WICHITA — There's a few restaurant changes coming to Old Town, including the departure of a longtime Wichita restaurant.
No one at Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill is talking yet, but the restaurant at 233 N. Mosley will be closing.
"Basically, they had a 10-year lease, and the lease was up, and they decided not to renew," says Old Town developer Dave Burk.
He's working on a possible new tenant.
"I think I'm close," Burk says.
Already closed is German restaurant Imbiss Grille, which was on the west side of Old Town Square.
The owner didn't return numerous calls in November and December regarding the possible closure.
A new restaurant, Todd Brians Brick Street Cafe & Tavern, is opening in its place.
"It's something I've been working on my whole career," says owner Chris Tincher.
He's so far spent his career working for others. Tincher spent the bulk of his time with Amarillo Grill but also worked for P.F. Chang's, Piztros and Ted's Montana Grill.
He's naming his restaurant after his brother, who died three years ago.
"It's just in his memory," Tincher says. "There will be some featured dishes that were some of his favorite."
Tincher calls his restaurant an American cafe, which will have dishes such as crawfish etouffee, taco plates and cheeseburgers.
He thinks Old Town Square is an ideal location.
"The downtown business district has really grown nicely over the last five years," Tincher says. "I personally enjoy going down there and seeing movies and having dinner."
He plans to open in early February. Tincher isn't nervous about finally doing his own venture.
"I'm on a high about it right now. I really am."