Emerson Biggin’s West to sell to GM Renee Weingartner

WICHITA — As expected, Dave Dunn is selling his Emerson Biggin’s West.

Earlier this month, Dunn announced that he sold his 10-year-old Emerson Biggin’s in Old Town to longtime operations director Chuck Miller.

Dunn is preparing to go into a new, as-of-yet-unnamed business, so he’s in the process of selling his west site to Renee Weingartner.

Weingartner has been the restaurant and sports bar’s general manager since it opened three years ago in the former B.G. Bolton’s space near 21st and Maize Road. She also owns the Penalty Box on MacArthur near Ridge Road.

Weingartner already is working on changing the menu at Emerson Biggin’s.

“You can go anywhere and get bar food.”

At a time when so many people are watching their spending, she says, “I want to give them a reason . . . to come spend their money here.”

Weingartner and her husband, former Wichita Thunder player and coach Rob Weingartner, have lived a lot of places, and she says they want to bring a little of what they sampled elsewhere to here.

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