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Former Cibola restaurateur to open new event center

08/27/2014 12:00 AM

08/27/2014 11:15 AM

Former Cibola restaurateur Kevin Brown is opening a new business.

Brown, who in recent years has done catering, is opening an event venue in the former Asia Town Buffet space at 6160 E. Central.

He’s not sharing plans yet, but there’s major remodeling work going on in the 12,000-square-foot building.

It sounds like the name of the business is going to be the Omni Center.

There’s an Omni Center Facebook page. It doesn’t list Brown as the owner, but it has his phone number.

The Facebook page, which was created last week, says the business does weddings, events and catering.

“We are a new events center,” the page says, “with seating up to 500 in our large main space, as well as space for smaller parties and events. With a 4000 sq.ft. kitchen!”

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Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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