May 2018 SmartBrief

May 2018

SM RT brief

The Palace West is no more. The theatre, which opened in 1989 and played second-run movies, was known as the Warren Palace 8 since Regal Entertainment Group purchased Warren Theatres last May. The business was closed and building soon demolished in early April. Cracker Barrel just confirmed, after months of rumors, that it will build a new location on the former site at 619 S. Ridge, the restaurant’s first in the Wichita city limits. The developments around Ridge and Taft have been growing in recent years. Plans were announced for a new concert and event center in downtown Wichita. Wave will be and indoor-outdoor venue at the northeast corner of Second and St. Francis . Along with the event center will be a beer garden and food truck area. Wave will have the capacity for 3,300 people outdoors and 500 indoors. The design will have an industrial feel, featuring metal, concrete, wood and shipping containers. Adam Hartke , one of the partners in the development, says the 3,300-capacity venue will be a unique size in the market and hopes it will attract a list of acts to Wichita. A piece of local history is for sale in downtown Wichita. The Scottish Rite Center at 332 E. 1st St. N. is on the market for the first time in more than 100 years. The iconic stone building was constructed in 1890 for the YMCA and sold to the Wichita Scottish Rite in 1897. The building includes a 700-seat auditorium and a 450-person dining area. The 75,903-square- foot structure also includes a 3,000-square-foot commercial kitchen. NAI Martens’ Steve Martens and Glenn Cox are the brokers for the property.

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