WICHITA — A new bar and restaurant is opening where Shanannigans used to be at 31st Street South and Oliver.
Jodi and Brent Bartman and their daughters, Casey and Jenny Jensen, will open Casey’s Bar & Grill in a few weeks.
The Bartmans named the business for Casey Jensen, who will manage it.
Jenny Jensen will work there only until she becomes an RN in the fall.
Jodi Bartman’s father, Dwight Oppliger, owns Thunderbird Bowl up the street at Pawnee and Oliver, where she also works as manager.
She says her family lives in Derby, and as she would drive down Oliver to the bowling alley, she’d notice Shanannigans.
“They were always busy.”
So that got her thinking about opening her own place there.
“It’s kind of just a wild idea that we just decided to do,” she says. “We’re excited and nervous.”
Bartman says they’re still deciding how many days a week they’ll be in business, but she says most days they’ll be open from 10:30 to 2 a.m.
There will be traditional bar food along with steaks.
The Bartmans also plan to have pool tables, darts, shuffleboard and karaoke one night a week.
The family is renovating the space with new carpet, painting and updated bathrooms.
Bartman says there is “no major renovation, but quite a few changes inside.”