WICHITA — After not quite five months in business, DK Kitchen has closed.
Owner Douglas “D.J.” Pitts says he “just couldn’t sustain a business as far as customer traffic goes.”
He says he needed only 30 or 40 diners a day, and with thousands of downtown workers he didn’t think that would be a problem.
Pitts doesn’t blame the location at 217 E. Douglas even though several other restaurants also have failed there.
“If I had more money to open a restaurant . . . obviously there probably are better locations.”
Pitts had 626 Douglas at 626 E. Douglas downtown in 2004 for about a year.
He also was the chef for a while at the now-closed Bella Donna.
Pitts isn’t sure what he’ll do next.
“I’m just kind of taking a step back,” he says.
He’s still committed to food, though.
“It is what I do.