Cassandra Bryan Design is first commercial tenant at Zelman Lofts downtown

WICHITA — Zelman Lofts is getting its first commercial tenant to go with the nine residential ones already at the newly renovated building at Douglas and St. Francis.

Cassandra Bryan Design is moving into 1,000 square feet that fronts St. Francis on the northeast corner.

“I absolutely love the central location,” says Cassandra Bryan. “The space was just so perfect. … It has so much character.”

Bryan describes her company, which will be three years old this summer, as a creative boutique that designs logos and business cards and specializes in custom website development.

“She’s pretty gifted,” says Michael Ramsey, who is developing the Zelman building with Robert Eyster. “She’s going to be a great asset to the building.”

Previously, Bryan has been working from her home while the company’s other four employees work from theirs and occasionally pop over to her place.

“There’s only so many people that you can put in your basement before your husband starts complaining about your driveway becoming a parking lot,” Bryan says.

She likes that the new space is walking distance to Intrust Bank Arena and her favorite coffee shop, Mead’s Corner.

There’s another 4,800 square feet left at the Zelman property for one large tenant, which possibly will be a restaurant.

Bryan’s move to the new space, which opens Monday, means her husband can reclaim the guest bedroom at their house.

“He’s already planning what sort of man-cave things he’s going to do to it.”