Several businesses that Have You Heard? wrote about earlier this year have now either opened or are in the works.
▪ Jesse and Rachel Schemm have opened Wichita’s second Christian Brothers Automotive on 29th Street just east of North Maize Road. There will be a ribbon cutting for the business at 3 p.m. on Jan. 13.
▪ Yolanda Hamilton has opened her Nothing Bundt Cakes between Pie Five Pizza and Bricktown Brewery at 2035 N. Rock Road across from Bradley Fair. She plans a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. on Jan. 6, an Arthritis Foundation benefit day on Jan. 7, a wine and cake tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 and a giveaway for free "Bundtlets" for a year for the first 50 customers who buy an item on Jan. 9.
▪ AtlasMD has opened its west-side clinic at Reflection Ridge Office Park at 7570 W. 21st St. The office actually has been open a few months, but it now has all of its furniture and is fully functional. This is the second clinic for the 5-year-old practice, which gives patients an option for treatment without traditional health insurance. Atlas has memberships – monthly payments vary depending on the age of patients.
▪ The new Cox Communications Solutions store is now open in almost 3,000 square feet of the 14,000-square-foot center where the west-side Abuelo’s is near Kellogg and Ridge Road. The store had a soft opening on Dec. 14, two days after the Old Town Cox Solutions store closed. The new store will have a Jan. 21 grand opening.
▪ Earlier this month, Doug Wessley opened Cold Stone Creamery and sister business Rocky Mountain Chocolates across from Cox and Abuelo’s at the South Ridge Retail Center at Taft and Ridge. Wessley also had looked at possibly opening a LaMar’s Donuts Express there, but that’s not going to happen.
▪ Danny Nguyen now has a name for the Vietnamese restaurant he’s opening in Old Town Square. Lemongrass, Taste of Vietnam, is opening in February in the former Allegro Cafe – and Caffe Moderne before that – space at 306 N. Mead. Nguyen is planning traditional Vietnamese food, such as pho – a Vietnamese soup – but he’s also going to have a signature steak dish, French cuisine and a raw bar for fresh oysters, clams, shrimp and crawfish in season. Look for a grand opening in early April.
▪ Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant finally is under construction at the Andover MarketPlace at the southeast corner of Kellogg and Andover. Luis Alfaro first told Have You Heard? about his new restaurant more than a year ago but warned he might not start construction until spring of 2015. He started this fall instead. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant should be open no later than the end of spring 2016.