Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

Three dental specialists to open in one space at 37th and Maize Road

WICHITA — Three dental practices are taking “just a great opportunity” and locating in one new building at 37th and Maize Road, says endodontist Terry Turner.

“This was an opportunity to be with other specialists under one roof, which is unique for Wichita for dental specialists,” he says.

The 15,000-square-foot building at 37th and Maize Road will open in July and be roughly divided into thirds for Turner, orthodontists Justin Trimmell and Paul Anders and pediatric dentist Matthew Healy.

Turner is expanding his Professional Endodontics from 1,729 square feet at the Reflection Ridge Office Park at 21st and Ridge to about 4,000 square feet in the new building.

Trimmell & Anders Orthodontics is moving its west Wichita office from Maple and Maize.

This is Healy’s first solo practice.

“I’ve always had a dream of being on my own,” he says. “I have a vision of how I want to run a practice.”

His Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry will be decorated with children’s themes and “really cool stuff.”

“It’s going to be really kid friendly,” Healy says. “We’re trying to build an environment that kids love and parents trust.”

Bryce Kuhn to open Twelve Restaurant & Bar in former Shorty Small’s space

WICHITA — Bryce Kuhn is a familiar face to many Wichita diners from working for others at a number of restaurants here. Now, he’s going to have a place of his own in the space that Shorty Small’s left at the Westlake Retail Center at 119th and Maple.

“I’ve always loved the west side,” Kuhn says. “My heart’s over here.”

He’s opening Twelve Restaurant & Bar, which he describes as an American grill, in June.

“Twelve has been my favorite number since I was about 5 or 6 years old.”

Kuhn’s first basketball jersey was No. 12.

“It stuck with me.”

Also, he says 2012 “was pretty much my best year ever.”

Kuhn married last year, bought a house and found out he was going to become a father.

After a career traveling to various cities with Houston’s restaurants, Kuhn returned to Wichita to work for several restaurants here, including Bonefish Grill, YaYa’s Eurobistro, Newport Grill and the Lakeside Club most recently.

Kuhn plans for Twelve to be “upscale casual.”

“We want to give people an upscale dining experience, but we don’t want to make them feel like they’re paying an arm and a leg to have a nice night out on the town.”

The restaurant, which will have seating for about 150 and another 25 on the patio, will serve dishes such as hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and roasted chicken along with sandwiches and salads.

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Orpheum Theatre creates OPAC Real Estate to buy space at Orpheum Office Building

WICHITA — The Orpheum Theatre is now going to own a piece of the adjacent Orpheum Office Building in addition to the theater at First and Broadway.

“It’s very exciting news for the Orpheum,” says president Jennifer Wright.

The Orpheum created a separate entity, OPAC Real Estate LLC, to make the purchase. OPAC stands for Orpheum Performing Arts Center.

The group bought the approximately 6,000-square-foot third floor of the office building from a bank, which acquired it out of foreclosure.

Wright says the Orpheum leadership decided to create the LLC to protect the theater.

“We’re kind of just taking caution,” she says.

Theater staff members currently occupy a couple of suites on the first floor of the center and will move to the third floor on May 1.

“Now we’ll finally all be all together,” Wright says.

“It will also enable the theater to save money long term. It is no longer going to be paying rent every month,” she says. “We really feel like this will benefit the theater in the long run.”

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