WICHITA — If you’re one of the people who purchased a Groupon from Press, you’d better use it soon.
Aug. 6 is the Waterfront bar’s last day in business.
“As of August sixth . . . something is going to happen there,” owner Melad Stephan says.
He has three offers for the space — two are local, one isn’t. The potential owners have three different ideas: One wants a restaurant, one wants a bistro-style business and one wants a combination bar and restaurant.
Stephan isn’t sure which one he — or his landlords — will accept. He’s hoping to get out of his lease, which still has four and a half years.
Stephan opened Press late last year after previously having his east-side Sabor Latin Bar & Grille in the space.
Before that, another operator had Piztros restaurant there.
So will any bar or restaurant one day do well there?
“It has to be a destination place, and somebody has to promote it and advertise it a lot more than I did,” Stephan says. “Just to get people to recognize it and know it’s there.”
So does that mean he’s through with the east side?
“I’m done for a while.”