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“At first I laughed. I thought that was so funny. And then the next day, it was not funny at all.”

Sacred Heart Gifts owner Sheri Ramirez on a Bishop Carroll Catholic High School alumni letter that incorrectly stated someone else now owns the business, which she says caused her customers to panic

Blue Moon Caterers to move to former Two Brothers BBQ and Burger Grill space on west Central and open event center

WICHITA — Last month, Have You Heard? reported Bill Rowe was close to finalizing a deal for new space to operate his Blue Moon Caterers.

Late Thursday, he did.

“Blue Moon has a new home,” Rowe says.

He’s leasing the former Two Brothers BBQ and Burger Grill space at 8406 W. Central across from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.

The 10-year-old Blue Moon has been sharing a kitchen with Rowe’s Red Bean’s Bayou Grill at 7447 W. 21st St.

“It’s kind of goofy what we have to do to make it work,” he says. “It’s so tiny. It’s amazing that our staff can get 2,000 meals out on a Saturday night.”

The new space is about 6,600 square feet, which will be used for catering and event rental space.

“It has a larger kitchen, which is well laid out for our needs,” Rowe says. “We’ve grown dramatically in the last few years.”

He won’t begin moving into the new space until March.

“We’re still on the tail end of wedding season, and the holiday season is coming up, and it’s got its own insanity.”

April is the start of the next wedding season, and Rowe has a few things to do to get the new space ready.

“The timing worked out very nicely,” he says.

Cory Harkleroad of KW Commercial Partners and Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

The banquet room will seat about 275 for a wedding or more if it’s for another event, such as a cocktail party.

The last Friday in March will be the first date the new space is available to rent.

“The architecture lends itself to a Tuscan look,” Rowe says. “It’s a gorgeous building.”

He says it also inspired a name for the space: Villa Luna, which means House of the Moon.

“An obvious homage to Blue Moon.”

New bars and restaurants opening on east, west sides and downtown

WICHITA — There are several new bar and restaurant deals in the works.

Not unexpectedly, Charlie Badeen and David Allan have decided to reopen their O’Brien’s Irish Pub on East Kellogg by Scotch & Sirloin.

They closed it last year, and the short-lived Encore Restaurant and Nightclub took its place.

Earlier this month, Badeen told Have You Heard? he and Allan were considering various options for the space, including reopening O’Brien’s.

They originally closed because they were opening the new Joe’s Old Town Bar and Grill in Old Town, plus they already had Dudley’s Sports Bar and Grill on the west side and Mulligan’s Pub out east.

They’ve since sold Mulligan’s, and they’re ready to open Joe’s in the next week or two.

Badeen says O’Brien’s should open by the end of March.

“Basically everything’s going to be about the same.”

There’s another deal in the works to bring a Pacific Coast Pizza downtown near Intrust Bank Arena.

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