Daily Archives: Feb. 2, 2012

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“I was hoping to come out with some fog and a laser light show.”

Walter Berry, president of Berry Cos., speaking onstage at Intrust Bank Arena during Thursday’s chamber Chairman’s Lunch

Pour Haus to finally open in Delano

WICHITA — At long last, the Pour Haus Restaurant & Tavern near the southeast corner of Maple and Seneca is getting close to opening.

Vaughn Smith has been working on the business since summer.

Why the delay?

“A lot of work,” he says. “We totally gutted the place.”

The building most recently has been home to the Biggest Cheese Pizza.

“We’re going to be known as a craft beer place,” Smith says.

Initially, he says he’ll have 31 beers on tap and another 30 in bottles. Almost everything will be craft beer except for a few domestic beers, such as Bud Light.

Almost all of the dishes at Pour Haus “will have beer or liquor of some type infused in them,” Smith says.

For instance, most of the hamburgers will be made with beer, and the steaks will be marinated in a bourbon-and-beer blend.

The restaurant and bar’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Smith hopes to have the Pour Haus open by March 1.


Computer Troubleshooters to open second office at Historic Occidental Plaza

WICHITA — Sarah and Alex Nivison are expanding their Computer Troubleshooters with a second, more centralized location.

The couple has been working out of its Rose Hill home since getting the franchise a year ago.

Now, they’re opening a second site in the Historic Occidental Plaza at 300 N. Main in downtown Wichita.

“We love the beauty of the building, we love the location (and) the office space was a great fit because we have literally no work to do,” Sarah Nivison says. “It was set up exactly as we needed it.”

She says 90 percent of their business is at customers’ offices, which is why they want a centralized location in addition to their Rose Hill office.

“We want to be able to get to them as quick as we can,” Nivison says.

Computer Troubleshooters, an Atlanta-based franchise, caters to small businesses and individuals.

“Basically, we like to call ourselves the IT department for small businesses,” Nivison says.

They offer help with technology issues, problem prevention and website development. The company also offers managed service plans.

Stephanie Wiens of Occidental Management handled the deal for the new space.

Nivison says the office will open March 1.

“We’re going to take it to the next level downtown,” she says. “We see that there’s a lot of opportunity in downtown Wichita.”