WICHITA — Observant readers have noticed some activity at a couple of vacant buildings and are wondering what’s up.
Sadly, not much.
There was a promising-looking construction trailer in front of the former Rose Bowl West at 520 N. West St. recently, but a deal for a new tenant fell through.
On the east side, there’s been some activity at the former Sportsman’s Warehouse building at One Kellogg Place.
There’s a Halloween shop that will be opening there, but only temporarily.
Another reader was doing some checking into Chick-fil-A and whether it really is bringing a freestanding restaurant to Central and Rock in addition to the small Chick-fil-A at Wichita State University.
A representative returned an e-mail inquiry from the Eagle reader and said “our records do not indicate development plans.”
“Currently, our focus for expansion includes Southern California and the Chicago market,” the e-mail said. “We hope to add additional markets for expansion in the next five years.”
Wichita, your wait is likely to be more like five months — or maybe a few months longer at the most.
Hang in there.