Daily Archives: Oct. 9, 2013

New QuikTrip may be coming to K-15 and 31st Street South

WICHITA — New QuikTrips seem to just keep coming.

According to an application with the city, it looks like one is coming to 2.24 acres at the southeast corner of K-15 and 31st Street South.

QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh isn’t talking yet.

“It’s just too premature for us to comment.”

Mike’s Bikes moves to larger space; Mike Steven Mitsubishi gets expanded car lot

Bike enthusiast Mike Steven on one of his Mike’s Bikes.

WICHITA — Car dealer Mike Steven is frank about why he started Mike’s Bikes a decade ago.

“It was mostly just for fun more than anything,” he says of selling electric bicycles and motor scooters.

“I’ve been fooling around with it more than anything for the last 10 years.”

That’s changed, though.

“Now we’re getting serious about it.”

The business had been in a small building at Mike Steven Mitsubishi just east of Kellogg and Woodlawn.

“It really wasn’t much of a display,” Steven says. “We didn’t have a good location.”

The business now is in the building immediately west of there where Midwest Kia used to be. The new space is vastly bigger, which Steven says is crucial for the business.

“It takes a lot more room than I thought it would.”

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You don’t say

“The more boring the speaker, the higher the internet usage.”

Kent Audio Visual general manager John Bazzelle commenting at the chamber’s Sunrise Scrambler that his company’s mobile wireless service shows real-time Internet activity and can indicate how well a presentation is going

Carrie-B’s to become Bogey’s Sports Bar

WICHITA — The longtime bar Carrie-B’s, which is on West Kellogg near Dugan Road, is transitioning to a sports bar this weekend.

Aaron Roberts, his wife, Brittany, and sister Ashley took over the business after the unexpected December death of Al Roberts, Ashley and Aaron Roberts’ father.

The family is renaming the business Bogey’s Sports Bar.

“We just thought the name Carrie-B’s just kind of ran its tenure,” Aaron Roberts says.

The bar, which opened in 1985, was named after the original owner. Al Roberts took over the business in 2004.

The revamped bar will feature karaoke on the weekends and more TVs and projectors to show sports.

Justin McClure Creative provides ideas for new film version of ‘Carrie’

WICHITA — Wichita is a long way from Hollywood, but Justin McClure has now worked on his second movie.

“I was thrilled for the opportunity,” McClure says of doing concept work for the new release of the supernatural horror film “Carrie.”

“We knew it was a big production,” he says of himself and others at Justin McClure Creative.

McClure says he was contacted by Los Angeles-based mOcean, a creative agency, to do the work.

“They were looking for ideas outside of what they had already created for the project,” he says. “We were kind of that first step in the development of a look.”

That was a year ago.

“We had to go back and do a lot of research,” McClure says. “I had seen the (original) movie, but it had been years ago.”

McClure says he created concepts and ideas that could be used in promotional material and in the opening of the movie.

“They’re brought to life in a kind of illustrative way,” he says.

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