Beijing Chinese restaurant to open on West Central

WICHITA — There has been a string of restaurants at 3008 W. Central — most recently Lexi’s Restaurant and Bar, Maharaja and New York Cafe — but there’s a new one coming that may have more staying power.

Zhiyong Liu is opening Beijing, a Chinese restaurant. The concept is the same as his brother Benny Liu’s popular Great Wall restaurants, which are throughout the city.

Beijing will offer traditional Chinese dishes, seating for 30 and carryout. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Ish Tamas of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal.

Look for Beijing to open in April.

CN Cash For Gold to open two more Wichita stores

WICHITA — Cox will have a new neighbor where it’s moving at 21st and Rock (see preceding item).

CN Cash For Gold is opening next to the future Cox space on Monday.

“We’re pretty excited,” says manager Nick Nguyen. “The business is good.”

The store will be 1,401 square feet.

Nguyen is opening a second CN Cash For Gold on Monday on the west side next to Goebel Liquor near Maple and West streets. That store will be 1,200 square feet.

These are the third and fourth CN Cash For Gold stores in Wichita. Nguyen’s group has almost a dozen of the stores total in Kansas and Missouri.

CN Cash For Gold buys precious metals and coins.

Nguyen is looking to hire four employees.

“We’re looking for good people to be part of our team.”

Like the Cox deal, Ish Tamas of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled this one as well.


Cox retail center at Shops at Tallgrass near 21st and Rock to move, but not far

UPDATED — Cox Communications Kansas/Arkansas is moving its retail center at 21st and Rock, but it’s not going far.

The store will move from the Shops at Tallgrass near the northeast corner across the parking lot to the north of Dillons.

“We are just keeping in line with the Cox retail marketing strategy,” says spokeswoman Sarah Kauffman.

At 3,000 square feet, the new store will be larger than the existing one.

“We really want consumers and customers to have an experience when they walk in a Cox store,” Kauffman says.

The new store will be especially hands-on with technology, she says, “where customers can test or try out the products.”

That includes high-speed Internet, digital cable and home phones.

Ish Tamas of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal.

In about a week, Cox will start remodeling the space, which was where Supplement Giant and Home Fitness Exercise Equipment Co. used to be.

Last summer, owners Wayne and Lisa Ragsdale made their own short jaunt across the parking lot to new space where a former Blockbuster was.

The new Cox store should open in a couple of months.


Massalogy to open in former Massage Junkie space on East Central

WICHITA — A new massage business is going in the former Massage Junkie space.

Donna Chickadonz is opening her second Massalogy — which means the study of massage — site at 9390 E. Central.

She’s also keeping her first location in a Via Christi Health building at 1035 N. Emporia, where she has 850 square feet.

“Over here, I do a lot of medical massages,” Chickadonz says.

“Business has been good.”

Her new space is 1,700 square feet.

“I am going to put a spa in there,” Chickadonz says.

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