WICHITA — When the new Rowley Snyder Ablah ad agency signed a lease for former Big Dog Motorcycle space at 145 N. Hydraulic in the spring of 2011, CEO Bruce Rowley said, “You know there’s something happening down here. This is kind of a vibrant little area with lots of cool stuff going on.”
He and his partners like it so much, they’ve now bought the building from Sheldon Coleman Jr.
“We love the size of it,” Rowley says. “We love the flexibility of it.”
Most of the 3,000 square feet is an open area that Rowley says allows for easy reconfiguration of space depending on what a project might need.
“That was a huge part,” he says. “We’ve already moved ourselves probably four or five times in the year we’ve been in it.”
The agency is making a few upgrades at the building, such as getting rid of a nonworking door that Rowley says “made it sort of look like an abandoned building from the street.”