Wells Fargo Advisors is making a short jaunt down Rock Road from its current space in the former Thorn Americas headquarters near 37th North and Rock Road to new space at the Capitol Federal Savings building near 21st and Rock.
Wells Fargo branch manager Mark Douglass likes the increased visibility the new office will have.
"I love the area of 37th and Rock, but there's not that much traffic up that way," he says.
The northeast branch has been in 5,000 square feet since it was a Prudential Securities office.
Then Wachovia Securities bought Prudential followed by A.G. Edwards . Wells Fargo then purchased Wachovia.
"It's been kind of interesting," says Douglass, who has been with the firm seven years. "Sit at the same desk and this is about our third business card, I think."
Four advisors from the northeast Wells Fargo office are moving to the Wells Fargo office downtown, which is former A.G. Edwards space.
There are 30 Wells Fargo advisors in the Wichita area, 10 of whom currently are at the northeast office.
The lease was up at the building, which is part of what's prompting the move.
"We've always had way too much space there," Douglass says.
The new office, which is on the third floor of the Capitol Federal building, will be in 3,000 square feet.
The move will happen on or around Oct. 22.
If you're hungry for Mediterranean food but don't have time for a sit-down meal, you may have another option on the west side in the future.
George Matta, who owns Adrian's near 21st and Rock Road, is contemplating opening a fast-casual version of his restaurant.
He's looked at the former Starbucks space near Central and Tyler and the former Firkin and Bull space at NewMarket Square .
"It's nothing really concrete," Matta says. "It's just a thought."
Nothing likely will happen for several months, if at all.
"Wichita is missing this healthy fast food," says Adrian's general manager Ashraf Jaradat .
The restaurant potentially would serve Mediterranean food Chipotle style, with customers forming a line for food and having several choices of meat and vegetables.
"Most people . . . they have no time to dine in," Jaradat says.
Quick dishes would include wraps, gyros, sandwiches and shawarma.
We'll let you know if a deal happens.
You don't say
"Have you ever considered decaffeinated coffee?"
_ Wichita businessman Charley Stark's teasing comment to the ever-exuberant Roger Ramseyer , Rotary Club of Wichita president, during a recent meeting