Daily Archives: Feb. 27, 2014

Old RV no longer parked at Wal-Mart

After a year of looking at this camper, shoppers at the 13th and Oliver Wal-Mart won't have to see it anymore.

After a year of looking at this camper, shoppers at the 13th and Oliver Wal-Mart won’t have to see it anymore.

WICHITA — Ah, the power of the press. It may be even bigger than Wal-Mart.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Have You Heard? reported on an old RV that management at the Wal-Mart at 13th and Oliver has been unsuccessful moving for almost the entire year the store has been open.

“Man, that would be a perfect little travelin’ trailer,” says Wichita resident Kelvin McClish.

So he went to see the store’s manager on Thursday, but the camper already was gone.

“I guess it just took putting it in the paper,” McClish says.

It appears that’s the case.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Betsy Harden says management had been trying to find someone to tow the camper with no luck.

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You don’t say

“My business serves everyone. Except most Kansas legislators. Them, I reserve the right to spank and send home early.”

– A Facebook post by Pixel Time owner Skyler Lovelace, referencing three controversial (and failed) bills

Rita’s Italian Ice to open next to east-side Five Guys Burgers and Fries in a month

WICHITA — The sign for Wichita’s first Rita’s Italian Ice went up Thursday next to the Five Guys Burgers and Fries near 29th and Rock Road.

“We are actually in Philadelphia right now finishing up our training on all these wonderful treats we’re bringing to town,” franchisee Jeff Miller says of himself and his brother, Jay.

“We’re on target for no later than the 27th (of March) to be open.”

As Have You Heard? reported in October, each Rita’s will be its own business but will be done in tandem with Five Guys restaurants.

“We’ve already had a lot of interest from people who have moved from this area,” Miller says of Wichitans from the Philadelphia area, where Rita’s is based.

The chain sells custard and flavored ice that almost has a creamy texture.

“We are just so excited about this product,” Miller says. “It is fantastic stuff.”

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Huffington Post names Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. a must-do for Kansas visitors

WICHITA — Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Louisiana has the French Quarter, and Kansas has . . . Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.?

The Huffington Post has published a list of the “ONE” thing visitors to each of the 50 states must do while there, and the downtown Hays business made it.

“One day, Gerald Wyman’s wife told him to please stop brewing beer in their kitchen,” the Huffington Post writes. “A few years later, Wyman had a charming-yet-modern storefront and a Gold World Beer Cup Award for his Oatmeal Stout.”

The publication recommends a sample of the No. 6 Oatmeal Stout.

In a statement, Wyman said, “We are thrilled to represent Kansas and look forward to toasting travelers with pints of Oatmeal Stout.”