Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

You don’t say

“The turkey is playing chicken with the egg.”

Greg Ewing, engineering manager at Mid Continent Controls, where a turkey has taken residence outside the front door and laid an egg next to the business’ building

Wink Hartman Sr. hopes to open Jimmy’s Egg near Tanya’s Soup Kitchen

WICHITA — Businessman and Jimmy’s Egg franchisee Wink Hartman Sr. is looking to open one of the restaurants in the same building as Tanya’s Soup Kitchen in the Sunburst Plaza at 1725 at 1725 E. Douglas.

“We are looking at a location there, and hopefully we’ll be moving forward to have a Jimmy’s Egg there in the near future,” he says. “We’re trying to slowly move towards the downtown.”

Hartman says he thinks there’s room for another breakfast and lunch place in the area, where the Donut Whole is also across the street.

“It’s an underserved market for the type of menu we present,” Hartman says. “We serve ample quality food for the price.”

Hartman isn’t ready to commit to downtown yet, but he’s interested – and not necessarily for a restaurant.

“I’ve always had an interest in downtown,” he says. “I grew up here, and downtown is an unfortunate situation with all the empty storefronts. There’s a lot of empty storefronts going up and down Douglas. Has been for 40 years.”

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Cabaret Oldtown to go on hiatus while owner considers options

WICHITA — Cabaret Oldtown’s current production will end this weekend as planned, but it’s unclear when the next show may be.

“We’re not sure what our future holds,” says owner Christi Moore.

“There’s no decisions that have been made yet.”

Moore says some personal changes are forcing her to make a professional change, too.

“I have spoken to potential buyers of the theater,” she says. “I have reached out to others who have expressed interest in the past.”

Moore leases space for the downtown theater at 412 E. Douglas.

After “Sweet Southern Comfort Rock ’n’ Roll” ends this weekend, Moore says the theater will take a hiatus.

In 2005, she bought the business from founder Christine Tasheff.

“It’s my hope that it can continue, and I would love to be a part of it in some way,” Moore says. “At this point I’m not sure if it’s going to be a situation where I manage the theater under new ownership or if I would be leaving altogether.”

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