Carrie Rengers

An answer to an oft-asked question: What’s up with DRIV Golf Lounge & Brewhouse?

DRIV Golf Lounge & Brewhouse is still in the works near K-96 and Greenwich, but the deal isn’t finalized yet.
DRIV Golf Lounge & Brewhouse is still in the works near K-96 and Greenwich, but the deal isn’t finalized yet. Courtesy illustration

One of the most frequent questions for Have You Heard? lately is what’s happening with the possible DRIV Golf Lounge & Brewhouse near K-96 and Greenwich?

The answer is it’s still in the works, but nothing is finalized yet.

“We’re continuing to work with them to make our project happen,” says Korb Maxwell, a Kansas City-based attorney for Wichita Destination Developers.

It’s been almost a year since we first reported that the developers are working with California-based Thinkwell Group to possibly bring DRIV to a site just north of Stein Mart at Greenwich Place.

Wichita Destination Developers is the Greenwich Place developer and is the master developer for a 400-acre STAR bonds district at K-96 and Greenwich.

“The public financing component is secured, and the ground is secured, and we’re continuing to work with the operator to bring forward the concept,” Maxwell says.

If the Wichita DRIV happens, it would be Thinkwell Group’s first.

It’s a concept similar to the popular Topgolf chain.

Like Topgolf, DRIV will be an entertainment venue with food and drinks that also has a golf component. There will be bays where individuals or teams can drive golf balls that are outfitted with microchips. Points are awarded based off of what the chips record for distance.

“They continue to work on a larger roll out,” Maxwell says of Thinkwell Group’s plans.

If the deal gets finalized, Wichita’s DRIV could move forward as early as spring.

Look for more details in the coming months.

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