Daily Archives: April 2, 2009

Hangar One Steakhouse ready for takeoff

hangar_one_steakhouseAfter a long wait, Greg and Beci Hiser’s Hangar One Steakhouse opens Friday night.

You wouldn’t need to know the name of the restaurant to know you were somewhere with an aviation theme.

From the outside of the building, you can see the nose of a plane protruding. (Kids are especially sure to love it since they can go inside.)

When you enter and give your name to the hostess, you’ll see your name, destination and gate number appear on a flat screen TV. You’ll even get a boarding pass to your seat, where large-scale model planes fly overhead and aviation terms dot the menu.

If you go, be sure and stop off in the Control Tower bar on the third floor. There are landing lights embedded in the bar itself. And, of course, you can see the real thing from your window view of Mid-Continent Airport.

Da’ Cajun Shack remains open in bankruptcy

Da’ Cajun Shack owners Chris and Patty Granger have filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and they’re keeping their restaurant open.

The business, which is at 6249 E. 21st, “is doing well for an independent restaurant,” Chris Granger says.

But he had a couple of heart attacks and subsequent medical bills “that forced us into a reorganization.”

The health problems also forced him into retirement.

“I’m just a resident Cajun,” he says. “I come in and tell Cajun jokes every now and then.”

You don’t say

“I like living in a little world where my neighbor calls when I leave my garage door open and the church knows not to ask me to bake a casserole because I use my oven for storage.”
LewJene Schneider of the Watercress residential community near 37th North and Maize Road on how Wichita is affected by the national economy but still is in its own little world

SpringHill Suites by Marriott set to open

The first of three new east-side hotels will open later this month.

Jim Korroch’s SpringHill Suites by Marriott will open April 17 next to his Residence Inn by Marriott at the Plazzio development at 13th and Greenwich.

In addition to more hotels in the area, Korroch says, “Certainly, there’s been a downturn in demand as well.”

He’s not worried, though.

“I just believe that over time it’s going to be a really good investment,” he says.

The project has gone especially smoothly, too.

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