The Midwest in general and Wichita in particular may not always have the best — or accurate — reputations, but once people have been here, they certainly seem to be easily persuaded about the area’s charms.
Lord almighty, stop the presses. At long — very long — last, Steve Jahn is days away from opening his Nifty Nut House in its new space. That happens to be next to his existing store at Elm and St. Francis.
Half Price Books has been buying books and other items from the public since early October, but now the new store at Eastgate Plaza at Kellogg and Rock Road now is opening so customers can start buying, too.
A nurse at Children’s Mercy hospital wanted to donate a kidney to a patient but wasn’t a match. So the hospital worked with KU to start a transplant chain that ended with three patients getting new kidneys.
Even before Occidental Management’s renovation of Union Station is complete, the company is taking on another nearby building to refurbish and expand. It’s a former icehouse on nearby South Rock Island.
A Wichita board voted Tuesday to deny a plan to demolish the defunct Mead’s Corner Methodist coffee shop building. Meanwhile the City Council considers details of tax funding and parking plan for replacement.
Tulsa-based QuikTrip has been testing a new security plan in Wichita that it’s now getting ready to implement there. The company has tested a security employee at its store at Kellogg and Broadway in Wichita.
Wichita Fire Department firefighters dressed as superheroes — Batman, Captain America, the Hulk, Spider-man, Thor and the Green Lantern — rappelled down the side of Wesley Children’s Hospital on Thursday.