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“It was a nice little theater, but in this day and age, a couple of screens just doesn’t work.”

– Theater owner Bill Warren, responding to a customer’s request to save the city’s first multiple-screen cinema, which is about to be demolished at Twin Lakes

Lalo’s Express Mexican Food moving to larger space

WICHITA — Almost a decade after opening, Jose Bernal is getting ready to move his Lalo’s Express Mexican Food to expanded space.

The restaurant has about 15 seats now in its space at the northwest corner of Harry and Seneca.

In March, it’s moving to former Taco Tico space at 2051 S. Seneca.

“That’s about four-to-five times bigger,” says Lenny Diaz of Realty Executives of Wichita.

Diaz and Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Diaz says Bernal’s business has been growing for years.

“Oh, my god, yes,” he says. “The demand has been so great, he’s going to have a sit-down restaurant.”

The new restaurant will have about 100 seats and a bar.

The Mexican food Bernal serves is “delicious,” Diaz says. He particularly recommends the Kansas Burrito, which he says is big enough to feed two.

Remodeling is underway, and the new space should be ready in early March, Diaz says.

He says the restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. because Bernal “has business all the time.”

SignLab.net opens in Delano

WICHITA — When Chris Ridder quit his job at a Wichita sign company a week ago, he told his employer – a friend – he was looking for a new opportunity.

Now Ridder is opening his own sign shop.

“This is the new opportunity,” he says.

“After you’re together so long, you either get married or you get divorced, so I guess we’re getting divorced.”

The shop, which opens today, is SignLab.net.

“That just gives everybody instant access to where my website is,” Ridder says.

He has a storefront, too, in 2,500 square feet at 1712 W. Douglas in Delano.

SignLab.net will sell banners, posters, aluminum signs, vehicle displays and real estate signs, among others.

“The list is pretty long,” Ridder says.

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