W.O.W. Cakes to open in former Bubba’s Nekked BBQ space in Indian Hills

WICHITA — There’s going to be a sweet replacement for where Bubba’s Nekked BBQ used to be at the northwest corner of 13th and Meridian across from the Indian Hills Ace Hardware.

Pamela Pletcher is moving her W.O.W. Cakes there next month.

Pletcher started World of Wedding Cakes as an online business in 2009 and has had a couple of retail sites since then.

Currently, her office and the store are in a small space at 1786 S. Seneca. She says she’s been seeking the right space for both sides of her business, and it “has actually been kind of a trial.”

Part of the problem was trying to find a spot that would be an easy in and out for customers picking up cakes.

“That was my main goal.”

Pletcher has already moved her bakery to West 13th.

Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Pletcher also sells cupcakes and is expanding her product line with the new space. She says she’ll share more details closer to her May 28 opening.

“There are going to be a lot of new treats.”

Bubba’s Nekked BBQ closes

WICHITA — Four years after opening, Bubba’s Nekked BBQ appears to be closed, and possibly for good.

There has been talk for much of the last year that the restaurant on the northwest corner of 13th and Meridian was closing, but owner Bubba Leffew said that wasn’t the case.

Then, about two weeks ago when asked again, Leffew said, “I’m in some reorganization.”

Since then, the restaurant has closed and the Bubba’s website is gone.

If Leffew does reorganize or open again, we’ll let you know.

You don’t say

“They refer to them as the marshmallow meat of barbecue.”

Alan “Bubba” Leffew of Bubba’s Nekked BBQ on how some customers refer to the tender-on-the-inside, crusty-on-the-outside burnt ends he serves