Cleats Sports Bar & Grill to open in former Shenanigans space

WICHITA — Evan Spicer and business partner Shaun Colliatie now have a name and an opening date for their new business going in the former Shenanigans space at Ninth and West streets.

Cleats Sports Bar & Grill will have a soft opening on Jan. 24.

“It’s what we’re shooting for at least,” Colliatie says.

The two are trying to create a sports bar atmosphere with seven TVs, two projectors, a couple of pool tables, dart boards and arcade games. They also want to be known for tasty, reasonably priced food, Colliatie says.

The business will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Colliatie says one of Cleats’ signature dishes will be gourmet, stuffed burgers. He says all of the meat the grill serves will be top grade. Fries will be cut fresh, he says.

Spicer formerly owned the Chalet, which he previously told Have You Heard? he never wanted to close “till the city shut me down” last year. He says there were zoning issues at the business even though he operated there for 13 years.

Spicer will manage Cleats, and Colliatie says he’ll be “doing a little of everything.”