WICHITA — The regional Aflac office has moved from the west side to 2,010 square feet at the O’Rourke Title Building at William and Broadway.
“We just wanted to get downtown,” says regional manager Kathy Wiedemann.
She says part of the reason is to have a more centrally located office, but also, she says, there’s “just a little bit more energy downtown.”
Not to mention there’s also the Cafe Bel Ami factor. The restaurant is located on the building’s first floor.
“You know, we just got done eating lunch there,” Wiedemann says of her first day in the new office on Monday.
“It’s just so convenient,” she says. “It’s fun being down here.”
Tony Utter of Utter Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.
Wiedemann says there’s been extensive remodeling and painting in Aflac’s new suite except for her office, which once belonged to Pat O’Rourke of O’Rourke Title.
“I’m sitting right now in his old office,” Wiedemann says. “I didn’t touch his office because I just like it the way it is.”
She says it has old, wood paneling.
“It might sound kind of ugly, but it’s really not,” Wiedemann says.
“Imagine all the deals that went on back in the day when he was in here,” she says. “So it’s kind of neat to be in his office.”