Air Capital Grill to open in former Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill space in Old Town

WICHITA — A new restaurant is going in the former Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill space in Old Town.

Matt Carr is opening Air Capital Grill at 4 p.m. Tuesday at 233 N. Mosley, where Whiskey Creek closed in January after more than a decade in business.

“It was an opportunity to actually make something that’s my own and stay in Wichita,” Carr says.

He’s worked in the restaurant business for 20 years. When working for others, he says, he had to move around a lot.

“Wichita has always been home to me.”

He plans to serve steaks, sandwiches, burgers and pasta seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Carr also will serve a Sunday brunch.

The restaurant is 6,500 square feet.

“It’s felt that way over the last 30 days,” says Carr, who has put a lot of work into the sizable space.

He says he’s redone the floors and renovated every part of the space he could.

Carr still needs more servers and hosts. For more information, click here.

 

Old Town loses Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill and Imbiss Grille, gains Todd Brians Brick Street Cafe & Tavern

UPDATED — There are a few restaurant changes in Old Town, including the departure of a longtime Wichita restaurant.

After more than a decade in business, Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill has closed.

“It was a difficult decision,” says Heidi Johnson, franchise administrator for the Nebraska-based company.

The restaurant’s lease was up at 233 N. Mosley.

“After four years of economic woes in this country, we just didn’t think it was the right time to renew our lease in that location,” Johnson says.

An entertainment district such as Old Town isn’t a typical development where the chain prefers to locate, she says.

“We kind of build on the interstate.”

That’s an option for down the road, though probably not anytime soon, Johnson says.

Old Town developer Dave Burk is working on a possible new tenant.

“I think I’m close,” he says.

Imbiss Grille, a German restaurant that was on the west side of Old Town Square, also has closed.

The owner didn’t return numerous calls in November and December regarding the possible closure.

A new restaurant, Todd Brians Brick Street Cafe & Tavern, is opening in its place.

“It’s something I’ve been working on my whole career,” says owner Chris Tincher.

He’s so far spent his career working for others. Tincher spent the bulk of his time with Amarillo Grill but also worked for P.F. Chang’s, Piztros and Ted’s Montana Grill.

He’s naming his restaurant after his brother, who died three years ago.

“It’s just in his memory,” Tincher says. “There will be some featured dishes that were some of his favorite.”

Tincher calls his restaurant an American cafe, which will have dishes such as crawfish etouffee, taco plates and cheeseburgers.

He thinks Old Town Square is an ideal location.

“The downtown business district has really grown nicely over the last five years,” Tincher says. “I personally enjoy going down there and seeing movies and having dinner.”

He plans to open in early February. Tincher isn’t nervous about finally doing his own venture.

“I’m on a high about it right now. I really am.”