DK Kitchen is closed after not quite five months

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.