Shapiro brothers to open new restaurant in former Amici space and remodel Liquid

WICHITA — The new year could shape up to be a better one for Bryan Shapiro than the last several years.

“We’ve got all kinds of stuff going on,” he says.

First, he and his brother, Keith, are opening a new bistro in the former Amici space in Siena Plaza at 37th and Rock.

“We haven’t even named it yet,” Shapiro says.

He says they’re planning something along the lines of a neighborhood bar with good food.”

Shapiro wants people to be able to pop in, have a martini, watch a game or relax on the patio.

Look for the restaurant to open in late March.

The Shapiro brothers had a soft opening of their new Doc Howard’s in Old Town over the weekend.

“It’s a beautiful place,” Shapiro says.

“It’s not like anything that’s ever been here before,” he says of Club Fuzion and Flashbacks.

Finally, the Shapiros have temporarily closed their Liquid club in Old Town to remodel.

Shapiro says it’s been closed “on and off — mostly off — to one degree or another for the last four years.”

He says the club, which is at 235 N. Mosley, suffered from construction in the area.

Shapiro says Liquid will reopen with a new look in the new year.

“We’re picking up our pieces and putting it back together.”