"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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