Daily Archives: April 21, 2010

Eccentricity to move to former Olive Tree Bistro space

UPDATED — Eccentricity owner Linda Burton has been working on leasing the former Olive Tree Bistro space since December.

When several other parties also recently showed interest, she realized she had to act fast.

“It was a quick decision,” Burton says.

The 3,680-square-foot space at Comotara Center is now hers.

That means she’ll be moving from several doors down where she already has 2,200 square feet at the center, which is at 29th and Rock.

“We’re busting out the seams here,” Burton says.

In addition to being nearby, the Olive Tree space is special to Burton.

“I loved that building forever.”

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“Glee” fans less than gleeful over Fox broadcast

WICHITA — Fans of “Glee” were enjoying the final number on the show — a rendition of Madonna’sLike A Prayer” — when the show cut off and the 9 p.m. news started on Fox Kansas.

General manger Jeff McCausland spent much of his time Wednesday dealing with the fallout.

“I’ve had better days,” he says.

A number of things happened to cause the problem.

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You don’t say

“My mom didn’t think I could make a living drinking.”

Jamie Stratton, wine director at Jacob Liquor Exchange, joking Tuesday while co-hosting a wine and chocolate tasting for Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates

Eccentricity to move to former Olive Tree Bistro space

WICHITA — Eccentricity owner Linda Burton has been working on leasing the former Olive Tree Bistro space since December.

When several other parties also recently showed interest, she realized she had to act fast.

“It was a quick decision,” Burton says.

The 3,680-square-foot space at Comotara Center is now hers.

That means she’ll be moving from several doors down where she already has 2,200 square feet at the center, which is at 29th and Rock.

“We’re busting out the seams here,” Burton says.

In addition to being nearby, the Olive Tree space is special to Burton.

“I loved that building forever.”

Check back later today for more details.

New warehouse and office space available behind Dog House Carryout

WICHITA — Earlier this year, businessman Faissal Abou-Faissal renovated a building he owns near the intersection of Zoo Boulevard and West Central where the Dog House Carryout moved in.

His plan was to then renovate the back half of the building for office and warehouse use. Instead, he’s torn down the back half and is building 4,500 square feet of new space.

“We decided it would be better that way,” Abou-Faissal says. “Renovating old things sometimes is not a good thing.”

He hopes to have the space ready in about eight weeks.

Abou-Faissal thinks he may have someone who is interested in 2,000 square feet. He’ll still have 2,500 square feet left to lease for a small office in a warehouse area.