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This Wichita restaurant will reopen soon with a new look

Tour the new downtown Meddys

Alex Harb’s third Meddys restaurant is in downtown Wichita. (Nov. 29, 2018)
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Alex Harb’s third Meddys restaurant is in downtown Wichita. (Nov. 29, 2018)

Several weeks ago, Meddys owner Alex Harb announced that he’d close down his east-side restaurant at 21st and Greenwich for a remodel that would add a craft cocktail bar and give the place an identical look to his new downtown restaurant.

He’d planned to close on Feb. 3, but construction was delayed. He actually closed the restaurant on Sunday and plans to have it reopened in just over a week — on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

In the meantime, he sent me some renderings showing what the east-side spot will look like when complete.

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The Meddys at 21st and Greenwich will close for a week then reopen with a new look - and a new bar. Courtesy

The plans call for modifications to the ceiling and floors, and Harb has also ordered a new seating package that will require him to change the layout of the tables and chairs.

The new bar will go where the soda station has been, he said.

Harb opened the east-side Meddys in the fall of 2016 but loves the design and functionality of his new downtown Meddys, which opened in December at 120 S. Washington. He wants the east-side restaurant to be just like it, he said.

Denise Neil has covered restaurants and entertainment since 1997. Her Dining with Denise Facebook page is the go-to place for diners to get information about local restaurants. She’s a regular judge at local food competitions and speaks to groups all over Wichita about dining.

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