New Earth Journey to locate in Old Town

UPDATED — Candace Craw-Goldman had what she calls “a profound spiritual experience” six years ago that led to her starting New Earth Journey to help others. Now, she’s going to be doing that from a new office a few doors east of Larkspur in Old Town.

“In a general sense, I’m a metaphysical consultant,” Craw-Goldman says. “I help people understand how their consciousness affects every aspect of their life, including health, relationships, work – all of that.”

She follows the teachings of Arkansas-based Dolores Cannon, who is well known in the hypnotherapy world.

Craw-Goldman says she had a session with Cannon and took a class from her, and they immediately changed her life.

“I began practicing the method that she teaches almost immediately and put everything else in my world aside,” she says.

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Jason-Paul Febres to open second Taste & See in part of former Doc Howard’s space

UPDATED – Jason-Paul Febres is heading back to Old Town.

“Now I’m moving back to my roots,” says the man who became known as Sabor Latin Bar & Grille’s first executive chef.

The Venezuela native is returning to Old Town with his own place — a second Taste & See.

“Well, first of all, it’s about time,” Febres says. “I don’t think it was a matter of if we were going to expand. It was a matter of when we were going to expand.”

Febres is taking 4,532 square feet at 252 N. Mosley, which is part of the space developer Dave Burk is converting at the former Doc Howard’s Lounge building.

“I love Old Town,” Febres says. “I like the crowded scene. That’s what I’m made for.”

Febres bounced around to various restaurants before opening Taste & See with a partner at Office This in the former Wichita Mall. Febres says he plans to keep that site, which will be open for lunch, classes and private events. It will be known as Taste & See The Venue.

The new Taste & See will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Febres is planning a “very, very upscale tapas lounge” and “a beautiful patio.”

He’s also working on a new menu.

“It’s going to be a little more out there, and it’s going to be more fun,” Febres says. “I’m going to have the chance to play with more food than I was able to.”

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Wasabi Restaurant to open on the west side

WICHITA — Wasabi owner Steve Young is preparing to open his third Wichita restaurant, this time on the west side.

Young is taking two spaces in the center at 2404 N. Maize Road near 21st and Maize Road for a total of 3,085 square feet.

That’s near Logan’s Roadhouse where Frozen in Time, a scrapbooking store, once was along with Peachwave Self Serve Frozen Yogurt, which recently closed.

Bree Kelley of J.P. Weigand & Sons and Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Young opened Old Town Sushi Bar By Wasabi on East Douglas in 2010 followed by Wasabi Restaurant at 3242 N. Rock Road last fall.

The new west-side restaurant, which also will be called Wasabi Restaurant, will be similar to the east-side one.

“Basically, he wants to do a little more upscale than downtown,” Kelley says of Young. “He’s going to have a nice bar in there.”

Young hopes to open in early December in time for the holiday season.

Kelley says Wasabi should be well received.

“I would think that the west-siders will be excited to have them in their neighborhood as an option to go to.”

 

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant owner to open similar concept in former Bossa Grill space

WICHITA — Wasabi Japanese Restaurant owner Eun Young still has plans for an east-side restaurant, but they’ve changed slightly.

Young, whose first Wasabi is at 912 E. Douglas in Old Town, signed a deal this spring to open a similarly named restaurant in the 1,782-square-foot former Froz space at 3242 N. Rock.

After striking that deal with Occidental Management, Young learned of another nearby Occidental space that became available.

Now, he’s worked out a deal to take that 3,200-square-foot space where Bossa Grill used to be.

“He wanted the bigger space and obviously liked that it was already built out for a restaurant,” says Occidental president Chad Stafford.

He handled the lease with Occidental’s Bree Kelley.

Stafford also sold Young the restaurant equipment in the building.

Young is tweaking his Wasabi concept.

“I am going to try to be kind of a little bit . . . upscale,” he says.

The name will still be Wasabi, but it will be spelled differently. Young hasn’t decided how yet.

He likes the expanded space because it will allow him to do booths.

“I can make it more private.”

Young hopes to open in about two months.

Stafford is now working on finding a new tenant for the former Froz space.

“We’ve got several interested parties right now.”

Physiotherapy Associates to open at Auburn Pointe

UPDATED — Physiotherapy Associates, which has more than 650 sites nationally, is coming to Wichita for the first time in early September.

The Pennsylvania-based company is taking 2,000 square feet at Occidental Management’s Auburn Pointe development at 135th West and Maple.

Occidental’s Chad Stafford and Bree Kelley handled the deal. Bradley and Brandon Tidemann of J.P. Weigand & Co. represented Physiotherapy Associates.

The company provides outpatient physical therapy and has an orthotics and prosthetics division as well.

Initially, the clinic will have a physical therapist and an athletic trainer.

Physiotherapy Associates also is looking to add two more clinics in the Wichita area.

Stafford, Occidental’s president, says another restaurant is in the works for Auburn Pointe, where Great Wall, Scooter’s Coffeehouse and Subway already are and Papa Murphy’s is coming.

That leaves only one space left to lease at the 5-year-old, 36,540-square-foot center.

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant to add east-side site and possibly west as well

UPDATED — It seemed to take forever to open the first Wasabi Japanese Restaurant at 912 E. Douglas — it was supposed to open in January 2010 and instead opened in July — but a second one already is on its way.

Owner Eun Young plans to open in the 1,782-square-foot former Froz space at 3242 N. Rock in about three months. There will be a patio as well.

The menu will offer the same sushi and Japanese dishes his downtown restaurant has.

Bree Kelley of Occidental Management handled the deal.

Young may be close to a deal on a west-side Wasabi, too.

We’ll keep you posted.

Twisted Stitch to open in the former Sew Much space in Delano

WICHITA — Twisted Stitch owner Tom Murphy has been living in Wichita Falls, Texas, and operating what he calls a mobile business from there.

He travels to livestock shows where he sells Columbia sportswear, which he then custom embroiders.

Now, he’s decided to open a permanent retail shop in Delano.

“Can I say I threw a dart at the map, and that’s where it landed?” Murphy says.

That’s not actually how he chose Wichita, but it’s close. Murphy likes how centrally located Wichita is.

“It’ll save me five hours drive time on all the shows we do,” he says.

Murphy passed through Delano five years ago.

“It’s changed a lot in the last five years,” he says. “It seems to me to be kind of the up-and-coming little area.”

Murphy is taking the 3,100 square feet where Sew Much had been. That’s 535 W. Douglas in what was once known as the Travel Air building.

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Great Wall to open at 21st and Amidon with its 11th Wichita-area restaurant

WICHITA — Sit @ Thai Bistro is hardly the only new Asian restaurant getting ready to open.

Great Wall is going to open its 11th location in the greater Wichita area, this time in 1,300 square feet by the Dillons at 21st and Amidon.

Landmark Commercial Real Estate’s Bree Kelley represented the center and said there were numerous Asian restaurants that looked at the space.

“I thought it was interesting,” she says.

Austin Kinzle, Kelley’s colleague at Landmark, represented Great Wall in the transaction.

Kelley thinks the restaurant will do well.

“There’s a great lunch crowd in that area.”