Dining With Denise Neil

Wichita Eagle staffers investigate new Scooter’s next door (+video)

Today was the day.

The long-awaited Scooter’s Coffeehouse opened right next door to the Wichita Eagle, at the corner of Douglas and Rock Island, and a field trip clearly was in order. (Watch our video of the outing, which features a barefoot Suzanne Perez Tobias channeling Paul McCartney.)

This Scooter’s is unusual in that it has seating and an indoor lobby, where most of the rest of the Scooter’s in the area are drive-through kiosks. This one also has a drive-through, situated in a way that will make traffic interesting for us. (Tip: Approach the drive-through from the south on Rock Island, driving north. Otherwise, it won’t work and you will be embarrassed.)

The new Scooter’s hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. On Friday, when the shop will celebrate its grand opening, all medium drinks will cost $1. Different drinks also will be on special all next week. Watch for updates on the shop’s Facebook page.