Carrie Rengers

Like Granite City? Might be time for a quick visit

The fate of Wichita’s two Granite City restaurants is a bit murky. If you’re a fan, though, you might want to have a quick visit just in case.
The fate of Wichita’s two Granite City restaurants is a bit murky. If you’re a fan, though, you might want to have a quick visit just in case. The Wichita Eagle

When last we checked in on the situation with Wichita’s two Granite City restaurants, the ownership and landlords were “working toward getting their differences resolved,” according to attorney Pat Hughes, who represents the landlords.

As Have You Heard? previously reported, the landlords of the NewMarket Square and 21st and Webb Road restaurants sued to evict the Minnesota-based company for nonpayment of rent.

Though the parties were talking, it didn’t necessarily sound like it’s to permanently keep the restaurants open but instead to select an acceptable way and date for them to go.

And now?

“The parties have reached a mutually acceptable arrangement to resolve the dispute that resulted in the eviction actions,” Hughes says.

What does that mean?

“I told you what I can tell you.”

New Granite City CEO Dick Lynch hasn’t returned several calls for comment.

We can’t say for certain what’s going to happen or when, but – just to be on the safe side – if you like Granite City, you might pay a visit soon to prepare for any possible outcome.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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