Dining With Denise Neil

An update on two Wichita restaurants we’ve been waiting on

Mead’s Corner employees pose in front of the new space inside the Downtown YMCA on Monday.
Mead’s Corner employees pose in front of the new space inside the Downtown YMCA on Monday.

The wait for YMCA coffee is over. The wait for Andover Mexican food continues.

Here’s a quick update on two restaurants I recently told you about:

▪ Mead’s Corner has opened its new location inside the downtown YMCA. The coffee shop started serving customers on Monday and for now is offering a “soft opening,” designed to help employees get the feel of the new space. Managers plan a grand opening in a few weeks, when signage and menus will be ready to go.

The original Mead’s Corner opened at 430 E. Douglas in 2008. The new shop is taking over the inside the downtown YMCA at 402 N. Market that was vacated when Jason Fisher’s Cafe 402 closed in February. It’s been vacant ever since.

The new cafe will have the same menu as the original location and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. It’s open to anyone, not just YMCA members.

▪ Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant has been working on its new location in Andover for a while, and the work continues. Owner Luis Alfaro had originally hoped to be open by now, but he’s waiting on inspections and then plans to pour a new driveway. He says it may be another month before he can identify an opening date.

The restaurant, which sits just in front of the Dillon’s store on Kellogg in Andover, has been in the works since fall 2014. Stay tuned for updated.

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