Carrie Rengers

Medical complex going up at 21st, Ridge

A 15,000-square-foot medical complex is under construction at 2135 N. Ridge Road behind Red Bean's Bayou Grill and McDonald's .

Cook Construction owner Larry Cook and his brother, Gerry , are building the complex with New Medical Health Care physicians Greg Lakin and William Simon .

"They're actually having a presence in there, too," Larry Cook says of Lakin and Simon. "They needed some more room."

New Medical Health Care is at 2131 N. Ridge Road.

The new complex with have seven medical and dental tenants.

Cook says he's still finalizing some of the leases.

He's finishing the pad site now and expects the building to be ready in three months.

Look for more information on the tenants before then.

Park this

Almost a year ago, Have You Heard? first reported that the former Allegiant GMAC Real Estate building at 4601 E. Douglas, which some people remember better as former Associated advertising space, would become Office Park Plaza .

Contractors Christian Shomberg and Mark Eggel bought the red brick Colonial-style building near Douglas and Oliver to create a concept that Shomberg described as similar to Max Cole's Office This on East Harry.

They'll offer office suites and full-service office needs, such as reception, phones and shared conference rooms.

The two say there's been extensive remodeling at the building, which sat empty since late 2008.

There will be an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on May 25, with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m.


Twin Peaks is opening — just a bit behind schedule — next week in the former Timberline Steakhouse & Grill space at 8310 E. 21st St.

"We had a heck of a time getting our timbers in," franchisee Rusty Rathbun says.

Rathbun is referring to the chain's signature big wooden columns because, in addition to Twin Peaks being as veiled a reference as Hooters , there really is a lodge look at the restaurant as well.

The restaurant will open for half-days — 5 p.m. to midnight — starting Tuesday.

Then its regular schedule will begin May 23.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Rathbun says he's going to gauge customer demand for a possible west-side Twin Peaks as well.

You don't say

"FYI, in case you were wondering, R & J Discount Liquor has no plans to start serving frozen yogurt."

—R & J Discount Liquor owner Jeff Breault , joking in an e-mail about the current yogurt craze in Wichita