12 - December 2018

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A new brewery is opening this month in downtown Wichita. Pour House is opening at the Rock Island Depot at Union Station in the former Mumbia Rail space. The busi- ness is going to be run by Darrin Hackney , known to some as one of the people who helped open Mort’s Cigar Bar . The brewery has 5,000 square feet of space. To begin the food menu will focus on appetizers, sal- ads and sandwiches and will expand in the future. The large patio at the bar will open around St. Patrick’s Day.

Work on the Goddard aquatic complex is fi- nally underway. The development has had a number of setbacks, but construction of the $50 million complex started early last month. The project includes a competitive natatori- um, an indoor water park, a four-story ho- tel and baseball fields. The complex will all be connected, with a glass wall separating the natatorium and the water park. Develop- er Rodney Steven II is working with former Great Wolf Lodge partners Bruce Neviaser and Craig Stark on the hotel part. The proj- ect is expected to be complete in late 2019.

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The site of the former Mead’s Coffee could become a four-story mix-use development. TGC Development Group is petitioning the city for a community improvement dis- trict and plans to demolish the coffeeshop for make way for a building with three levels of office space and ground floor retail and restaurant space. The city council set a pub- lic hearing for the beginning of December to discuss the possible redevelopment. TCG is reportedly looking to purchase additional land that would be in the CID as well, if ap- proved. The city will also look at the cost of making Emporia a two-way street.

The former Joyland property sold at auc- tion last month. Two parcels of land were auctioned off, one 42 acres and the oth- er 15 acres. The parcels sold together for $198,000 to an anonymous buyer. Joyland Amusement Park closed in 2006 after de- cades of business at the site near I-135 and Hillside . The Nelson family owned the park’s land since the 1970s.

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Occidental Management is taking on anoth- er renovation project in the Old Town area. The company plans to convert the icehouse building at 155 and 165 S. Rock Island into a Class A office building. The nearly 120-year- old building is 27,000 square feet and Occi- dental will ad another 12,000 to the east side of the building. Construction will start in the spring and be ready for tenants before the end of the year. Balconies and a rooftop pa- tio will be added. The building will be called “ The Icehouse .”

HomeGrown is coming to Bradley Fair in March. The daytime eatery announced in September that it will open a location in the new Spaghetti Works Distrcit , but since that project will not be finished until early 2020, the east-side location will be the sec- ond. The restaurant will open in the former Backwoods space east of Barnes & Noble . HomeGrown opened at 2835 N. Maize Rd . near 29th Street in May 2017. The concept is owned by Sansnak Management , who also owns Carlos O’Kelly’s .

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The renovations at the Farm Credit Bank Building are completed. The office building at 245 N. Waco now includes a co-working space, a fitness center and a new café called Roxie’s on the River . The building sold last year and the new owners have put more than $2 million of improvements into the complex. Patrick Ahern of NAI Martens is the leasing agent for the building.

Revolutsia , Wichita’s first shipping contain- er mall, had its grand opening on Black Fri- day. Tenants include salons, boutiques, an ice cream shop and a restaurant. Prost , the German restaurant, received so much busi- ness on its opening day that it ran out of food. The open-air mall is located at Central and Volutsia .

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