Former Chalet owner to open new bar and grill at former Shenanigans space

WICHITA — Former Chalet owner Evan Spicer is working on a new bar and grill in the former Shenanigans space at Ninth and West streets.

“Hopefully we’re going to be opening within the next month or so,” he says. “We’re going to try to specialize in more of a gourmet hamburger place.”

Spicer never wanted to close the Chalet “till the city shut me down” earlier this year. He says there were zoning issues at the business even though he operated there for 13 years.

“For almost 13 years, I was there operating illegally, I guess,” he says, half laughing.

Spicer says he finally got permission to operate, but the city had so many stipulations, he decided not to.

There’s still no name for the new bar and grill, but for applications he’s made so far, Spicer has been calling it Weston 9.

“It’s kind of a play on the location.”