are part of the lure for this bank’s move downtown" 11/23/20 Wichita Eagle

Almost 25 years after first opening a branch in Wichita, Junction City-based Central National Bank is opening a second office here. read more >>

"This restaurant is the first in Wichita to announce plans for outdoor dining bubbles" 11/18/20 Wichita Eagle

Though many Wichita restaurants have been aggressively buying heaters and coming up with other ways to keep outdoor dining viable as the temperatures drop, the Nortons are the first in Wichita to announce plans for installing outdoor structures. read more >>

"Wichita interpreting business expands with purchase of office space inside The Orpheum" 11/13/20 Wichita Business Journal

Interlingual Interpreting Services closed last week on the entire sixth floor of The Orpheum, with plans to use a couple offices and a conference room and then rent out the rest to other local professionals. read more >>

"Business partners are bringing an electric bike retailer to Wichita with a new storefront on Douglas" 11/11/20 Wichita Business Journal

Pedego Electric Bikes, a franchise based out of California, is prepared to open its first Wichita location later this month at 1811 E. Douglas, a storefront on the south side of Douglas between Kansas and Minneapolis streets. read more >>

"Arena district to be home to another event venue, office and three Airbnb suites" 11/11/20 Wichita Eagle

The St. Francis building will be a venue of its own as well for events up to about 100 people, which the Hudson has a harder time accommodating because of so many larger events. read more >>

"Wichita to be part of ‘grand partnership’ for 2021 Sundance Film Festival" 11/10/20 Wichita Eagle

This summer, Sundance Film Festival announced a new idea that festival director Tabitha Jackson called “a grand partnership of communities” that will host films for the 2021 festival. read more >>

"New Fidelity sign perched on top of nearly finished parking garage marks a construction milestone" 11/6/20 Wichita Business Journal

Fidelity Bank's nearly finished parking garage — the first phase of a significant downtown expansion — has a new crowning jewel. read more >>

"New owner invests $1 million in renovation of The Commodore, a 1920s-era downtown apartment building" 11/2/20 Wichita Business Journal

The Commodore, a low-income apartment building built in the 1920s in downtown Wichita, is getting a $1 million facelift. read more >>

"New Old Town bridal business will be a sister store to one in downtown Kansas City" 10/27/20 Wichita Eagle

Less than three years after buying her first bridal store, Paige Albert is preparing to open her second one, this time in Old Town. read more >>

"Renfro project will bring three new storefronts to downtown Wichita's favorite art-filled alleyway" 10/22/20 Wichita Business Journal

Gallery Alley, which has been a little pocket of public art in the heart of downtown Wichita for the last three years, will soon be getting a new look and a new use. read more >>

"List analysis: Real-estate agents behind Wichita's largest office buildings optimistic about market future" 10/16/20 Wichita Business Journal

At the 26-story Garvey Center, which again ranks second on the WBJ list with 345,000 square feet, Weber said he estimates about 75% of the building's workforce has returned back to the office after the Covid-19 shutdown. read more >>

"Intrust Bank Arena will be a host site again for NCAA men's basketball in 2025" 10/14/20 Wichita Business Journal

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Wichita will host the first and second round of the 2025 men's basketball tournament, which by then will be the third time March Madness has made an appearance at the arena. read more >>

"NCAA announces March Madness tournament is returning to Wichita for a third time" 10/14/20 Wichita Eagle

The NCAA announced its future host site selections for the men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday and Wichita’s Intrust Bank Arena was selected to host the first and second rounds in 2025. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita bar will be the site of three wine-tasting, pumpkin-carving parties" 10/8/20 Wichita Eagle

Wine. Appetizers. Music. Pumpkin carving: These are the ingredients for a successful October evening out for adults during a pandemic. read more >>

"Renowned architect Moshe Safdie remembers Exploration Place as ‘a seminal project’" 10/8/20 Wichita Eagle

It was the first work in the middle of the United States for Safdie, a native of Israel who has citizenship there, in Canada and the United States, where he has had his main office in Boston for decades. read more >>

"City of Wichita conducts pilot program for new scooters" 10/8/20 Wichita Eagle

Bird is doing a pilot project with the city of Wichita from Oct. 1 to April 1 with up to 500 scooters. read more >>


"Occidental offers up Union Station's outdoor plazas free of charge for businesses to host pop-ups, events" 10/8/2020 Wichita Business Journal

Occidental Management is hoping to provide a social distance-friendly outdoor space for local businesses and organizations to host gatherings and events at Union Station. read more >>

"DeBoer replaces plans for downtown office building with an Opportunity Zone-backed apartment project" 10/8/20 Wichita Business Journal

Influenced by the rise in remote work, developers behind a plan to build a five-story "Class AA" office building in downtown Wichita have decided to pivot to an entirely new kind of commercial project. read more >>

"Upscale apartments at WaterWalk development to bring ‘some real vitality downtown’" 10/6/20 Wichita Eagle

Korroch said the Class A apartment market is strong downtown, and the Gateway Apartments will be similar in scope and price to the ReNew and River Vista apartments in the greater downtown area. read more >>

"Years of progress: Reflecting on the master plan that helped shape downtown Wichita" 9/22/20 Wichita Business Journal

When Project Downtown was unveiled in November 2008, it was the first master plan to be introduced for downtown Wichita since 1989. read more >>

"For the first time in decades, the Stables to be home for one well-known company only" 9/8/20 Wichita Eagle

About a century ago, the building at 322 S. Mosley served as actual stables for horses that delivered ice in the area. Now, the development company TGC Group is moving its headquarters there. read more >>

"New fall schedules for local paddleboard, kayak rentals" 9/4/20 Wichita Eagle

The season is winding down for renting a stand-up paddleboard or kayak on the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita or one of our other local waterways. read more >>

"With downtown pop-up park closing soon, food trucks will soon have a permanent spot at Naftzger Park" 8/26/20 Wichita Business Journal

Downtown Wichita's beloved pop-up park will close Sept. 1, but it won't be long before two food truck stalls reopen down the street at the redeveloped Naftzger Park. read more >>

"Almost a year after opening a downtown Wichita office, Sterling-based Gilmore Solutions eyes growth" 8/25/20 Wichita Business Journal

It will be a year this fall when Gilmore Solutions expanded its footprint and opened a new office in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"This historic Wichita building — the city’s first skyscraper — has a cheerful new look" 8/25/20 Wichita Eagle

Local artist Delilah Reed and several friends just finished a seven-day project that added colorful hearts and other designs to all 240 of the aging building’s Douglas-facing window panels. read more >>

"Developers with grand vision to transform 19-story downtown Wichita building looking for investors" 8/24/20 Wichita Business Journal

A pair of local commercial real-estate agents have put together a grand vision for 125 N. Market, a 19-story tower in downtown Wichita, portions of which have sat vacant for about two decades. read more >>

"American State Bank opening new headquarters in downtown Wichita at Douglas and Emporia" 8/24/20 Wichita Eagle

The bank location will open late this year at 430 E. Douglas, sharing the space with IMA Financial Group. The bank will occupy the first floor of the building, which is under construction. read more >>

"American State Bank will be first-floor tenant at downtown 430 Redevelopment building" 8/24/20 Wichita Business Journal

American State Bank & Trust Co. will occupy the entirety of the building's first floor, a 10,500 square-foot space that will serve as a new downtown branch and headquarters location for the bank. read more >>

"A major renovation that’s ‘really, really important for downtown’ is coming soon" 8/24/20 Wichita Eagle

Downtown Wichita building to get a major facelift. read more >>

"Downtown’s pop-up park is closing, and you can help decide what will take its place" 8/20/20 Wichita Eagle

For fans of the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park downtown, this may sound like a bit of bummer, but organizers of the park would like you to hear them out. read more >>

"Women in Business: Jennifer McDonald, Jenny Dawn Cellars" 8/14/20 Wichita Business Journal

"I noticed that Wichita had no urban wineries or wineries within a close proximity to the city, so I wanted to bring the winemaking experience to the heart of the city. My love for premium wine lead me to my career with Jenny Dawn Cellars." read more >>

"How converting a downtown Wichita street from one-way to two-way can spur development" 8/5/20 Wichita Business Journal

The city of Wichita is preparing to convert another downtown street from a one-way road to two-way with a goal of improving traffic flow and driving future development along the streetfront. read more >>

"SPT Architecture plans to renovate old Greyhound terminal downtown for new office" 7/23/20 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita architecture firm recently closed on the old Greyhound bus terminal downtown at 312 S. Broadway with plans to transform it into its new office space, says Greg Tice, a partner and architect at the firm. read more >>

"SPT Architecture is ‘instilling new life’ in a prominent downtown building" 7/23/20 Wichita Eagle

SPT Architecture is simultaneously bringing new life to a well-known downtown space and bucking a growing workplace trend. read more >>

"Tallgrass Film Festival is going virtual this year" 7/22/20 Wichita Eagle

Festival organizers decided to move the downtown Wichita festival into people’s home amid COVID-19 concerns, read more >>

"Another new business to open along Douglas downtown; this one has ‘ritual treatments’" 7/20/20 Wichita Eagle

Hope Brown used to work in a salon before moving to an individual suite, but now she’s not only returning to the salon world, she’s starting her own: Mane Revival. read more >>

"Photos: Architects behind Broadway Plaza redevelopment combine historic architecture with European modernism" 7/8/20 Wichita Business Journal

Now that the dust is settling on demolition, crews will soon start transforming the historic, 11-story Broadway Plaza building downtown into a 118-room AC Hotel. read more >>

"Former Old Town business is returning to a prominent spot along Douglas" 7/8/20 Wichita Eagle

Just over a decade ago, Cohlmia Marketing left Old Town for Delano. Now, it’s moving back. read more >>

"Wichita gets its second axe-throwing venue" 7/3/20 Wichita Eagle

Axe To Grind, located near Intrust Arena at 220 S. Commerce in the former Lou’s Charcuteria, opened in mid-June. It’s Wichita’s second urban ax-throwing venue to open in two years. read more >>

"Development group buys fifth property in the shadow of Intrust Bank Arena" 7/1/20 Wichita Eagle

Before Intrust Bank Arena opened a decade ago, there was much anticipation of the development it would bring to the area immediately around it. read more >>

"Photos: Peek inside remodeled downtown Meritrust Center" 6/22/20 Wichita Business Journal

After Meritrust Credit Union finished its years-long remodel of the former Cargill building downtown, a handful of employees started to move into their new digs in early March, just days before Covid-19 started emerging in Wichita. read more >>

"Knolla's Pizza aiming for a Memorial Day opening at new downtown location" 5/18/20 Wichita Business Journal

The new location at the Century Plaza building will be the first downtown spot for Knolla's, a family-owned local favorite with four existing Wichita locations — three west and one on the east side. read more >>

"East-side’s loss is downtown’s gain as farmers market moves to Wichita’s Union Station" 5/12/20 Wichita Eagle

The first market will have a mix of vendors selling things like jellies and jams, fresh beef and fresh vegetables. There also will be a few craft vendors, read more >>

"Redeveloped Union Station will be site of Wichita's newest farmers market" 5/7/2020 Wichita Business Journal

A weekly farmers market is scheduled to kick off May 20 at the redeveloped Union Station, a years-long revitalization project that has restored the historic train station in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Downtown Wichita park named after civil rights icon recast as medical school entrance" 5/5/20 Wichita Eagle

A downtown Wichita park named after a prominent local civil rights leader will be recast as an entry plaza for a private medical school as part of a redevelopment project, read more >>

"Introducing The 415: WaterWalk changing the game with new five-story downtown office project" 4/16/20 Wichita Business Journal

WaterWalk International has started the anticipated search for users of its "Class AA," five-story office building it has planned for the southwest corner of Waterman and Main. read more >>

"Peek inside the finished FireWorx coworking space, an old fire station given new life" 3/19/20 Wichita Business Journal

The dust has settled on the first floor of the new FireWorx coworking space downtown. read more >>

"Wichita Wind Surge season opener delayed by coronavirus outbreak, worries about spread" 3/12/20 Wichita Eagle

The start of the Wichita Wind Surge’s inaugural season has been blown back by increasing concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. read more >>

"There's a Wind Surge stadium name — with a broader title to come" 3/6/20 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita Wind Surge's new downtown home will be known as Riverfront Stadium, but the club's leader said broader naming rights may come later. read more >>

"Daughter of Knolla’s Pizza founder set to open the local chain’s first downtown store" 3/5/20 Wichita Eagle

She’s been wanting to open a Knolla’s Pizza in downtown Wichita since she opened her east-side pizzeria in 2005. read more >>

"Here are four downtown Wichita projects scheduled to finish in March" 3/4/20 Wichita Business Journal

It's a new month, and the downtown Wichita skyline continues to evolve. read more >>

"A new business is opening in the former Lou’s Charcuteria space on Commerce Street" 3/3/20 Wichita Eagle

A new business is opening in the former Lou’s Charcuteria space on Commerce Street, but it’s not a restaurant and bar. read more >>

"Cox Communications plans to expand its downtown facility to meet customers' needs" 2/19/20 Wichita Business Journal

It may only be 3,000 square feet, but an expansion Cox Communications has planned at its downtown facility is more big picture. read more>>

"New law firm moves into Farm Credit building in downtown Wichita" 2/14/20 Wichita Business Journal

Two well-respected Wichita attorneys have joined forces to launch their own law firm. read more>>

"A Demanding Challenge" 2/7/20 Wichita Business Journal

A dozen downtown office projects, like the 430 development at Douglas and Emporia, are coming to downtown Wichita. But is there demand? read more>>

"Wichita’s mamafilm microcinema is back, this time with a new downtown home" 2/6/20 Wichita Eagle

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. read more>>

"Downtown co-working space to expand with first floor Orpheum Office Building purchase" 2/5/20

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. read more>>

"A change in routine for this expanding downtown Wichita business" 2/5/20 Wichita Eagle

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. read more>>

"City turns to popular concert venue to organize Naftzger Park events" 1/31/20

Wave, the downtown Wichita concert venue, will likely have a new role organizing events at the redeveloped Naftzger Park when it reopens this year. read more>>

"Wave concert venue to expand and, by customer request, offer more reserved seating" 1/27/20 Wichita Eagle

A year and a half after debuting, the Wave indoor-outdoor concert and event venue at the northeast corner of Second and St. Francis is expanding. read more >>

"TGC Construction finding its stride with projects in Wichita, nationwide" 1/23/20 Wichita Business Journal

It's more than a year since TGC Group added a construction division under its umbrella of services. read more >>

"Four young entrepreneurs celebrate the old with their new Dead Center Vintage" 1/22/20 Wichita Eagle

A group of friends were already considering the name Dead Center Vintage for their new Wichita vintage retail shop in honor of being in the state that’s the center of the continental United States. read more >>

"e2e becomes NXTUS, launches entrepreneurial pilot competition" 1/22/20 Wichita Business Journal

The entrepreneurial-focused e2e Accelerator is rebranding as NXTUS and launching a new pilot competition designed to connect big ideas to Wichita companies that can use them to fuel their futures. read more >>

"Old Town Square in Wichita will be down a restaurant by the end of the week" 1/21/20 Wichita Eagle

Attention aspiring restaurant owners: Old Town Square is about to have a vacancy. read more >>

"Developer closes on historic downtown building with plans to redevelop into office space" 1/17/20 Wichita Business Journal

A Wichita developer plans to add to his downtown portfolio with a new redevelopment project at a vacant, three-story building at Douglas and Emporia. read more >>

"Owners of Bite Me BBQ are selling the business — and the loft they live in upstairs" 1/16/20 Wichita Business Journal

After 17 years in business, one of Wichita's most recognizable barbecue joints is up for sale. read more >>

"The first FireWorx tenant is somewhat unexpected, but it’s a familiar one, too" 1/15/20 Wichita Eagle

As Jaco General Contractor finishes up the last few months of construction on the FireWorx building downtown, the company is somewhat unexpectedly going to transition to being the building’s first tenant. read more >>

"Wichita Cajun restaurant that’s been closed for two months reopens with new look, menu" 1/13/20 Wichita Eagle

A downtown Wichita Cajun restaurant that’s been closed since the beginning of November has just reopened. read more >>

"Classy, cozy cocktail bar in downtown Wichita is adding food and hours" 1/9/20 Wichita Eagle

Fans of Cana Wine & Cocktails, the classy and cozy cocktail bar that opened in September 2018 at 221 S. Broadway, will start noticing some changes when they visit. read more >>

"Two Wichita restaurants appearing on one national TV show, throwing a joint watch party" 1/6/20 Wichita Eagle

It was all the way back in June when a national television show came to Wichita to film segments at two Wichita restaurants — Doo-Dah Diner and Public at the Brickyard. read more >>

"On heels of successful year, ProviDRs Care making move downtown" 12/31/19 Wichita Business Journal

After a successful rollout of its value-based health care delivery model last year, ProviDRs is ready to expand. read more >>

"Lawn Buddy moves downtown on back of rapid growth in 2019" 12/18/19 Wichita Business Journal

Lawn Buddy LLC will end 2019 with a new address and thousands of more lawn-care companies utilizing its services than when the year began. read more >>

"DeBoer plans to build five-story office building in downtown Wichita" 12/18/19 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita developer Jack DeBoer has announced his latest venture, and it's not a hotel. read more >>

"Where’s Jack DeBoer planning to build the toniest office building in Wichita?" 12/18/19 Wichita Eagle

Saying he wants to set a new standard for development along the east bank of the Arkansas River, WaterWalk developer Jack DeBoer has announced plans for what he says will be one of the toniest office buildings in Wichita. read more >>

"Pie and home cooking are on the menu in the Spaghetti Works District as of Tuesday" 12/16/19 Wichita Eagle

Even without the promise of free pies for life, Hutton finished building the new downtown HomeGrown and Peace, Love & Pie restaurants more than two months early. read more >>

"Brian Rian Bigfoot’s Wichita debut follows a Bigfoot nabbing in Florida. Coincidence?" 12/16/19 Wichita Eagle

If you happen to follow Chase Billingham on social media, you already know the Wichita State University associate sociology professor is interested in everything about the city, particularly if it has to do with downtown. read more >>

"Local leaders say downtown development remains focused on talent" 12/12/19 Wichita Business Journal

With all the moving parts of development in downtown Wichita, the array of projects can sometimes appear almost to have a scattershot approach. read more >>

"City establishes Community Improvement District for portion of Tokola's redevelopment projects" 12/11/19 Wichita Business Journal

Developers behind the redevelopment of a cluster of downtown Wichita buildings will secure additional funding from a 2-percent sales tax to pay for the costs of those projects. read more >>

"Wichita has a new place downtown to drink wine — and watch it being made" 12/04/19 Wichita Eagle

Wichita wine lovers now have a pretty new place to sit and sip, and it’s right downtown. read more >>

"Guest column: A strong core energizes an entire city" 12/03/19 Wichita Business Journal

I work for an energy company, so naturally I’m excited about the billion-watt level of energy recharging downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Bigfoot is prowling downtown Wichita, and there are social media posts to prove it" 12/03/19 Wichita Eagle

Unlike mysterious Bigfoot sightings that may or may not be in other places, Wichita has proof in the form of social media posts. read more >>

"Youth Horizons hopes to partner with more area businesses with relocation of downtown offices" 11/26/19 Wichita Business Journal

A Wichita nonprofit organization hopes to join the energy of downtown Wichita with its move to a bigger building near Washington and Douglas Avenue. read more >>

"A sneak peek with artists selected to help Gallery Alley break the art world’s rules" 11/26/19 Wichita Eagle

Downtown Wichita has selected the five artists who are going to help break the art world’s rules with the next phase of Gallery Alley, an outdoor gallery at 616 E. Douglas between the Renfro and Old Town Apartments. read more >>

"The future of one of the city’s oldest murals was just saved along with some parking" 11/25/19 Wichita Eagle

Long before downtown Wichita and beyond became decorated with murals, the owners of Planet Hair created a signature one on the west side of their salon at 504 E. Douglas. read more >>

"This downtown Wichita market closed nine months ago, but now it’s ready to return" 11/22/19 Wichita Eagle

It’s been closed since February as its owners focused on the pressing business of completely gutting and remodeling their restaurant. read more >>

"A Wichita chef will appear on NBC’s ‘Today’ to show how Kansas does Thanksgiving" 11/21/19 Wichita Eagle

A Wichita chef will spend the days leading up to Thanksgiving in New York City preparing to appear on NBC’s morning show "Today." read more >>

"A local restaurant is about to get a big presence at Wichita’s Intrust Bank Arena" 11/21/19 Wichita Eagle

A growing local restaurant chain known for its Mediterranean fare will soon have a big presence in Wichita’s Intrust Bank Arena. read more >>

"Hutton's $5-million Delano office building is an investment in its workforce" 11/18/19 Wichita Business Journal

Hutton, for once, is building for itself.

"Eaton Place business to transform from a facial bar into a wellness center" 11/18/19 Wichita Eagle

Just a short year and a half after opening his Urban Routine facial bar at Eaton Place downtown, aesthetician Derek Davenport is expanding and transforming his business. read more >>

"Wichita Jamaican restaurant is taking over a spot adjacent to Intrust Bank Arena" 11/13/19 Wichita Eagle

It’s been vacant since The Hungry Heart vacated it more than three years ago. read more >>

"A couple of familiar downtown dwellers are opening a new Old Town shop for men" 11/05/19 Wichita Eagle

Businessman Rodney Horton not only purchased the buildings along East Douglas from Washington to part of the Larkspur space, he’s now opening a store there as well. read more >>

"Jenny Dawn Cellars has an opening (ish) date at redeveloped Union Station" 10/28/19 Wichita Business Journal

A little later than expected, Jennifer McDonald is prepared to open her urban winery next month at Union Station. read more >>

"What to expect at redeveloped Naftzger Park: Movie nights, live music, yoga and more" 10/14/19 Wichita Business Journal

Featuring an outdoor projection screen, covered pavilion and event lawn, Naftzger Park will look much different when it reopens to the public later this year. read more >>

"Tallgrass Film Festival returns for 17th year. Here’s a preview." 10/13/19 Wichita Eagle

The Tallgrass Film Festival kicks off its 17th year on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 20, and area independent film fans will be en force. read more >>

"The tallest building in Kansas gets some upgrades along with some new tenants" 10/09/19 Wichita Eagle

Four years after buying the Epic Center for $11.5 million, Phil Ruffin has invested a substantial amount in renovations at the 22-story building and has several new tenants, including a new restaurant for the first floor. read more >>

"Developer Gary Oborny seeks to expand Union Station TIF district" 10/07/19 Wichita Eagle

Developer Gary Oborny is seeking to expand the Union Station tax increment financing district to include his Icehouse, a 1901 building the company is renovating at 155 S. Rock Island between Union Station and the new Cargill offices. read more >>

"Microcinema mamafilm is popping up at two places in one for the 2020 season" 10/07/19 Wichita Eagle

What started as a community effort to create a nonprofit microcinema called mamafilm is turning into a slightly more professional “vibrant art-house theater” with a new home, said creator Lela Meadow-Conner. read more >>

"A new kind of developer: Meet the woman with a vision to redevelop a cluster of downtown Wichita buildings" 10/04/19 Wichita Business Journal

There was something about the abandoned Finney State Office building that grabbed Sudha Tokala's interest. read more >>

"ICT Bloktoberfest returns for 4th year with beer, wiener dog races — and rain protection" 10/03/19 Wichita Eagle

It’s finally — FINALLY — going to feel like fall outside this weekend, and the owners of XClusive Event Services will be ready with their annual ICT Bloktoberfest. read more >>

"Think you remember the old Coleman Co. space? Cocoa Dolce has a surprise" 10/02/19 Wichita Eagle

Anyone who has ever stepped into the longtime Coleman Co. space at the southwest corner of Second and St. Francis likely would be stunned to see it now. read more >>

"Wichita Downtown Chili Cookoff will have a record number of chili cookers this year" 09/25/19 Wichita Eagle

What could be more fall than eating as much chili as you can stomach for $5? read more >>

"Wichita’s first downtown Starbucks is now open, and it has several little surprises" 09/24/19 Wichita Eagle

Wichita’s new downtown Starbucks opened Monday morning as promised and already, people are enjoying coffee on two patios and sipping Frappuccinos inside like they’re right at home. read more >>

"About 25,000 strolled Douglas during third annual Open Streets event" 09/23/19 Wichita Business Journal

Morning rain ended just in time for the third annual Open Streets ICT event Sunday, which closed down a little more than four miles of Douglas Avenue. read more >>

"Look out below: Hilton Garden Inn pool will be lifted onto the roof this weekend" 09/19/19 Wichita Business Journal

After several delays, the under-construction Hilton Garden Inn is finally getting its rooftop pool this weekend. read more >>

"Riverfront planning is public — and about more than Century II" 09/18/19 Wichita Eagle

Lately, I’ve been disappointed to hear people dismissing a process that I am co-leading as a member of the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan coalition. This private-public effort is intentionally designed to be open and transparent. So I thought it might be helpful to try and correct some misperceptions. read more >>

"The Wichita Doo-Dahs? Baseball team unveils fourth name nominee with help of local diner" 09/18/19 Wichita Eagle

The owners of a popular Wichita restaurant are especially behind the latest nominated name for Wichita’s new baseball team, unveiled on Wednesday morning. read more >>

"New food delivery service designed to help small Wichita eateries fight the corporate power" 09/13/19 Wichita Eagle

A downtown coffee shop known for its love of all things local has launched a new service that, in part, is designed to fight the corporate power. read more >>

"First of two TGC Group Opportunity Zone projects kicks off" 09/10/19 Wichita Eagle

Now that Mead's Corner has been demolished, what’s next for the northwest corner of Douglas and Emporia? read more >>

"Delano catalyst site apartments now have a name, a groundbreaking date" 09/09/19 Wichita Eagle

Part of the long-awaited Delano catalyst project now has a name and a groundbreaking date. read more >>

"Urban explorations the next step toward plan for area around Century II, WaterWalk" 09/05/19 Wichita Eagle

The next step in planning for the possible replacement of the Century II involves actual steps — about half a mile’s worth. read more >>

"Scooter-riding Downtown Wichita workers seek first Alley Doors sites to transform" 08/29/19 Wichita Eagle

If you happened to see Downtown Wichita's Emily Brookover and Jason Gregory zipping by on scooters during work hours lately, they’ve not been playing hooky. read more >>

"What's with those sky-blue shipping containers stacked out front of Century II" 08/27/19 Wichita Eagle

Perhaps you were wondering why two sky-blue railroad shipping containers are stacked on the plaza in front of Century II. read more >>

"WSU launches bike and watercraft rental facility on the Arkansas River" 08/26/19 Wichita Business Journal

Wichitans can explore the Arkansas River on kayaks, paddle boards and other watercraft rented from a new company called Boats & Bikes. read more >>

"Survey says: Kansas' best milkshake is made in Wichita, with the extra served on the side" 08/21/19 Wichita Eagle

If you’re a milkshake lover, you’re lucky you live in Wichita. read more >>

"City sells downtown parking lot, will use money to make a one-way street two-way" 08/20/19 Wichita Eagle

Expanding on promises made to the developers who are replacing the former Mead’s Corner building downtown, the Wichita City Council agreed Tuesday to sell a city parking lot and put the proceeds toward making Emporia a two-way street. read more >>

"Ride along with 'the Scooter Guy,' who makes those neat lines of two-wheelers daily" 08/19/19 Wichita Business Journal

Before day breaks, Nicolas Kruse is the guy delivering scooters to Wichita's downtown streets. read more >>

"How to design your own bike rack for Wichita's new stadium" 08/12/19 Wichita Eagle 

The people behind Wichita’s stadium project are asking for submissions — but not about sports. read more >>

"Connecting ICT event brings together young leaders, development big hitters" 08/09/19 Wichita Business Journal 

On the west bank of the Arkansas River, a crowd of 300 crowded an outdoor patio Thursday evening at River Vista Apartments for a chance to hear from some of Wichita’s major players in downtown development. read more>>

"Wichita's new baseball team is test-driving names. River Riders is the first one" 08/08/19 Wichita Eagle 

Wichita Baseball 2020 revealed the first potential new name for the city’s next baseball team, one of seven that will be considered before a final name is chosen, the team’s owner said Thursday. read more>>

"Career Women agree: Wichita development needs to go beyond downtown" 08/07/19 Wichita Business Journal

Downtown development is exciting, members of the WBJ's Career Women agreed Wednesday, but it needs to go beyond just the heart of the city. read more >>

"Wichita baseball stadium construction reaches milestone with final steel beam" 08/07/19 Wichita Eagle 

The future home of Wichita's yet-to-be-named Triple A baseball team reached a construction milestone this week. read more >>

"New Old Town business adds more Fun to the growing Second and St. Francis area" 08/06/19 Wichita Eagle

Another new business is adding to the growing Second and St. Francis area, and it fits in with the “fun” theme already going. read more >>

"BizTalk with Bill Roy Episode 115: The Riverfront Legay Master Plan" 08/02/19 Wichita Eagle

Wednesday's meeting was the first public gathering hosted by the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan group. read more >>

"Volunteers will monitor Old Town cameras, but 'absolutely not' to issue traffic tickets" 08/02/19 Wichita Eagle 

A new batch of civilian volunteers is monitoring surveillance cameras for Wichita police — to help improve safety in Old Town, not to issue traffic tickets, police say. read more >>

"Public will have a voice in riverfront development during open house Wednesday" 07/30/2019 Wichita Business Journal

The public is invited to help shape the future of development along the east bank of the Arkansas River during an open house scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita. read more >>

"Wichita's minor-league baseball team still unnamed, but home field taking shape" 07/26/19 Wichita Business Journal

Construction on Wichita's new downtown baseball stadium is going vertical, and Lou Schwechheimer is eager to show it off. read more >>

"Active, energetic, vibrant downtown is a recruiting fit for this new business" 07/24/19 Wichita Eagle

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. read more >>

"New stadium visible in downtown Wichita, owners believe final design only weeks away" 07/24/19 KSN

The new stadium in Wichita is taking shape, but what will the final design look like? read more >>


"Dog-friendly downtown to get a dog-friendly business in the Spaghetti Works District" 07/22/19 Wichita Eagle

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. read more>>

"New Wichita stadium will have netting out to foul poles to reduce foul-ball hazard" 07/16/19  Wichita Eagle

Wichita’s new baseball stadium will be built with screening all the way down the baselines to protect fans from dangerous line-drive foul balls, Mayor Jeff Longwell said.  Read more >>

"About 2,000 rides taken in first 24 hours of electric scooters in Wichita" 07/16/19 KWCH

Within the first 24 hours of nearly 500 electric scooters rolling out in downtown Wichita, people took about 2,000 rides. read more >>

"Child care center expanding in Downtown space" 07/16/19 Wichita Business Journal

cribbles and Giggles Children's Academy is expanding plans for its new downtown Wichita facility.  read more >>

"Kick Push: Rental Scooters Are Now On Wichita Streets" 07/16/19 KMUW

Electric scooters have hit the streets of Wichita. read more >>

"Electric scooters hit the streets in Wichita" 07/15/19 KAKE News

You'll now be able to get around downtown Wichita on an E-Scooter. read more >>

"First fleet of electric scooters arrives in Wichita" 07/15/19 KWCH

Wichita's newest mode of transportation officially rolled out Monday. Throughout the city, people can rent electric scooters. read more >>

"Riverfront Legacy Master Plan leaders set open house date" 07/15/19 Wichita Business Journal

The community groups, governmental bodies, design and real-estate firms collaborating on a plan for the Arkansas River's east bank area downtown have set a date and time for the first public engagement. read more >>

"Child care center expanding in downtown Wichita space" 07/15/19 Wichita Business Journal

Scribbles and Giggles Children's Academy is expanding plans for its new downtown Wichita facility. read more >>

"Rental electric scooters to hit Wichita streets Monday" 07/12/19 Wichita Eagle

Wichita’s first electric rental scooters will be rolling on downtown streets starting Monday.  read more >>

"Opportunity Zones: Now's the time to act, Wichita experts say" 07/12/19 Wichita Business Journal

The benefits to Opportunity Zone investors and the communities inside the zones have become more clear as the fledgling federal program has answered questions from potential investors. read more >>

"Sedgwick County adds its support to Riverfront Legacy Master Plan" 07/10/19 Wichita Business Journal

The Sedgwick County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved $100,000 in funding toward development of the master plan being created by the organizers of the Riverfront Legacy group. read more >>

"City Council commits six figures to Riverfront Legacy Master Plan" 07/09/19 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to provide $100,000 for the development of a master plan being sought by the organizers behind the Riverfront Legacy group. read more >>

"Parking changes coming to Old Town" 07/05/19 Wichita Business Journal

The are changes on the way for parking in Wichita’s Old Town district.  read more >>

"Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds" 07/3/2019 Next City

Sometimes, cities lack large greenspace not only for people but for wildlife — the insects, birds and other animals that make for a balanced ecosystem. read more >>

"Renovations in the works for former Commerce Bank building downtown" 07/1/19 Wichita Business Journal

After ownership of the Commerce Bank building in downtown changed hands last year, its buyer is taking steps toward potential renovations of the facility at 150 N. Main Street. read more >>

"Riverfront group stresses courage while making first public appearance" 06/25/19 Wichita Business Journal

Leaders of the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan made their public debut Tuesday in front of an appropriate group. read more >>

"Wichita named an All-America City for the fifth time" 06/24/19 Wichita Business Journal

The city of Wichita was named an All-America City along with nine others on Sunday in Denver. read more >>

"A new healthy eating spot is open in downtown Wichita. But first, you have to find it" 06/24/19 Wichita Eagle

Downtown Wichita has a new place where people can grab a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner to go — and an espresso for good measure. read more >>

"Riverfront Legacy group outlining scope in its early work" 06/13/19 Wichita Business Journal

The coalition of downtown groups coming together with city and county leaders for a comprehensive plan of the city's core has met a half-dozen times and remains in the organizational stage, two of the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan group leaders said Thursday. read more >>

"Art on downtown doors, multisensory art experience coming soon to Wichita" 06/10/19 Wichita Eagle

Two innovative new art projects are coming to the downtown area next spring, both intended to bring life to the city’s alleys. read more >>

"Wichita clears path for electric rental scooters to operate downtown" 06/04/19 Wichita Eagle

You might soon be zipping around downtown Wichita on a rented scooter.  read more >>

"Married photographers are still together, but their businesses aren’t" 05/31/19 Wichita Eagle

Aaron and Christina Patton are splitting up, but that doesn’t mean they’re not staying together, too.  read more >>

"Butler, WSU Tech and Wichita State in talks about partnering for downtown culinary school" 05/22/19 Wichita Eagle

Wichita State University, WSU Tech and Butler Community College are in talks about partnering for a culinary arts program in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"King of Freight’s move to Gander Mountain signals end of WaterWalk’s glitzy dreams" 05/21/19 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita City Council has approved King of Freight’s move to WaterWalk.  read more >>

"Tokala's medical school receives $15 million pledge" 05/21/19 Wichita Business Journal

Sudha Tokala's $75 million medical school that will renovate five Wichita downtown buildings has an affiliation with a national nonprofit and a large pledge from a Wichita nonprofit.  read more >>

"Downtown Wichita medical school would be managed by a Chicago-based company" 05/21/19 Wichita Eagle

A private medical school planned for downtown Wichita will partner with a Chicago-based company.  read more >>

"Broadway Plaza anchor tenant to move to Ruffin Building to make room for hotel" 05/20/19 Wichita Eagle

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.  read more >>

"Will King of Freight be the final tenant for the Gander Mountain building? Maybe not." 05/20/19 Wichita Eagle

As King of Freight stands poised to buy the abandoned Gander Mountain building in the WaterWalk for
office space, the proposed land lease contract with the city leaves lots of flexibility.  read more >>

"Wichita plans to offer 500 city-owned parking spaces to developer of downtown complex" 05/15/19 Wichita Eagle

Wichita plans to commit 500 city-owned parking spaces downtown to a developer.  read more >>

"Wichita City Council approvals help advance major downtown projects" 05/14/19 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved measures related to two potential projects.  read more >>

"King of Freight to take over old Gander Mountain building at WaterWalk" 05/13/19 Wichita Eagle

A fast-growing Wichita freight broker will take over the former Gander Mountain building.  read more >>

"King of Freight plans move to former Gander Mountain building" 05/13/19 Wichita Business Journal

The former Gander Mountain building in WaterWalk could soon be coming back to life.  read more >>

"More meters and higher prices are in the works for downtown Wichita parking scene" 05/13/19 Wichita Eagle

Almost all parking would become paid parking in the Douglas Avenue and Delano business districts.  read more >>

"Wichita Riverfest gets a Douglas-free parade route, adopts the carnival next door" 05/13/19 Wichita Eagle

The launch of the annual Wichita Riverfest — a nine-day party that fills downtown Wichita with fun, music and funnel cakes — is now less than three weeks away.  read more >>

"Details emerge on potential downtown medical school" 05/10/19 Wichita Business Journal

Sudha Tokala’s plans for a downtown medical school campus in Wichita now has a price tag of $75 million in redevelopment costs.  read more >>

"'A call to action:' Fidelity Bank takes aim with downtown expansion" 05/10/19 Wichita Business Journal

Driven by a belief that its culture is key in attracting and retaining workers, Fidelity Bank’s announcement of a major building project is the bank’s biggest salvo in the battle for talent.  read more >>

"Fidelity Bank plans $51-million expansion in downtown Wichita" 05/07/19 Wichita Business Journal

Fidelity Bank is planning a $51-million expansion project that will add a 10-story tower and a private car park to its downtown Wichita headquarters.  read more >>

"Fidelity Bank’s $51 million expansion is ‘going to change the skyline of the city’" 05/07/19 Wichita Eagle

Fidelity Bank has its roots in a 10-story downtown building that just happened to belong to another bank.  read more >>

"New $5 million technology hub to open in the former Printing Inc. space downtown" 05/01/19 Wichita Eagle

Wichitan Curt Gridley says that when he used to live in the Boston area, he was immersed in a culture of emerging technologies and start-ups.  read more >>

"Wichita artist has created a ‘human car wash’ for people to walk through" 04/26/19 Wichita Eagle

Mary Alexis Wirths always wondered what it would be like to walk through a car wash.  read more >>

"Wichita City Council grants extension on downtown hotel project" 04/23/19 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved a deadline extension for the completion of the Hilton Garden Inn.  read more >>

"Finally, downtown’s renovated Union Station will be open for tours next month" 04/22/19 Wichita Eagle

It’s been many years in the making, but Wichitans will be able to walk through a restored Union Station.  read more >>

"How a hurricane delayed a downtown Wichita hotel project" 04/22/19 Wichita Business Journal

If you’ve been waiting to take a dip in the rooftop pool planned for the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Wichita, you’ll have to keep waiting a little longer.  read more >>

"‘It’s been nuts.’ Nortons Brewing Company celebrating one year of beer, big crowds" 04/17/19 Wichita Eagle

Dan and Becky Norton get a little misty eyed.  read more >>

"A company named for a downtown building will return downtown but not to that building" 04/15/19 Wichita Eagle

Occidental Management is returning to downtown. 

"Why would Carry Nation want to wield her hatchet against the new Urban Interiors?" 04/11/19 Wichita Eagle

When the new Carry Nation statue went up in front of Eaton Place, the big question was why. read more >>

"A quick trip to Devil’s Row and a slow ride back to the office gave fire to an idea" 04/10/19 Wichita Eagle

Marketer Bruce Rowley was rushing to lunch at what he calls Devil’s Row.  read more >>

"Had a little too much fun in Old Town? There’s now an oxygen bar there to help" 04/05/19 Wichita Eagle

Wichita now has what appears to be its first oxygen bar.  read more >>

"Developers find success in early Wichita Opportunity Zones project" 04/04/19 Wichita Business Journal

Following their successful foray into the new funding mechanism presented by Opportunity Zones, a group of local developers are progressing on plans.  read more >>

"Narrow Douglas Avenue to one lane each way? That’s the proposal" 04/04/19 Wichita Eagle

Proposals to turn East Douglas Avenue into a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly street downtown include reducing the lanes for car traffic from five to three.  read more >>

"A new place for healthy, gluten-free meals is about to open in Wichita" 04/02/19 Wichita Eagle

Downtown Wichita will get a little healthier in about a month.  read more >>

"New downtown space won’t be enough for long for growing logistics firm" 03/31/19 Wichita Eagle

In three years, Tyler Sims has gone from starting one company and growing it and starting a second related company.  read more >>

"Young construction company hires all employees of longtime Wichita construction firm" 03/27/19 Wichita Eagle

Ahead of its five-year anniversary this fall, Jaco General Contractor is growing in a big way.  read more >>

"Food truck season starts this weekend in Wichita with a gathering of more than 30 vendors" 03/27/19 Wichita Eagle

It’s a delicious rite of spring. 

"Popular Wichita venue to sell to duo hoping to take it to the next musical level" 03/24/19 Wichita Eagle

Four years to the month since Alex Thomas, Adam Hartke and Brian Cunningham bought and transformed Barleycorn’s downtown.  read more >>

"Union Station is latest venue contributing to downtown Wichita's economy" 03/18/19 KSN.com

Developing downtown has been a big push by the city of Wichita in recent years.  read more >>

"Not a Cheesecake Factory, but a Cheesecake Company will open soon in downtown Wichita" 03/18/19 Wichita Eagle

Mark said he just signed the lease at 701 E. Douglas and that he’ll get to work next week on building out the space.  read more >>

"New Hilton Garden Inn lands an unexpected tenant; one broker says, ‘I’m impressed’" 03/13/19 Wichita Eagle

For years, if not decades, downtown denizens wanted a Starbucks.  read more >>

"Wichita City Council moves forward with Tokala’s downtown plan" 03/05/19 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to move forward with a request from property owner Sudha Tokala.  read more >>

"Sudha Tokala seeks more than $12 million in city help for downtown development" 03/01/19 Wichita Eagle

Pharmacist and nascent developer Sudha Tokala has purposely been quiet about her plans.  read more >>

"Old Town improvements approved by Wichita City Council" 02/19/19 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita City Council approved $450,000 in general obligation bonds.  read more >>

"Eric Fisher Salon newest addition to Spaghetti Works development" 02/14/19 Wichita Business Journal

Eric Fisher, founder of Eric Fisher Salons, plans to open a downtown Wichita location.  read more >>

"Wichita’s new baseball stadium project gets off to a quick start" 02/19/19 Wichita Eagle

Construction on Wichita’s new baseball stadium project is hitting warp speed.  read more >>

"Sweet deal will put Cocoa Dolce headquarters in former Coleman space downtown" 01/12/19 Wichita Eagle

There’s a sweet new deal at the longtime Coleman Co. facility.  read more >>

"ReNew Wichita says it's seeing bump in lease numbers" 02/05/19 Wichita Business Journal

Though we're now in what is generally considered to be the slow season for apartment leasing, activity is up at the ReNew Wichita apartments at Douglas and Market.  read more >>

"Century II plan should be about 'excellence,' Jarvis says" 02/04/19 Wichita Business Journal

As talk continues about what to do with the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, we know more about what attendees to the facility's 50th birthday party last week think.  read more >>

"Great Western Bank settles into downtown space" 02/04/19 Wichita Business Journal

Great Western Bank is still looking for a few good lenders for its Union Station location on East Douglas.  read more >>

"TGC Development Group unveils IMA Financial Group’s plans to move downtown" 01/31/19 Wichita Eagle

For many decades, Wichita businesses left downtown for the east side.  read more >>

"Is another major employer coming to downtown Wichita?" 01/31/19 Wichita Business Journal

There have been rumors, but we might know more soon.  read more >>

"See inside downtown Wichita’s newest luxury apartment building" 01/31/19 Wichita Eagle

From a warehouse to a chain restaurant, the downtown building bearing the words “Spaghetti Works” on its facade has been many things over the years.  read more >>

"With future uncertain, partygoers celebrate Century's II's past" 01/30/19 Wichita Eagle

Is 50 over the hill? 

"Century II turns 50 next week. Time is running out to weigh in on its future" 01/25/19 Wichita Eagle

Tuesday may be one of your last chances to tell the city what you’d like to see for the future of Century II.  read more >>

"Rebecca’s is closing, but shoppers will still be able to find Rebecca Simpson downtown" 01/18/19 Wichita Eagle

Before Cheris Coggins can move her Urban Interiors into the large corner spot at Eaton Place in March, someone else familiar to downtown shoppers will beat her to it.  read more >>

"Lee Media Group to open downtown location" 01/14/19 Wichita Business Journal

Rose Hill-based Lee Media Group is branching out.  read more >>

A Convention Center: If Wichita builds it, will they come? 01/11/19 Wichita Business Journal

As Wichita leaders continue to figure out what to do with Century II, other cities are cashing in on convention and event opportunities.  read more >>

"Colorado Derby Lofts project nets industry award" 12/20/18 Wichita Business Journal

The folks at Key Construction Inc. already felt good about a certain downtown apartments project.  read more >>

"A tiny doughnut shop selling itty bitty doughnuts opens today in Wichita" 12/19/18 Wichita Eagle

The doughnuts are so tiny. 

"Old Town theater changes hands — and its new owners are familiar faces" 12/19/18 Wichita Eagle

Monte Riegel Wheeler is one of the Wichita area’s best-known performers.  read more >>

"Westar Energy parent company to sponsor Evergy Pavilion in Naftzger Park" 12/14/18 Wichita Eagle

The company that owns Westar Energy will soon become the corporate sponsor of Naftzger Park.  read more >>

"Firm offers one month of commercial space downtown" 12/12/18 Wichita Business Journal

In attempt to find a tenant for its prime ground-floor commercial space at Douglas and Market, Trinity Property Consultants is offering a unique deal.  read more >>

"Meritrust plans to be in old Cargill building before mid-2019" Wichita Business Journal

With Cargill Protein mostly moved out, Meritrust Credit Union officials are preparing to move into a new space.  read more >>

"Doughnut shop set to open at Union Station" 12/13/18 Wichita Business Journal

It's never a bad thing for a new business when another business opens a headquarters for hundreds of employees just steps away.  read more >>

"Cargill already eyeing possible expansion of downtown headquarters" 12/10/18 Wichita Business Journal

With Cargill Protein employees settling into a new $70 million downtown Wichita headquarters, the company's leadership is already thinking about expanding.  read more >>

"The downtown Wichita building facing demolition had a life for 109 years" 12/10/18 Wichita Eagle

You probably know the building as a popular downtown coffee shop that recently closed, if you ever noticed the building at all.  read more >>

"Tousled owner Kalene Smith opens the Hue downtown" 12/06/18 Wichita Eagle

Tousled owner Kalene Smith has branched out with another salon.  read more >>

"City green lights development agreement for old Topeka Street firehouse" 12/06/18 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita's City Council on Tuesday voted to approve a development agreement for a former fire station at 500 S. Topeka.  read more >>

"City OKs razing Mead’s Corner, gives $5 million plus in tax breaks to developer" 12/05/18 Wichita Eagle

Despite pleas from historic preservationists, the City Council voted to allow a developer to demolish the building that recently housed the Mead’s Corner coffee house.  read more >>

"A look inside Cargill's $70 million downtown complex" 12/05/18 Wichita Business Journal

The wait is over for the new downtown Wichita Cargill Protein headquarters.  read more >>

"McCownGordon Construction selects former Associated space for new Old Town office" 12/05/18 Wichita Eagle

One business’ decision to not take the former Associated office in Old Town freed the more than 3,200-square-foot space.  read more >>

"Urban Interiors to move down the street to space at Douglas and St. Francis" 12/03/18 Wichita Business Journal

The intersection of Douglas and St. Francis in downtown Wichita is already busy, but it figures to get even more busy soon.  read more >>

"McCownGordon Construction zeroes in on Old Town space" 12/03/18 Wichita Business Journal

McCownGordon Construction, the Kansas City-based firm that announced earlier this year plans to add a Wichita office.  read more >>

"Last visible sign of Coleman Co. activity in downtown Wichita is disappearing" 11/28/18 Wichita Eagle

The last visible sign of Coleman Co. activity in downtown Wichita is disappearing.  read more >>

"Changes coming to popular Old Town arcade" 11/28/18 Wichita Eagle

The Arcade is about to get an upgrade.  read more >>

"Market Advisory Group expanding again, this time with more space and tax services" 11/20/18 Wichita Eagle

Market Advisory Group is expanding again with new space and services.  read more >>

"Wichita making major changes to free downtown shuttle service" 11/20/18 Wichita Eagle

Wichita Transit has reworked its Q-Line free downtown trolley service to make it easier to go farther on Douglas Avenue.  read more >>

"Popular Old Town bar is closed — at least to the general public" 11/14/18 Wichita Eagle

Wheat State Distilling, the popular specialty cocktail bar at 244 N. Mosley, is no longer open to the public.  read more >>

"Roxie’s on the River is a new Wichita cafe that offers diners a river view" 11/14/18 Wichita Eagle

Wichita has a river, but it doesn’t have a whole lot of river-front dining.  read more >>

"Retail, office space available at renamed downtown building" 11/14/18 Wichita Business Journal

As more commercial and residential projects are announced around downtown Wichita, some prime space at Douglas and Market is again available.  read more >>

"Occidental Management to convert turn-of-the-century icehouse into offices" 11/14/18 Wichita Eagle

Even before Occidental Management’s renovation of Union Station is complete, the company is taking on another nearby building to refurbish and expand.  read more >>

"Public to get say on TGC development plan for former Mead's Corner site" 11/13/18 Wichita Business Journal

The public will soon have a chance to speak out on a proposed new office and retail development at the site of the old Mead's Corner coffeeshop.  read more >>

"$2 million renovation complete, open house set for downtown office building" 11/12/18 Wichita Business Journal

The sale of the Farm Credit Bank Building was recognized as one of the Wichita Business Journal's real estate deals of the year.  read more >>

"Former Mead’s Corner property to be redeveloped into $22 million mixed-use building" 11/09/18 Wichita Eagle


TGC Development Group, a partner in the Spaghetti Works project, has plans for another $20 million to $22 million building downtown.  read more >>

"Winter version of Old Town Farmers’ Market has found a hip new home" 11/07/18 Wichita Eagle

In Wichita, farmers market season never ends. 

"Downtown brewery could open later this month with well-known manager at the helm" 11/06/18 Wichita Eagle

Wichita’s new downtown brewery Pour House will have beer, sandwiches — and probably some of the prettiest Facebook pictures in the business.  read more >>

"There’s more crime coming downtown — in the form of a commission" 10/30/18 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Crime Commission is moving offices this week.  read more >>

"Major development to bring restaurants, other businesses to riverfront near stadium" 10/30/18 Wichita Eagle

For decades — maybe even longer — Wichitans have complained about the lack of restaurants, bars and other businesses along the Arkansas River.  read more >>

"Sullivan Higdon & Sink making moves to address talent gap in Wichita" 10/25/18 Wichita Business Journal

Business seems to be good for Sullivan Higdon & Sink.  read more >>

"PCL president: Triple-A franchise will raise Wichita's profile" 10/25/18 Wichita Business Journal

On the heels of Wichita's City Council vote to approve a ballpark development agreement, the president of the Pacific Coast League broke his silence Wednesday on the city's pending new Triple-A baseball franchise.  read more >>

"City Council approves ballpark development agreement" 10/23/18 Wichita Business Journal

The return of affiliated baseball to Wichita is quickly becoming less of an idea and more of a reality.  read more >>

"Lawrence-Dumont demo job awarded to Wichita firm" 10/23/18 Wichita Business Journal

Bradburn Wrecking Co., Wichita, has been awarded the contract to demolish Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  read more >>

"Work on Spaghetti Works apartments underway" 10-19-18 Wichita Business Journal

Work started recently on apartment renovations inside the old Spaghetti Works warehouse building.  read more >>

"One of Old Town’s last undeveloped buildings to get new life" 10/14/18 Wichita Eagle

With so much happening in downtown right now, it might seem like the redevelopment of 115 N. Mead is simply one more project.  read more >>

"Company behind downtown Union Station’s call center looking to add 250 more jobs" 10/112/18 Wichita Eagle

Officials at Faneuil, a Virginia-based company that will bring hundreds of jobs to downtown Wichita, plan to hire 250 workers in the next few weeks.  read more >>

"Hotel developers plan glass-bottomed pool over Douglas Avenue" 10/08/18 Wichita Business Journal


There's a good reason for the delays in the Hilton Garden Inn downtown hotel project.  read more >>

"Wichita men turn a hobby into a lucrative business" 10/04/18 Wichita Business Journal

“This is the way it used to be.”  read more >>

Century Plaza to get a Greek restaurant, apartments and a new name" 10/04/18 Wichita Eagle

As downtown transforms with new buildings and businesses and as plans continue to develop to redo Century II, Sophokles Anthimides has developed a few plans of his own for Century Plaza next door.  read more >>

"Work starts on Delano catalyst site" 10/03/18 Wichita Business Journal

While delayed from its original construction timeline, the Delano catalyst site development is moving forward.  read more >>

"Cargill: Attracting, retaining top talent to Wichita a 'key focus'" 10/03/18 Wichita Business Journal

One problem with doing a story on a broad topic — say, quality of life in Wichita — is that it's nearly impossible for a reporter to include all of his or her sources.  read more >>

"Tiny apartments? Analyst says market could be there in downtown Wichita" 10-01-18 Wichita Business Journal

An analyst doing contract work for Downtown Wichita says developers are beginning to better understand the residential market in the city's core.  read more >>

"People Magazine shows some love to a Wichita restaurant in its latest issue" 10-01-18 Wichita Eagle

Doo-Dah Diner’s owners are used to their restaurant’s name appearing on “best-of” lists online.  read more >>

"Downtown study shows most new residents expected to come from Wichita" 09/29/18 Wichita Business Journal

A residential market analyst this week said downtown Wichita could support up to 2,220 new rental and for-sale living units in the next five years.  read more >>

"The Wave: Trains, beers and shipping containers" 09/28/18 Wichita Business Journal 


The people behind the new Wave indoor/outdoor concert venue in downtown Wichita want people to think of their complex as a "social oasis," not just a place to watch a concert.  read more >>

"Downtown apartments market has room to grow, analyst says" 09/28/18 Wichita Busines Journal

With apartment complexes like River Vista, Broadway Autopark and the Colorado Derby Lofts opening this year, downtown Wichita has more rental unit options now.  read more >>

"Commercial design joins the enthusiasm for Wichita's future" 09/28/18 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita’s new, progressive attitude has trickled forth into the city’s new commercial building design.  read more >>

"Living it up in Wichita" 09/28/18 Wichita Business Journal

Not long after Wichita Parks and Recreation Director Troy Houtman came to Wichita four years ago, he brought up the idea of a downtown open streets event.  read more >>

"Inside job: Downtown building getting a makeover" 09/21/18 Wichita Business Journal

Some areas inside the 125 N. Market building in downtown Wichita are getting a facelift.  read more >>

"Open Streets ICT block party, a surprise hit last year, returns even bigger this weekend" 09/19/18 Wichita Eagle

It was just something that Wichita Park & Recreation Director Troy Houtman wanted to try, an idea he’d seen presented at a conference.  read more >>

"Gallons of chili will flow through downtown Wichita this weekend" 09/18/18 Wichita Eagle

Saturday is the big day for chili in Wichita.  read more >>

"Old downtown firehouse has new mission after culinary school cease-and-desist" 09/18/18 Wichita Eagle

A former fire station on Topeka Avenue downtown will become a shared workspace for artists and business startups.  read more >>

"Cargill expects to be fully moved to new headquarters in December" 09/17/18 Wichita Business Journal

A Cargill Protein official tells the WBJ that the company's new downtown Wichita headquarters should be move-in ready before the first of the year.  read more >>

"Cargill expects to be fully moved to new headquarters in December" 09/17/18 Wichita Business Journal

A Cargill Protein official tells the WBJ that the company's new downtown Wichita headquarters should be move-in ready before the first of the year.  read more >>

"Century II’s days are numbered. But how much are Wichitans willing to spend?" 09/18/18 Wichita Eagle

Century II, at least in its current configuration, is not the downtown centerpiece of the future.  read more >>

"Historic theater turned cocktail lounge opens this weekend in Wichita" 09/17/18 Wichita Eagle

Back in the early 1900s, the grand new Marple “moving picture theatre” opened at 417 E. Douglas.  read more >>

"Luxury downtown apartment complex lowers rent, changes name" 09/12/18 Wichita Eagle

The 240 posh downtown apartments at Douglas and Market will now be known as ReNew Wichita.  read more >>

Garvey Center is 100 percent leased; but what would Willard Garvey say?  09/12/18 Wichita Eagle

For possibly the first time ever, the commercial spaces within the four Garvey Center buildings downtown are 100 percent leased.  read more >>

"Wichita OKs $81 million for new stadium project, $2.2 million for Wingnuts to go" 09/11/18 Wichita Eagle

Wichita will spend as much as $81 million on building a new ballpark for the Triple-A baseball franchise.  read more >>

"Baseball in Wichita: An investment in ourselves" 09/06/18 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell laughed at the question: Describe the process of landing the Triple A New Orleans Baby Cakes for the city's new riverfront stadium.  read more >>

"More than a stadium: Leaders plan a community gathering place around baseball" 09/06/18 Wichita Business Journal

As part of making the return of affiliated baseball to Wichita a reality, local leaders are planning a complex of amenities around a new stadium.  read more >>

"New Orleans pro baseball team planning move to Wichita, mayor says" 09/06/18 Wichita Eagle

The New Orleans Baby Cakes, a Triple-A baseball team, has filed a relocation application seeking to move the club to Wichita.  read more >>

"Alyss Analytics moving to new downtown space" 08/31/18 Wichita Business Journal

The Alyss Analytics folks are getting a new home.  read more >>

"Wave outdoor venue to open this weekend; indoor venue to follow" 08/27/18 Wichita Eagle

When Adam Hartke started booking events for Wave, the new indoor-outdoor concert venueunder construction near the northeast corner of Second and St. Francis, it was January.  read more >>

"Longwell: Spaghetti Works development represents 'who we are now'" 08/23/18 Wichita Business Journal

Mayor Jeff Longwell said Wichitans should get used to big ideas.  read more >>

"Evergy gives $1.4 million and a ‘tremendous shot in the arm’ to Naftzger Park" 08/22/18 Wichita Eagle

Evergy — the newly merged Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light — wants to show it is still committed to Kansas communities, and it’s starting with Wichita’s Naftzger Park.  read more >>

"Downtown Wichita hotel changes hands" 08/21/18 Wichita Business Journal

Liking what's happening in downtown Wichita, a Missouri-based hotel management group decided recently to invest in a big way.  read more >>

It’s not quite a grocery store, but downtown Wichita just got a unique new market. 08/17/18 Wichita Eagle

It’s not quite the downtown grocery store that Wichitans so vocally desire, but downtown does now have a market.  read more >>

"How should Wichita handle surveillance cameras? Police want your opinions" 08/17/18 Wichita Eagle

After a controversial rollout, the Wichita Police Department is seeking the public’s help in drafting a policy for its surveillance cameras in Old Town.  read more >>

"Landmark lands TV/radio personality Harris for marketing role" 08/17/18

Landmark Commercial Real Estate has hired a face familiar to many in Wichita.  read more >>

"Downtown Wichita will get a little piece of Paradise on Wednesday" 08/14/18 Wichita Eagle

On Wednesday morning, downtown Wichita will find a sweet new addition on Douglas.  read more >>

"ICT Summit group gets funding for winning "ICT Sandbar Experience" idea" 08/09/18 Wichita Business Journal

At Wednesday's Wichita Business Journal ICT Summit event, part of the program centered around groups of participants generating ideas for unused spaces downtown.   read more >>

"The Mead’s Corner space will remain vacant after potential new tenant changes plans" 08/01/18 Wichita Eagle

A news release sent out Wednesday afternoon by TGC Development Group said that Kookaburra Coffee would not be opening in the space as previously planned.  read more >>

"Spaghetti Works is history, but Spaghetti Works District will have all-new restaurants"

With a name like “Spaghetti Works District,” a fancy new downtown development has to have at least a few restaurants in it.   read more >>

"Century II committee to look at Project Wichita data" 07/25/18 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell announced an 11-member citizen steering committe.  read more >>

"Intrust Bank Arena earns international recognition" 07/25/18 Wichita Business Journal

Intrust Bank Arena is one of five venues to receive an international excellence award.  read more >>

"A week full of tears in the coffee as fans bid farewell to favorite downtown hangout" 07/25/18 Wichita Eagle

Mead’s Corner regular Jennifer White felt compelled to share her grief on social media.  read more >>

"Lucinda’s dream of a ‘happy box’ subscription comes true" 07/19/18 Wichita Eagle

Usually when you think about a subscription, it’s to a newspaper or magazine.  read more >>

"Party in a parking garage Saturday for Wichita’s 148th birthday" 07/20/18 Wichita Eagle

No one hopes to be in a Wichita parking garage all day long.  read more >>

"Cargill sign won't be lonely for long" 07/11/18 Wichita Business Journal

Those who have been on downtown's east side lately have likely noticed the progress of the new Cargill Protein complex.  read more >>

"First Wave of the new downtown concert venue is set to open with a show Sept. 1" 07/11/18 Wichita Eagle

Gina Stansbury told her husband she wants tickets to see the Toadies.  read more >>

"Walnut River Brewing Co. puts itself in a Wichita Pour House" 07/09/18 Wichita Eagle

After years of selling their beer in other Wichita businesses, the partners in El Dorado-based Walnut River Brewing Co. are going to have their own Wichita presence.  read more >>

"Downtown Wichita is getting a new market" 07/06/18 Wichita Business Journal

Downtown Wichita could have a new market by the end of the month.  read more >>

"Gallery XII to expand through additional space and 'a call to artists'" 06/27/18 Wichita Eagle

An artist has vacated her studio behind Gallery XII downtown.  read more >>

"Old Town Center building sells" 06/26/18 Wichita Business Journal

The Old Town Center building in downtown Wichita has sold.  read more >>

"2Dogs Concrete Designs owner finally opens his Mud Haus showroom downtown" 06/26/18

It may be about half a year later than he planned, but Kalven Cederberg of 2Dogs Concrete Designs has proven that concrete deserves a showroom.  read more >>

"Emily Bonavia of Bonavia Industries contributes apartments to Wichita Promise MOVE" 06/25/18 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Community Foundation isn't the only group helping pick up the tab for WSU Tech to create Wichita Promise MOVE.  read more >>

"KLC hoping to branch out with 'world class' leadership initiative" 06/22/18 Wichita Business Journal

The Kansas Leadership Center wants to be known as a top leadership training center.  read more >>

"Urban Routine to open in the former FNL Denim space at Eaton Place" 06/24/18 Wichita Eagle

A new business is opening in the former FNL Denim space downtown at Eaton Place this week.  read more >>

"As downtown Wichita grows, more pedestrians along Waco could spur traffic changes" 06/22/18 Wichita Eagle

Sara High was nearly to the ramp in the crosswalk at Central and Waco in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Want to party in a parking garage? Wichita City Hall is making that easier" 06/20/18 Wichita Eagle

Responding to the wishes of event organizers and bar owners, the Wichita City Council has declared all downtown public parking lots and garages open to alcohol.  read more >>

"A second "B" salon is going to open downtown" 06/20/18 Wichita Eagle

A new salon is opening in the former Kissy Nails space at Zelman Lofts.  read more >>

"Former K-State football player opening a new Wichita doughnut shop" 06/20/18

A Wichita entrepreneur who once played football for Kansas State University is about to open a minidoughnut shop.  read more >>

"Seeing more color under Old Town bridges? Here's why" 06/20/18 Wichita Eagle

Under the bridge downtown is where you'll find these splashes of color.  read more >>

"Ideas floating around for former library building in downtown Wichita" 06/19/18 Wichita Business Journal

With the recent opening of the new Advanced Learning Library, some may wonder what will become of the old Central Library.  read more >>

"Paradise Donuts to open downtown location" 06/15/18 Wichita Business Journal

Downtown Wichita is getting a new donut and breakfast shop.  read more >>

"A classy new bar is about to open in one of Wichita's most loved historic buildings" 06/18/18 Wichita Eagle

Brock Mellinger and friend Rodney Horton will soon open a new wine and cocktail bar.  read more >>

"New library opens to crowds, offers 'something for everyone'" 06/16/18 Wichita Eagle

When Connie Foster and Cathy Carroll stepped into the new library, they felt overwhelmed and excited.  read more >>

"High Touch appears again on list of top North America IT providers" 06/14/18 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita-based High Touch Technologies has again made an annual list of the topproducing IT firms in North America.  read more >>

"Be prepared to share at this new Old Town bar and restaurant, opening next week" 06/13/18

My nominee for the best restaurant makeover of 2018 is most definitely Fredo's.  read more >>

"Meddys in downtown Wichita scheduled for September opening, owner says" 06/11/18 Wichita Business Journal

While its opening has been pushed back a little, dirt work has started at the site of the new Meddys restaurant.  read more >>

"Former Commerce Bank building in downtown Wichita changes hands" 06/07/18 Wichita Business Journal

A trouble spot building in downtown Wichita might be getting new life.  read more >>

"Uncertainty on Douglas means two of Wichita's biggest fall events have found new homes" 06/06/18 Wichita Eagle

Two of fall's most popular and well-attended events won't be where people are used to finding them this year.  read more >>

"Sudha Tokala's health science center is back on: 'Sometimes destiny ... has its way'" 06/05/18 Wichita Eagle

Before she called Wichita her home, India native Sudha Tokala grew up in South Africa as Sudha Kolli and traveled the world with her father.  read more >>

"Downtown report shows changes in demographic incomes" 06/04/18 Wichita Business Journal

Last week, we reported a little on the new 2018 report from the Wichita Downtown Development Corp.  read more >>

"Downtown Wichita report shows growing population" 06/01/18 Wichita Business Journal

A new report says downtown Wichita is gaining residents, though not at a clip that's likely to turn heads.  read more >>

"Downtown Wichita residents are getting older, report says" 06/01/18 Wichita Business Journal

More non-millennials are living in downtown Wichita. 

"New downtown cocktail lounge expected to open in June" 05/30/18 Wichita Business Journal

If you've been past the old Fat Tony's space along East Douglas in downtown Wichita lately, you may have noticed some new signage.  read more >>

"River Vista leasing exceeding expectations, Laham spokeswoman says" 05/25/18 Wichita Business Journal

With the date set (June 23) for this year's Downtown Living Tour in Wichita, I thought it'd be timely to check in on the status of one of downtown's most visible underconstruction projects.  read more >>

"Date set for Wichita's 2018 Downtown Living Tour" 05/25/2018

Downtown Wichita's latest Downtown Living Tour will feature 10 apartment complexes.  read more >>

"Gallery Alley isn't going away, at least not for another six months" 05/23/18 Wichita Eagle

Gallery Alley is getting an extension. 

"Old Town's newest nightclub will feature go-go dancers, 40-foot video screens" 05/22/18 Wichita Eagle

Next month, Fever Nightlife will open at 116 N. Mead.  read more >>

"High Touch rolls out new logo" 05/18/18 Wichita Business Journal

High Touch Technologies likes to think of itself as a company that brings a human touch to its technological services.  read more >>

"'Plant deputies' to descend on downtown with a new trick up their gardening gloves" 05/18/18 Wichita Eagle

On the one-year anniversary of the 113 new planters in downtown Wichita, Cindy Carnahanand what she calls her "plant deputies" are getting ready to plant the pots again on Saturday.  read more >>

"Tokala: 'I have a plan' for downtown buildings" 05/11/18 Wichita Business Journal

Like scores of entrepreneurs and real estate developers before her, Sudha Tokaladidn't hit the jackpot on her first try.  read more >>

"McKenzie & Associates to create a wellness center with new office" 05/15/18 Wichita Eagle

McKenzie & Associates is giving new meaning to the "& Associates" part of its name.  read more >>

"Inside downtown Wichita's newest lofts — with nine stories of views" 05/14/18 Wichita Eagle

Wichita's downtown apartment scene is about to get yet more crowded.  read more >>

"Work to begin soon on Spaghetti Works building remodel" 05/07/18 Wichita Business Journal

Work is expected to begin in the next few weeks.  read more >>

"Public at the Brickyard in Old Town is expanding its late-night food options" 05/01/18

Wichita already knows it can get good food inside Public.  read more >>

"A first look at the new Colorado Derby Lofts apartment building downtown" 04/27/18 Wichita Business Journal

As the downtown living options continue to grow in Wichita, potential renters will get a chance this weekend to tour the new Colorado Derby Lofts units.  read more >>

"Wichita's 'beer nerds' help Norton's Brewing Company to big opening week" 04/26/18 Wichita Business Journal

Helped by a community he refers as Wichita's "beer nerds," the owner of a new downtown brew pub says business has been booming.  read more >>

"Library foundation exceeds funding goal for new downtown facility" 04/19/18 Wichita Business Journal

The Chairman of the Wichita Public Library Foundation Board of Directors on Thursday said that $8.8 million has been raised.  read more >>

"Downtown firehouse building could be co-working space or Butler learning lab" 04/19/18 Wichita Business Journal

A group that wants to turn the city-owned Topeka Street Firehouse building into a co-working space will make its pitch during a public open house.  read more >>

"New concert and event center - and beer garden - to hit downtown late summer" 04/20/18 Wichita Eagle 


Wichita attracts its share of musical acts, but there are still a lot of concerts it misses.  read more >>

"New at the Old Town Farmers' Market: A farm-to-table cafe with burgers, burritos" 04/18/17 Wichita Eagle

When the Old Town Farmers' Market opens for the season on Saturday, it'll have a tasty new feature.  read more >>

"Wait a minute . . . didn't I just read that King of Freight news?" 04/17/18 Wichita Eagle

King of Freight is expanding yet again. 

"A new wine and tapas bar is coming to Old Town Wichita" 04/17/18 Wichita Eagle

There's a new tenant coming to the old Gianni Bacci's space at 301 N. Washington in Old Town.  read more >>

"Union Station redevelopment to kick into high gear" 01/16/18 Wichita Business Journal

It appears that work is about to ramp up on the Union Station project downtown.  read more >>

"Marquis: Like KC's Power & Light, downtown Wichita grocery store would be game-changer" 04/13/18 Wichita Business Journal

After moving to Wichita from the Kansas City area in early 2017, Occidental Management Chief Financial Officer Troy Marquis has had time to develop some opinions.  read more >>

"2018 Real Estate Awards Hall of Fame: Bill Livingston" Wichita Business Journal 04/12/18 

Bill Livingston believes his success is a by-product of helping others be successful.  read more >>

"2018 Real Estate Awards Deals of the Year: Spaghetti Works - Martin Pringle Law Firm" 04/13/18 Wichita Business Journal

The revitalization of downtown Wichita garnered something of a capstone late last year.  read more >>

"EPC Real Estate Group: Delano development on track" 04/12/18 Wichita Business Journal

The president of a Kansas City real estate company that plans to build a $40 million mixed-use development in Delano says construction work is scheduled to begin for the project later this year as planned.  read more >>

"A rare chance to score a ticket to a big Old Town party that usually sells out" 04/11/18 Wichita Eagle

It's one of the most popular parties that's thrown in Old Town each year.  read more >>

"Wichita City Council approves plan for Naftzger Park's new look" 04/10/18

It didn't take long Tuesday for the Wichita City Council to approve a plan for a redesign of downtown's Naftzger Park.  read more >>

"Work set to begin on new downtown daycare Scribbles and Giggles" 04/09/18 Wichita Business Journal

In January, we told you about a new daycare planned for downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Downtown group offering weekend tours of Wichita businesses, landmarks" 04/09/18 Wichita Business Journal

Jason Van Sickle is taking his new Downtown Neighborhood Association on the road.  read more >>

"High Touch marks 10 years as downtown business" 04/02/18 Wichita Business Journal

Sunday marked the 10-year anniversary of High Touch Technologies.  read more >>

"West bank Arkansas River upgrades on City Council agenda" 03/26/18 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita's City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss a nearly $8 million project.  read more >>

"Wichita Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting to touch on safety issues" 03/26/18 Wichita Business Journal

After wrapping up his time as president of the Old Town Association, Jason Van Sickle says he wants to apply some lessons he learned.  read more >>

"Q-Line ridership jumps for NCAAs" 03/26/18 Wichita Business Journal

The Q-Line downtown trolley service was apparently quite popular.  read more >>

"Colorado Derby Lofts on track to open soon, contractor says" 03/23/18 Wichita Business Journal

The Colorado Derby Lofts apartment building is on track to open this summer.  read more >>

"$38 million downtown apartment project 'brings energy, vibrancy' to Arkansas River" 03/22/18 Wichita Eagle


A $38 million downtown riverbank apartment project years in the making is about to make its debut.  read more >>

"Naftzger Park re-envisioned as a flexible, 'vibrant open space' downtown" 03/22/18 Wichita Eagle

After a five-month pause, city officials are moving forward rapidly.  read more >>

"Choose Networks moves into new digs" 03/20/18 Wichita Business Journal

Tech firm Choose Networks is now operating out of a new building.  read more >>

"Century II committee set to meet again next week" 03/19/18 Wichita Business Journal

A citizen steering committee asked to recommend a solution for a new or improved Century II Convention and Performing Arts Center.  read more >>

"Wichita making the right impression on NCAA tournament officials" 03/17/18 Wichita Business Journal

Anyone who has gotten out in downtown Wichita this week will no doubt have been impressed.  read more >>

"No NCAA games? No problem — the party rolls on Friday" 03/16/18 Wichita Eagle

On Friday, there are no NCAA tournament games being played here.  read more >>

Report card: How did Intrust Bank Arena do as an NCAA host Thursday?  03/16/18 Wichita Eagle

Thursday was a test for Intrust Bank Arena.  read more >>

"Students, KU fans help pack arena during open practice" 03/14/18 Wichita Business Journal

Devonte Graham hit a half-court shot to close open practice Wednesday to the cheers of thousands of Kansas Jayhawk fans.  read more >>

"Old Town ready for NCAA tourney visitors, association president says" 03/14/18  Wichita Business Journal

 Basketball fans converged on downtown Wichita for open practice sessions Wednesday.  read more >>

"River Vista tours to begin next month" 03/12/18 Wichita Business Journal

One of the more anticipated downtown Wichita projects under construction right now is getting closer to opening.  read more >>

"What is that giant glass tent by Intrust Bank Arena?"  03/08/18 Wichita Eagle

There’s been a flurry of activity around Intrust Bank Arena recently.  read more >>

 "Wichita's High Touch Technologies acquires Kansas City company" 03/06/18 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita company announced on Tuesday its acquisition of Associates Solutions Inc.  read more >>

"New tenant for downtown development" 03/06/18 Wichita Business Journal

Another new tenant is being added to Occidental Management’s Union Station development in downtown Wichita. read more >>

 "Billion-dollar decade for downtown Wichita within reach" 03/018 Wichita Business Journal

 Wichita developer George Laham wondered aloud if a billion dollars could be invested in the city's core during the next decade.  read more >>

"Fan-oriented events abound for areas around arena" 03/02/18 Wichita Business Journal

Crystal McDonald and Cody Lathrop had a blueprint in mind when they considered a fan event.  read more >>

"Downtown is almost ready for an influx of basketball fans" 03/02/18 Wichita Business Journal

Visitors this month for the first two rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament will notice a Wichita downtown in transition.  read more >>

"Faneuil CEO: We'll be in part of Union Station this summer" 02/27/18 Wichita Business Journal

With her company's Wichita operation still working out of a temporary location, Faneuil's CEO says she expects to have at least some presence at Union Station.  read more >>

"Why is there a giant dinosaur in downtown Wichita?" 02/27/18 Wichita Eagle

Here’s a question you probably thought you’d never hear: Why is there a giant T. rex in downtown Wichita?   read more >>

"Demo work for Market Centre project expected to start this spring" 02/22/18 Wichita Business Journal

While it's later than originally thought, demolition work is expected to begin this spring.  read more >>

"Downtown building purchased by local company president" 02/21/18 Wichita Business Journal

As the first of two NCAA men’s basketball tournament stops in the next three years nears, downtown Wichita is humming with excitement.  read more >>

"Free downtown music festival will rock Pop-Up Park next month" 02/20/18 Wichita Eagle

You could possibly call it the first “pop-up” music festival in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Commerce Street March Madness party approved over Old Town objections" 02/20/18 Wichita Eagle

Get this party started on a Saturday – and Thursday – night.  read more >>

"A cocktail lounge for grownups will open in historic theater space in Wichita"

When Steve Peters and his wife, Natalie, were living in Dallas, one of their favorite Saturday-night activities was hanging out in upscale cocktail lounges.  read more >>

"Intrust Bank Arena income up in 2017" 02/16/18 Wichita Business Journal

The average price for a ticket to an event at Intrust Bank Arena rose by nearly 23 percent last year.  read more >>

"Will Hilton Garden Inn be ready for NCAA tourney in Wichita?" 02/16/18 Wichita Business Journal

According to the project's developer, the downtown Hilton Garden Inn will not be complete in time for NCAA Tournament.  read more >>

"T. rex Ivan opening as permanent display at Museum of World Treasures" 02/16/18 Wichita Business Journal

After years of being on display on loan, the Tyrannosaurus rex known as “Ivan” will open this weekend.  read more >>

"Emerging Leaders: Be bold with Century II" 02/08/18 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita has a big decision ahead of it on the future of Century II.  read  more >>

"Downtown landmark closes after three decades" 02-12-18 Wichita Eagle

In November, A Legacy Antique Mall owner Diana Watson told Have You Heard? she was downsizing.  read more >>

"Contractor's building fully leased" 02/09/18 Wichita Business Journal

Two new leases and another pending has the Jaco General Contractor Inc. building at capacity.  read more >>

"Sudha Tokala has $125 million plan for four downtown properties" 02/08/18 Wichita Eagle

Sudha Tokala, the pharmacist and nascent developer who has been on something of a downtown building buying spree, has purchased another property.  read more >>

"Wichita about to get a healthy ‘urban cafe’ with cold-press juice and Paleo meals" 02/08/18 Wichita Eagle

Austin Dugan has come a long way since April 2016.  read more >>

"What’s your vision for Wichita 10 years from now? Expect to be asked" 02/01/18 Wichita Eagle

What would you like to see change with Wichita’s parks in the next decade?  read more >>

"Party in a parking garage? It’s OK this one day in downtown Wichita" 02/08/17 Wichita Eagle

A good party is sufficiently spacious – never cramped.  read more >>

"Orpheum Theater building continues to buzz with new commercial tenants" 02/08/18 Wichita Business Journal

Last week, I wrote a little about some new office space inside the Orpheum Theater building downtown.  read more >>

"Guys, this new Eaton Place business is for you" 02/05/18 Wichita Eagle

 Braeden Oakleaf has specialized in cutting men’s hair for the last couple of years.  read more >>

"City announces Century II citizen advisory committee" 02/01/18 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita's mayor on Thursday announced his 11-member Century II citizen steering committee.  read more >>

"Ambassador named top hotel in Kansas" 02/01/18 Wichita Business Journal

For the fourth consecutive year, the Ambassador Hotel in Wichita has been recognized by AAA as the best hotel in Kansas.  read more >>

"Hive co-working space to be geared to supporting businesswomen" 02/01/18 Wichita Eagle

Last fall, when Andrea Stang became a full-time freelance writer, she says she couldn’t find a co-working space she liked.  read more >>

"Live, work or like downtown? This group’s for you" 01-31-18 Wichita Eagle

Even before his term as president of the Old Town Association was up late last year, Jason Van Sickle was already thinking bigger.  read more >>

"Broadway Autopark contractor does work for unexpected tenant: itself" 01/29/18 Wichita Eagle

After doing much of the remodeling work for the new Broadway Autopark Apartments, Ted Farha of Farha Construction is finishing some ground-level commercial space.  read more >>

"Orpheum Theater building's fifth floor a hot place for office space" 01-26-18 Wichita Business Journal

Several small businesses have decided to get into the act of leasing space.  read more >>

"Developer: Let's spend $1 billion on Wichita's downtown in next 10 years" 01/25/18 Wichita Business Journal

Downtown development advocates such as Jeff Fluhr have talked lately about Wichita being in the midst of a transformative moment.   read more >>

"Meat and greet: Cargill brings chefs to town to innovate future food delights" 01/23/18 Wichita Business Journal

The Cargill Innovation Center in Wichita on Tuesday buzzed with activity.  read more >>

"City hopes developers have interest in old downtown firehouse building" 01/18/18 Wichtia Business Journal

The city is hoping that developers will have an interest in a former firehouse building.  read more >>

"New downtown brew pub/restaurant on track for spring opening" 01/22/18 Wichita Business Journal

A remodel project to bring a new brew pub and restaurant to downtown Wichita is about half done.  read more >>

"Couture Ever After debuts tempting table themes for bridal event" 01/12/18 Wichita Eagle

Nicole Wolf officially opened her Couture Ever After storefront at 520 S. Commerce St. in December.  read more >>

"Garvey Center gets top branding with new sign" 01/18/18 Wichita Eagle

For the first time, the Garvey Center is getting a sign atop the largest building in its five-building complex.  read more >>

"Mobile Addiction to move headquarters to Old Town" 01/17/18 Wichita Eagle

Mobile Addiction, an authorized Boost Mobile dealer, is opening a new headquarters in Old Town next month.  read more >>

"City hopes developers have interest in old downtown firehouse building" 01/18/18 Wichita Business Journal

The city is hoping that developers will have an interest in a former firehouse building in an under-utilized area downtown.  read more >>

"Mud Haus showroom to open in former Sandbar Trading space in Old Town" 01/03/18 Wichita Eagle

There are showrooms for all kinds of things people may want to buy.  read more >>

"Martin Pringle Law Firm makes a move" 01/02/18 Wichita Business Journal

With its lease at the Ruffin Building ending, the leadership at the Martin Pringle Law Firm in Wichita was faced with an age-old question — should it stay or should it go?  read more >>

"626 Flower House to brighten downtown with flowers in the new year" 12/27/17 Wichita Eagle

A long-ago choice of where to live started Brooke Rinkenbaugh on a path.  read more >>

"Value Center replacement will bring a new kind of value downtown, owner says" 12/22/17 Wichita Eagle

The Value Center may be gone from downtown, but the future tenants for the space at the northwest corner of Douglas and St. Francis think their business is going to bring a lot of value, too. read more >>

"FNL Denim’s buzz was big but time was short" 12/20/17 Wichita Eagle

Not quite a year and a half after opening their first storefront, Frank Hopkins and Levi Fitzmier are closing their FNL Denim.   read more >>

"Council moves $23 million Spaghetti Works development project along" 12/19/17 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday moved forward plans for a $23 million mixed-use development.  read more >>

"New Old Town arcade business makes opening weekend waves" 12/18/16 Wichita Business Journal

There's a flurry of new businesses opening this month in Old Town.  read more >>

"Planet Hair has been on the ground floor downtown" 12/15/17 Wichita Business Journal

Besides normal pay and benefits what other types of rewards are used to recognize employees?  read more >>

"New $23 million downtown development has office, retail and residential" 12/15/17 Wichita Eagle

The long-vacant Spaghetti Works building downtown is the starting point for a new development.  read more >>

"Fluhr chosen for RSCK Citizen of the Year award" 12/14/17 Wichita Business Journal

One of the champions of the downtown Wichita revitalization cause has some new hardware.  read more >>

"After four buildings fall apart on them, couple picks an alternative restaurant space" 12/14/17 Wichita Eagle

Ramy and Melissa Salem vacated the first building they rented for their A Taste of Times Square restaurant.  read more >>

"Downtown Wichita’s latest restaurant serves noodles, from Italian to Asian" 12/12/17 Wichita Eagle

In the summer, she drew them in with rolled ice cream.  read more >>

"Multiple Century II committees cause confusion" 12/13/17 Wichita Business Journal

On Monday, I wrote a quick item on how the city plans to tackle the issue of what to do with the future of Century II. read more >>

Council moves EPC group's Delano development forward" 12/12/17 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday voted to move forward with a multi-million dollar mixed-use development in Delano.  read more >>

"10 Minutes With... Cassandra Bryan, CBD (Cassandra Bryan Design)" 12/07/17 Wichita Business Journal

Cassandra Bryan talks about her marketing and web design business and the millennial-focused workplace.  read more >>

"1950s window displays come to downtown Wichita again" 12/07/17 Wichita Eagle

When Lux developer Michael Ramsey asked designer Cindi Gentry to create some holiday window displays at the Candela event space in the building at First and Market, she took inspiration from her childhood.  read more >>

"Baseball as a catalyst to long-awaited Wichita riverfront development" 11/30/17 Wichita Business Journal

A much-anticipated new minor league baseball stadium could be the centerpiece for a lot more riverfront development.  read more >>

"Office relocations, improvements position engineering firm for growth" 11/30/17 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita-based firm has added a net of 30 new jobs over the past 18 months.  read more >>

"Couture comes to Commerce Street next month" 11/29/17 Wichita Eagle

Some people find a business and stick with it for life.  read more >>

"Retro arcade to open soon in Old Town" 11/27/17 Wichita Eagle

Before Christmas, Old Town will have a new, decidedly retro hangout.  read more >>

"Downtown taco business closes after three months" 11/14/17 Wichita Eagle

Three months after he opened his Douglas Street Tacos at Union Station, J.D. Young has already closed the business.  read more >>

"After District 6 victory, Claycomb eyes core, workforce development" 11/10/17 Wichita Business Journal

Since moving to Old Town in 2004, Cindy Claycomb says she's noticed a change in Wichita's downtown vibe.  read more >>

"Hayford Building to sell, get two new tenants" 11/14/17 Wichita Business Journal

The sale of the Hayford Building in downtown Wichita is set to close in early 2018.  read more >>

"Foot traffic will flow better at Intrust Arena" 11/13/17 Wichita Eagle

From now on, you may find it a little easier to get into and out of the Intrust Bank Arena.  read more >>

"You can help elect Douglas Ave. as one of America’s ‘great places’" 11-07-17 Wichita Eagle

Downtown Wichita is making a final push to have Douglas Avenue named one of America’s “great places”.  read more >>

"Officers are using Old Town cameras to pull over drivers" 11-03-17 Wichita Eagle

If you were in the Old Town area Thursday morning, you might have noticed an increase in Wichita police cars driving around.  read more >>

"New downtown coffee shop a haven for board game fans" 11-02-17 Wichita Eagle

A spacious new coffee shop that opened Thursday in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Soccer club, nonprofit arm being relocated to downtown building" 11-01-17 Wichita Business Journal

The site will house the organization’s operations staff, merchandising and ticket sales.  read more >>

"An indoor, winter version of Old Town Farmers’ market is opening" 11-01-17 Wichita Eagle

Farmers market season in Wichita ended earlier this month.  read more >>

"NCAA tournament tickets on sale beginning this weekend" 10/31/17 Wichita Business Journal

Tickets for next year's NCAA men's basketball tournament games in Wichita will be available to the public.  read more >>

"Wichita making good on downtown master plan" 10/26/17 Wichita Business Journal

Nearing the 10-year anniversary of the city's 20-year downtown master plan, the consensus seems to be that the city is making strides.  read more >>

"Jennifer McDonald readies her Jenny Dawn Cellars wines for the heart of Wichita" 10/26/17 Wichita Business Journal

Jennifer McDonald is in a busy season of life.  read more >>

"Demand for downtown living still appears strong, planners say" 10/26/17 Wichita Eagle

Demand for downtown Wichita living still appears strong, developers and planners say.  read more >>

"Union Station lands startup" 10/25/17 Wichita Business Journal

Jenny Dawn Cellars will begin production of its local wine labels next year.  read more >>

"Q-Line ridership numbers up" 10/25/17 Wichita Business Journal

The Q-Line service has seen its ridership numbers increase tenfold.  read more >>

"New Dockum sit-in design combines bronze and glass to create historic legacy" 10/22/17 Wichita Eagle

Wichita will pay tribute to the once-young students who led the nation’s first successful lunch counter sit-in.  read more >>

"Here’s how to plant pots that will live through the winter in Wichita" 10/21/17 Wichita Eagle

The bright splashes of colorful flowers and plants may be gone, but the planters along Wichita's Douglas Avenue have new greenery.  read more >>

"Construction begins on new Cargill headquarters" 10/18/17 Wichita Business Journal


Construction began this week on the new Cargill Protein headquarters in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Downtown positioned for growth, despite area's labor issues" 10/12/17 Wichita Business Jounal

As downtown Wichita continues to change, Jeff Fluhr likes what he's seen so far.  read more >>

"Second location of popular Wichita coffee shop is opening downtown" 10/10/17 Wichita Eagle

Downtown Wichita is about to get another Reverie Coffee Roasters.  read more >>

"Who's living downtown? Report offers a glimpse" 10/06/17 Wichita Business Journal

Apartment projects like River Vista and the Water Street Lofts scheduled for completion in the coming years.  read more >>

"New downtown movie venue is not a theater – it’s a shipping container" 10/06/17 Wichita Eagle

You could call it the official trailer for the Tallgrass Film Festival.  read more >>

"NAI Martens report: Market for office space continues to lag" 10/05/17 Wichita Business Journal

 NAI Martens indicated a continued lag on office properties.  read more >>

"Emerging leaders talk future of Century II, downtown safety" 10/05/17 Wichita Business Journal

Wynn Hukle, who works in sales for the Ambassador Hotel, was one of 11 WBJ Emerging Leaders to attend a roundtable discussion.  read more >>

"Guild Mortgage to open at Occidental Plaza" 10/04/17 Wichita Eagle

Guild Mortgage, a national mortgage company that started in San Diego in 1961, is opening its first Wichita office on Nov. 1.   read more >>

"New Wichita program hopes to connect city’s growing number of entrepreneurs" 10/04/17 Wichita Business Journal

Looking to give the city’s growing entrepreneurial base a greater opportunity to connect.  read more >>

"Wichita’s most luxurious double-wide" 10/03/17 Wichita Eagle

WaterWalk Place: the five-story downtown condo building is easily visible to anyone driving by downtown on Kellogg. read more >>

"Sullivan Higdon & Sink shows off redesigned space with Sheep Show" 09/28/17 Wichita Eagle

Old Town-based Sullivan Higdon & Sink is on the Final Friday circuit this week with a Sheep Show.  read more >>

"Former "Fat Tony's" space downtown sold" 09/28/17 Wichita Business Journal

The former "Fat Tony's" and Marple Theater building at 417 E. Douglas has been sold.  read more 

"Property across from Intrust Bank Arena to be redeveloped" 09/27/17 Wichita Eagle

For Bruce Rowley, part of the appeal of moving his RSM Marketing Services to Commerce Street across from Intrust Bank Arena two years ago was to be part of the redevelopmen.  read more >>

"Beloved downtown tree moves to new ‘Christmas wonderland’ in Old Town" 09/26/17 Wichita Eagle

We’re three months away, but Jason Van Sickle and the folks at the Old Town Association are already thinking Christmas.  read more >>

"Longtime River City brewer opening downtown brew pub of his own" 09/25/17 Wichita Eagle

He’s been the head brewery at River City Brewing Co. for 16 years.  read more >>

"New business DCS Services signs lease in Jaco building downtown" 09/21/17 Wichita Business Journal

 The firm launched earlier this month. 

"Century II: What to do with big blue?" 09/21/17 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita is missing out on millions of dollars of convention business annually because of inadequate facilities.  read more >>

"Century II design schemes" 09/21/17 Wichita Business Journal

Addressing the limitations of Century II is a high priority for city leaders.  read more >>

"Mega block party will shut down four miles of Douglas this weekend" 09/20/17 Wichita Eagle

You won’t be able to drive on four miles of Douglas in downtown Wichita on Sunday afternoon.  read more >>

"Making do at Century II" 09/20/17 Wichita Business Journal

Walk through the halls of Century II and you’ll various instances of adaptive uses throughout the building.  read more >>

"Downtown underpasses just got a bit more interesting" 09-18-17 Wichita Eagle

A series of murals under Old Town railroad bridges has begun to take shape.  read more >>

"Credit union buys downtown office building" 09/18/17 Wichita Business Journal

Meritrust Credit Union has closed on its purchase of the Cargill Protein building in downtown Wichita. read more >>

"Texas wealth management firm expands to Wichita" 09/14/17 Wichita Business Journal

Andy Merchant is managing director of the organization's local operations. read more >>

"City manager's Century II recommendation draws mixed reactions" 09/13/17 Wichita Business Journal

The fate of Century II is uncertain. 

"Hexcode Designs moves to Center Point building downtown" 09/12/17 Wichita Eagle

Hexcode Designs owners Chrissy Robben and Marisa VanSkiver have gone from not liking each other to starting a business together.  read more >>

"City manager: Keep Century II and modernize, expand it" 09/12/17 Wichita Eagle

Wichita’s city manager recommended Tuesday that the City Council keep the blue dome building.  read more >>

"Hopes for keeping Wichita's Gander Mountain fading fast" 09/11/17 Hopes for keeping Wichita's Gander Mountain fading fast 09/11/17 Wichita Business Journal

WaterWalk developer Jack DeBoer appears ready to move on from attempts to keep the Gander Mountain site. read more >>

"Get a front-row seat for Century II’s future" 09/11/17 Wichita Eagle

City Hall will raise the curtain Tuesday on recommendations for what to do with Century II.  read more >>

"Wichita developer begins another downtown apartment project" 09/08/17 Wichita Business Journal

The complex will have 105 one- and two-bedroom apartments.  read more >>

"Cargill solidifies construction timetable for $60M headquarters"  09/06/17 Wichita Business Journal

The coming weeks will be spent readying the former Wichita Eagle site for construction.  read more >>

"University completes Old Town reorganization" 08/31/17 Wichita Business Journal

The formation of WSU Old Town is complete. read more >>

"New taco vendor is now open in downtown Wichita" 08/30/17 Wichita Eagle

He got the keys to his new downtown taco shop, and 11 days later, J.D. Young had it open.  read more >>

"King of Freight ‘on a massive hiring spree" 08/29/17 Wichita Eagle

King of Freight is expanding again, and in a big way.  read more >>

"Rusty railroad tracks transformed into high-tech sculpture downtown" 08/25/17 Wichita Eagle

The telltale rumble of trains rolling down the tracks is a familiar sound in the Commerce Street Art District.  read more >>

"New tenant secured for WaterWalk Place downtown" 08/23/17 Wichita Business Journal

The building has 11 commercial tenants overall. 

"Doo-Dah Diner owners plan major remodel, upgrade at five-year mark" 08/22/17 Wichita Eagle

Doo-Dah Diner, one of Wichita’s favorite breakfast and lunch places, is in line to get a major upgrade.  read more >>

"Wichita to build new biking, walking path along Arkansas River" 08/21/17 Wichita Eagle

A well-worn dirt trail along the east bank of the Arkansas River will soon be replaced.  read more >>

"Delano Investment purchases Farm Credit Bank building" 08/17/17 Wichita Eagle

Delano Investment LLC, whose partners are Birds Eye Holdings LLC and Murfin Inc., has purchased the Farm Credit Bank Building.  read more >>

"Railroad Underpass In Downtown Wichita To Get A New Look" 08/16/17 KMUW

The City of Wichita is moving forward with its plans to upgrade the Douglas Avenue railroad underpass.  read more >>

"TIF District to pay for Naftzger Park renovations" 08/15/17 KSN.com

A plan to tear down a Wichita park and start fresh took another step forward Tuesday.  read more >>

"Street tacos on Douglas Street: Another new downtown restaurant coming" 08/08/17 Wichita Eagle

He’s already a big hit in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Century II solutions: how a city with similar problems fixed theirs" 08/06/17 Wichita Eagle

Wichita isn’t the only city that has struggled with problems stemming from a big, round, aging building.  read more >>

"If Wichita dreamed big, what would downtown along the river look like?" 08/03/18 Wichita Eagle

It’s home to the Keeper of the Plains, Exploration Place, parks, paths and – finally – new residential development.  read more >>

"Trying to please everyone with Naftzger Park" 07/28/17 Wichita Eagle

About 175 yellow sticky notes rested on a smartboard.  read more >>

"Contractor moving headquarters to downtown Wichita" 07/28/17 Wichita Business Journal

A building sale is expected to close in the next month. read more >>

"Wieners, burgers and beer: Popular ICT Oktoberfest moving, expanding" 07/25/17

Last year’s inaugural ICT Bloktoberfest party was a little too popular, and the results were claustrophobic.  read more >>

"Wichita approves about $20 million in incentives for Cargill Protein headquarters" 07/18/17 Wichita Eagle

Wichita City Council members approved and hailed an agreement to provide about $20 million in subsidies.  read more >>

"Wichita takes $29.5 million step toward new stadium for sports, concerts" 07/18/17 Wichita Eagle

Moving to renovate or replace Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and spruce up the Delano business district.  read more >>

"Take Century II and put in a parking garage? Just one idea" 07/20/17 Wichita Eagle

Bill Warren – movie theater builder and vocal protector of Century II – says high-ranking city officials have told him that one option is to turn the interior of the iconic building into a parking garage.  read more >>

"Virginia-based company to bring several hundred jobs to Wichita, CEO says" 07/20/17 Wichita Eagle

Several hundred new jobs are coming to Wichita, the CEO for a Virginia-based company said Thursday.  read more >>

"Downtown Wichita lacked a beach. So they made one" 07/10/17 Wichita Eagle

Ever heard people bemoan the fact that Wichita doesn’t have exciting things like mountains or beaches?  read more >>

"Investor has former Henry’s building under contract" 07/05/17 Wichita Eagle

Just as Sudha Tokala has closed on her purchase of the former Finney State Office Building, she’s got another downtown property under contract.  read more >>

"Market Centre apartment conversion to begin this fall" 06/30/17 Wichita Eagle

It may not look like much has happened in the two years since a Virginia partnership announced it was converting the Market Centre to apartments.  read more >>


"Downtown YMCA’s cafe has a new tenant, and it’s open to the public" 06/30/17 Wichita Eagle

The cafe inside the Downtown YMCA is back in business.  read more >>

"Phil Hermanson still plans grocery store in downtown Wichita" 06/29/17 Wichita Eagle

He didn’t get it open by Riverfest, as he had hoped, but former state Rep. Phil Hermanson says he’s still planning to open a grocery store.  read more >>

"People invited to Wichita’s poopiest underpass for art show" 06/28/17 Wichita Eagle

Most downtown dwellers and workers in Wichita are keenly aware of the city’s Douglas underpass.  read more >>

"Taco Fest organizers taking lessons from chaotic event into next year" 06/26/17 Wichita Eagle

When he first came up with the idea for the Wichita Taco Fest, Nnanna Okpara envisioned a little community event.  read more >>

"White & Claassen accounting firm moving to new downtown space" 06/23/17 Wichita Eagle

White & Claassen, an accounting firm, is moving from the Sunflower Bank building at 201 N. Main.  read more >>

"Should city shoo homeless from downtown Wichita park?" 06/23/17 Wichita Eagle

In May, Wichita proposed spending $1.5 million to renovate Naftzger Memorial Park. read more >>

"Automobilia Moonlight Car Show & Street Party has new owner" 06/23/17 Wichita Eagle

Classic car collectors are known for buying more vehicles, not selling the ones they have.  read more >>

"Events and Design by Ashley moving to Old Town" 06/22/17 Wichita Eagle

A day before her company’s sixth anniversary, Ashley Moore is moving.  read more >>

"Bummer, no more crowd-surfing in downtown Wichita alley" 06/20/17 Wichita Eagle

It was a short but sweet run at Gallery Alley.  read more >>

"Bringing life to the Arkansas River" 06/16/17 Wichita Business Journal

Wichita has not had affiliated minor league baseball since 2007.  read more >>

"Downtown office building up for another round of renovations" 06/15/17 Wichita Business Journal

A downtown building is up for another round of renovations.  read more >>

"A rebuild of local Gander Mountain?" 06/15/17 Wichita Business Journal

The Gander Mountain store in Wichita could not only be safe from a rash of closings but also might be up for a complete rebuild.  read more >>

"Handpicked Los Angeles to move to new downtown space" 06/13/17 Wichita Eagle

Two years after opening Handpicked Los Angeles in Old Town, Lauren Mercado is briefly closing her store in preparation to move to new downtown space.  read more >>

"Riverfest slowly turning critics to fans with killer concert lineups" 06/13/17 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Riverfest is known for its fireworks, its fried food, its bouncy kiddie fun.  read more >>

"Mort’s parking lot party to have a sports twist this year" 06/12/17 Wichita Eagle

There’s no emergency this year, but Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar is once again having a parking lot party.  read more >> 

"Officials test the tracks Friday on Amtrak train" 06/09/17 Wichita Eagle

Passenger rail service in Wichita hasn’t existed since 1979.  read more >>

"2017 Best In Business Finalist: High Touch Technologies" 06/09/17 Wichita Business Journal

In the ever-changing world of technology, High Touch Technologies works to put its customers on the leading edge.  read more >>

"Say farewell to the festival with fireworks, food and fun" 06/08/17 Wichita Eagle

Hold on a minute. Didn’t the Wichita Riverfest just start?  read more >>

"Wichita officials get to ride the rails in sneak peek at passenger travel" 06/07/17 Wichita Eagle

In order to realize a dream, it helps if people can see what it looks like.  read more >>

"Architects see 50-year-old Wichita library as brutally honest" 05/30/17 Wichita Eagle

Eric Wittman is a 36-year-old architect in Portland, Maine, but his architectural heart is still drawn to Wichita’s main library.  read more >>

"City finds buyer for abandoned state office building" 05/31/17 Wichita Eagle

The city of Wichita has agreed to sell the abandoned Finney State Office Building.  read more >>

"Gallery Alley adding energy to Wichita’s cultural scene" 05/29/17 Wichita Eagle

The story of Gallery Alley’s opening weekend is the story of a changing city.  read more >>

"Finally, Wichita is getting a restaurant on the river" 05/22/17 Wichita Eagle

The new owners of Wichita’s Hyatt Regency have some big changes planned.  read more >>


"The hottest real estate spot in Wichita? Downtown on Douglas" 05/20/17 Wichita Eagle

In 1996, Wichita Eagle columnist Bob Getz strolled along Douglas downtown for a column he was writing about a city beautification project.  read more >>


"Meritrust moving into Cargill building in 2019" 05/18/17 Wichita Business Journal

Meritrust Credit Union on Thursday announced that it has reached an agreement to buy the current headquarters building of Cargill.  read more >> 

"Wichitan named Emerging City Champion, plans new project" 05/16/17 Wichita Eagle

Alex Pemberton, the man behind several recent projects intended to make Wichita “more livable and lovable,” has been named an Emerging City Champion by the Knight Foundation.  read more >>

"March Madness spurs park improvement plan that may include artificial turf" 05/16/17 Wichita Eagle

Wichita wants to spiff up Naftzger Park in downtown.  read more >>

"Two new places to dine outdoors near downtown Wichita" 05/15/17 Wichita Eagle

Wichita is in that sweet spot of spring when patio dining is still ideal.  read more >>

"New dance studio and dance rental space opens downtown" 05/15/17 Wichita Eagle

What started as a student-teacher relationship a decade ago now has turned into a business partnership.  read more >>

"Volunteers plant flowers along Douglas to make a prettier Wichita" 05/13/17 Wichita Eagle

Cindy Carnahan has learned much about flowers from prodigious digging in her own backyard.  read more >>

"A new neighbor for the WBJ" 05/12/17 Wichita Business Journal

The Wichita Business Journal appears to have a new neighbor.  read more >>

"What should potentially replace Gander Mountain at WaterWalk?" 05/10/17 Wichita Eagle

Hey, Wichita, Jack DeBoer could use your help.  read more >>

"County OKs tax district for baseball stadium, riverfront development" 05/10/17 Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County commissioners approved a special taxing district to pay for improvements on downtown Wichita’s riverfront.  read more >>

"Public-private partnership may be option for Century II work" 05/09/17 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita City Council is considering taking an early step toward using a public-private partnership to replace or substantially renovate the Century II Convention and Performing Arts Center.  read more >>

"Millions in projects to be done in time for March Madness" 05/06/17 Wichita Eagle

Wichita is expecting a lot of out-of-town company 10 months from now.  read more >>

"‘Surgical demolition’ of former Eagle building intensifies" 05/04/17 Wichita Business Journal

The 800 block of East Douglas is about to get more crowded as demolition crews and heavy equipment converge on former home of the Wichita Eagle.  read more >>

"Rebecca’s divine dress welcomes The Wichita Eagle" 05/04/17 Wichita Eagle

There have been all kinds of welcomes for The Wichita Eagle at its new Old Town Square home this week.  read more >>

"An art gallery in an alley? It’s coming to downtown Wichita" 04/25/17 Wichita Eagle


A new art gallery is coming to downtown Wichita, and it has only two walls.  read more >>

"Paul McCartney to play in Wichita" 04/25/17 Wichita Eagle


Former Beatle Paul McCartney is coming to Wichita.  read more >>

"City council approves Cargill IRBs" 04/18/17 Wichita Business Journal


The Wichita City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a letter of intent for the issuance of up to $60 million in industrial revenue bonds.  read more >>

"Arena improvements have begun" 04/18/17 Wichita Business Journal


A project to renovate and expand the north entrance of Intrust Bank Arena is underway.  read more >>

"Union Station restaurant closing to retool, complete addition" 04/12/17 Wichita Eagle


It’s been almost a year since Mumbai Rail Indian Bistro opened in the newly renovated Union Station project in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"She’s leading Douglas beautification project but has bigger plans" 04/10/17 Wichita Eagle


What do you get when you cross a gardener with the best Rolodex in the city?  read more >>

"Has Commerce Street become too cool for its own good?" 04/08/17 Wichita Eagle

It was a brisk night at a recent Final Friday gallery crawl, the air filled with myriad smells from an assortment of food trucks.  read more >>

"Technology company buys Central Business District property" 04/03/17 Wichita Business Journal


Choose Networks Inc. is moving to a larger building for the second time in five years.  read more >>

"Season of change for local farmers markets, which open Saturday" 03/30/17 Wichita Eagle


The Old Town Farmers Market will return for the season on Saturday.  read more >>

"Ruffin: Big changes coming for Wichita's signature downtown hotel" 03/29/17 Wichita Business Journal

Chris Ruffin has a plan to make the family's latest asset, the downtown Hyatt Regency, into a Wichita destination.  read more >>

"Former state lawmaker plans to open downtown grocery" 03-29-17 Wichita Eagle


If everything comes together in time, former state Rep. Phil Hermanson says, he’ll open a downtown grocery store in time for the Wichita River Festival.  read more >>

"Artwork removed from Eagle building" 03/28/17 Wichita Eagle

Four pieces of Eagle history were removed Tuesday from The Wichita Eagle building.  read more >>

"City sets hearing for river STAR bond plan" 03/21/17 Wichita Business Journal


The Wichita City Council on Tuesday set a public hearing for consideration of the Arkansas River STAR bond project plan.  read more >>

"Downtown’s Kaufman Building has new owners" 03/21/17 Wichita Eagle


Banker Clark Bastian and his wife, Sharon, have purchased the Kaufman Building at 212 S. Market.  read more >>

"City of Wichita installs spinning globe of fun in downtown park" 03/17/17 Wichita Eagle


All of a sudden, it just popped up – right there in the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park.  read more >>

"Business expansions push downtown buildings to capacity" 03/10/17 Wichita Business Journal


The new downtown office space for King of Freight is expected to be ready next month.  read more >>

"SHS modifies leadership structure" 03/09/17 Wichita Business Journal



Wichita’s largest advertising agency is making changes to its leadership team.  read more >>

"Owner plans to return Old Town sports bar to its former splendor" 03/03/17 Wichita Eagle

It’s been almost a year and a half since the Gates family sold Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, one of the city’s longest-running Old Town hotspots.  read more >>

"Wichita expands downtown projects list as NCAA Tournament prep intensifies" 03/03/17 Wichita Business Journal


The city of Wichita has a vested interest in ensuring the city is successful as a host site for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  read more >>

"New tenant for 125 N. Market" 02/28/17 Wichita Business Journal


Keene Insight Financial Strategies now has a downtown Wichita address.  read more >>

"Fate of Century II still undecided" 02/24/17 Wichita Eagle


The future of one of Wichita’s most beloved – yet slowly aging – buildings is still in flux.  read more >>

"Arkansas River is connecting theme in much of Wichita development" 02/24/17 Wichita Eagle


The pace of changes and improvements in downtown Wichita is staggering, even to Jeff Fluhr.  read more >>

"Method Productions moves, expands in Old Town" 02/16/17 Wichita Eagle


The partners at Method Productions are expanding and formalizing a few things they offer.  read more >>

"Uniquities to expand in Old Town" 02/16/17 Wichita Eagle


In the little more than a year since Uniquities opened in Old Town, the shop has grown so much in popularity.  read more >>

"Event Elements to move downtown, add Brick & Mortar, Wichita’s Event Venue" 02/13/17 Wichita Eagle

When Event Elements, Wichita Event Rentals owners Brandy and Jesse Zogleman first considered buying the longtime Cowie Electric building downtown, they wanted it to be an office for their business along with a warehouse and showroom for the party items they rent and sell.  read more >>

"New occupational therapy practice opens downtown" 02/07/17 Wichita Eagle

Thirty years after becoming an occupational therapist, Melissa Smith has decided to go into business for herself.  read more >>

"Van Gogh murals, ‘giant speed bumps’ coming to Old Town" 02/07/17 Wichita Eagle


Van Gogh murals and “giant speed bumps” will highlight a $3.5 million plan to make Old Town prettier and safer.  read more >>

"Landmark ramping up marketing of commercial space at The Douglas" 02/06/17 Wichita Business Journal


The opening of The Douglas apartment complex brings with it new opportunities for ground-floor commercial leasing.  read more >>

"PEC beginning large renovation of field services campus" 02/03/17 Wichita Business Journal


Wichita’s largest engineering firm is adding another project to its growing list of facilities improvements.  read more >>

"Contractor selected for WSU Old Town project" 01/30/17 Wichita Business Journal


Add another to the growing list of downtown Wichita projects for Key Construction Inc.  read more >>

"Cargill tabs two firms to build downtown HQ" 01/27/17 Wichita Business Journal


Builders from Minneapolis and Wichita have been selected to team up on the build of Cargill Protein's new $60 million headquarters.  read more >>

"New downtown Wichita construction is according to plan" 01/27/17 Wichita Business Journal


Wichita’s new downtown will have its own look — open, functional, economical, practical.  read more >>

"Second phase of downtown apartment complex opening ahead of schedule" 01/20/17 Wichita Business Journal


Another 174 apartment units are about to be added to downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Mead’s Corner refocusing on Wichita’s music scene" 01/19/17 Wichita Eagle


Mead’s Corner is looking to recapture the energy it had when it opened in October 2008.  read more >>

"Construction underway on downtown hotel" 01/18/17 Wichita Business Journal


Construction has started on a $14 million project to convert the former Commerce Plaza building to a Hilton Garden Inn hotel.  read more >>

"Confluence Community Center to open in Commerce Arts District" 01/16/17 Wichita Eagle


The orange couch has found a new home.  read more >>

"Customers worry that favorite diner will be torn down with The Eagle" 01/10/17 Wichita Eagle


By now, most people know that The Wichita Eagle building is not long for this world.  read more >>

"WSU Old Town expansion moves forward" 01/06/17 Wichita Business Journal


With Airbus Americas Engineering no longer a tenant, plans for WSU Old Town are moving ahead.  read more >>

"‘Sexy city cowgirl’ arrives at Eaton Place" 01/05/17 Wichita Eagle


Urban Interiors by Farmhouse 5 is now open in 2,300 square feet at Eaton Place.  read more >>

"SHS remodeling Old Town office" 01/05/17 Wichita Business Journal


Advertising agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink has re-upped its commitment to Old Town with a 10-year renewal of its lease at 255 N. Mead.  read more >>

"Wichita Eagle signs deal for new downtown headquarters" 1/3/17 Wichita Eagle


The Wichita Eagle on Tuesday inked a deal for new headquarters in Old Town Square.  read more >>

"City puts $14 million from Hyatt sale to streets and transit" 12/20/16 Wichita Eagle

With $20 million on hand from the sale of the Hyatt Regency Wichita hotel, the City Council voted Tuesday to put $10 million into fixing neighborhood streets and $4 million into public transit.  read more >>

"Events and conventions drove nearly $50 million Wichita economic impact in 2016" 12/19/16 Wichita Business Journal


Events, meetings and conventions were big business for Wichita in 2016, driving what the city says was a $48.4 million local economic impact during the year.  read more >>

"County to bid arena improvements in early 2017" 12/19/16 Wichita Business Journal


A project to renovate and expand the north entrance of Intrust Bank Arena is expected to be sent out for contractor bids early next year.  read more >>

"520Commerce lofts open in Commerce Arts District" 12/16/16 Wichita Eagle


The new 520Commerce lofts have opened in the Commerce Arts District, and the first seven of 24 units have been leased.  read more >>

"Popular Old Town bar to close later this month" 12/12/16 Wichita Eagle


With what he says is a great deal of ambivalence, Melad Stephan is going to close his Oeno Wine Bar.  read more >>

"Winning in Wichita" 12/02/16 Wichita Business Journal


Cargill Inc.’s decision to keep its protein group business in Wichita was one of the biggest economic development wins in recent memory for the Air Capital.  read more >>

"Cargill unveils plans for $60 million headquarters" 12/01/16 Wichita Business Journal


Cargill and city of Wichita officials rolled out plans Thursday morning for a $60 million protein headquarters at 825 E. Douglas.  read more >>

"Wichita and the mid-tier opportunity market" 12/01/16 Wichita Business Journal


Wichita got a first look at a big new addition to downtown.  read more >>


"Emerson Biggin’s east, new downtown brewery all in the works" 11/28/16 Wichita Eagle

Erica Lopez-Davis and her father/business partner Luis Lopez have so many restaurant deals working at the moment, they can barely keep them all straight.  read more >>

"A conversation with Andrew Nave of Greater Wichita Partnership" 11/17/16 Wichita Eagle


Andrew Nave’s father used to joke that his son’s career revolved around trash.  read more >>

"Cargill has potential buyer for downtown headquarters" 11/17/16 Wichita Eagle


As Cargill proceeds with plans to move out of its downtown headquarters, another company is making plans to move in.  read more >>

"Partnership shows progress in its first year" 11/16/16 Wichita Eagle


The Greater Wichita Partnership celebrated its one-year anniversary last week.  read more >>

"Wichita woman plans to open downtown winery" 11/16/16 Wichita Eagle


If all goes as planned in Jennifer McDonald’s incredibly detailed business plan, downtown Wichita will have a winery by 2018.  read more >>

"‘Sexy city cowgirl’ furniture, home decor coming to Eaton Place" 10/24/16 Wichita Eagle


Wichita fans of Anthony’s Farmhouse 5 who aren’t fans of the hour it takes to get there will be happy with Cheris Coggins’ news.  read more >>

"The Eagle is here to stay in Wichita" 10/21/16 Wichita Eagle


I was on the sidewalk in front of our office on East Douglas a few weeks ago when a woman told me this about The Wichita Eagle: “Oh, I didn’t think you were here anymore.”  read more >>

"Work close to starting at Henry’s, but is it for The Eagle?" 10/21/16 Wichita Eagle

There’s new construction fencing around the former Henry’s department store building.  read more >>

"Cargill: Setting architectural standards" 10/21/16 Wichita Business Journal


Cargill Protein Solutions’ new building at 825 E. Douglas promises to be an icon.  read more >>

"e2e Accelerator receives key IRS designation" 10/20/16 Wichita Business Journal


The Internal Revenue Service has approved the e2e Accelerator Inc. a nonprofit organization.  read more >>

"It’s a tenants market for Wichita office space" 10/20/16 Wichita Business Journal


From Cargill moving to a new headquarters building in Old Town, to Hinkle Law Firm moving from the Epic Center to its new building at the Waterfront, a glut of new office space will be coming online in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Intrust Bank enters next phase of downtown headquarters renovation" 10/18/16 Wichita Business Journal


Intrust Bank has been a long-time fixture in downtown Wichita. And bank leaders want to ensure the organization remains a key piece of the city center for years to come.  read more >>

"CML Collective opens in e2e incubator space" 10/17/16 Wichita Business Journal


The incubator portion of the e2e Accelerator has its second tenant.  read more >>

"Public can weigh in on competing Delano projects Wednesday"  10/18/16 Wichita Eagle

The four developers bidding to develop a key site in Delano are down to two, and the public can weigh in on which they prefer.  read more >>

"Wichita helping turn ‘eyesore’ parking garage into terrace apartments" 10/18/16 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita City Council took action Tuesday to help convert a dilapidated parking garage.  read more >>

"10 Minutes With... Andrew Nave, Greater Wichita Partnership" 10/12/16 Wichita Business Journal


Andrew Nave has been in the economic development game in Kansas for more than a decade.  read more >>

"New guy seeks to change the impression of out-of-town developers" 10/12/16 Wichita Eagle



One of the first things newly arrived downtown developer Glenn Ferguson wants everyone to know: He’s not one of the “Minnesota Guys.”  read more >>

"Downtown apartment complex to be expanded again" 10/11/16 Wichita Business Journal


The Flats 324 apartment complex is ready for another expansion.  read more >>

"Cargill to sell existing main street headquarters" 10/07/16 Wichita Business Journal


Cargill occupies about 146,000 square feet of space at 151 N. Main.  read more >>

"Cargill: Turning Douglas into the fulcrum of downtown" 10/07/16 Wichita Business Journal


On the surface, the big news came in May, when Cargill announced it would turn down lucrative financial incentives from other communities to keep its 800 jobs in Wichita.  read more >>

"Market Centre contents to be auctioned this week" 10/04/16 Wichita Eagle


Auctioneer Bud Palmer has auctioned the contents of the Market Centre so many times, he doesn’t remember the exact number.  read more >>

"Longwell on Cargill: 'We're not done yet'" 09/30/16 Wichita Business Journal


Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell was all smiles Friday afternoon.  read more >>

"First phase of The Douglas apartments opens Saturday" 09/30/16 Wichita Business Journal


Sixty-six new apartments are being added to the downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"Cargill selects site for new Wichita headquarters" 09/30/16 Wichita Eagle


After a much-discussed selection process, Cargill has chosen the Wichita Eagle site at 825 E. Douglas for its future Wichita headquarters.  read more >>

"Burger eaters’ delight: Beef and beer star in two weekend fundraisers" 09/29/16 Wichita Eagle


It’s a good weekend to be a burger eater in Wichita.  read more >>

"Flip’N Toss to begin manufacturing and open first store" 09/23/16 Wichita Eagle


Jarrod Nolan isn’t just playing games. 

"Lots to do Friday on Douglas, including at The Eagle" 09/23/16 Wichita Eagle


Wichita will join cities around the world Friday in an annual event called PARK(ing) Day.  read more >>

"Wichita garage among Kansas properties to be added to National Register" 09/21/16 Wichita Eagle


An Ellis County dairy farm, a mid-century Wichita parking garage and a segment of the Santa Fe Trail are among eight historic properties nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.  read more >>

"Greater Wichita Partnership hires VP of economic development" 09/21/16 Wichita Business Journal


The Greater Wichita Partnership has hired Andrew Nave as its executive vice president of economic development.  read more >>

"Ruffin sees Hyatt purchase as an investment in downtown Wichita" 09/21/16 Wichita Business Journal

Phil Ruffin is keeping the Hyatt Regency brand in Wichita.  read more >>

"New Old Town venue officially opens this weekend" 09/21/16 Wichita Eagle


There have been a few preliminary events in the new Distillery 244 Old Town.  read more >>

"Get outside for lunch downtown and catch a free concert" 09/07/16 Wichita Eagle


Starting with a performance by Gooding today, the free lunchtime Carnegie Concert Series in downtown’s Heritage Square returns for a second season. read more >>

"City sets sights on future with Hyatt sale looming" 09/07/16 Wichita Business Journal


Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell is about to fulfill one of his top priorities.  read more >>

"City authorizes improvement district for downtown Hilton Garden Inn" 09/06/16 Wichita Business Journal


The Wichita City Council has given the go-ahead to create a community improvement district.  read more >>

"Construction on River Vista apartments starting with site work done" 09/02/16 Wichita Business Journal


The long-awaited project to construct the River Vista apartments on the west bank of the Arkansas River will soon be vertical.  read more >>

"Work under way on another Burk Old Town project" 09/02/16 Wichita Business Journal


Work has started on another one of Dave Burk’s Old Town building conversions.  read more >>

"River City iRepair to open downtown" 08/31/16 Wichita Eagle


The impetus for 23-year-old TJ James’ new River City iRepair first came when he was a child, but it wasn’t because he longed to be an entrepreneur.  read more >>

"New managers harvesting fresh ideas for Old Town Farmers Market" 08/31/16 Wichita Eagle

The Old Town Farmers Market is getting new managers, who say they hope to give it a younger vibe and fill it with more farmers.  read more >>

"Report: Nearly $120 million spent on downtown Wichita renovation last year" 08/30/16 Wichita Eagle


Downtown redevelopment had an especially good year in 2015, according to a new State of Downtown Report from the Wichita Downtown Development Corp.  read more >>

"Ten Minutes With... Jason Gregory, Wichita Downtown Development Corp." 08/25/16 Wichita Business Journal


Jason Gregory, executive vice president of the Wichita Downtown Development Corp., says there is plenty to be excited about in the city’s core.  read more >>

"WAMPO relocating to former IRS building" 08/25/16 Wichita Business Journal


The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will move to a new location next month.  read more >>

"Commissioners weigh $2 million request from Intrust Bank Arena" 08/24/16 Wichita Eagle


Sedgwick County commissioners weighed in with mixed opinions Wednesday on Intrust Bank Arena’s $2 million request to upgrade its northern entrance.  read more >>

"New proposals to make Old Town safer, cut excess police calls" 08/23/16 Wichita Eagle


Wichita police and the city attorney’s office are proposing new rules to expand an ongoing crime crackdown in Old Town.  read more >>

"Telemedicine company selects 125 N. Market for headquarters" 08/22/16 Wichita Business Journal


Vigilias Telehealth is establishing its corporate headquarters in the 125 N. Market office building downtown.  read more >>

"Intrust Bank Arena wants $2 million for ‘fairly significant change’" 08/22/16 Wichita Eagle


Intrust Bank Arena’s entrance closest to Old Town could get an upgrade before the arena hosts March Madness in 2018.  read more >>

"Wells Fargo Advisors considering selling building" 08/16/16 Wichita Eagle


Wells Fargo Advisors is considering selling its building at 300 S. Main.  read more >>


"Wichita may have new hotel for March Madness" 08/16/16 Wichita Eagle

Developers are seeking the city of Wichita’s help to convert the Commerce Plaza building downtown into a Hilton hotel.  read more >>

"New downtown Wichita brewery will open in about a week" 08/11/16 Wichita Eagle


Another local brewery is about a week away from opening its doors, and this one is in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"High Touch Technologies buys Sterling Building" 08/08/16 Wichita Eagle


High Touch Technologies is buying the neighboring Sterling Building from attorney George Bruce.  read more >>

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