Carrie Rengers

Garvey Center gets top branding with new sign

Take a flight around Wichita’s Garvey Center as new sign is put in place

Workers installed new signage atop Wichita’s Garvey Center on Thursday afternoon. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle/Jan. 18, 2018)
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Workers installed new signage atop Wichita’s Garvey Center on Thursday afternoon. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle/Jan. 18, 2018)

For the first time, the Garvey Center is getting a sign atop the largest building in its five-building complex.

In July 2016, members of the Garvey family who own Builders Inc. sold the complex to other members of the family who own Bonavia Properties.

Nick Bonavia decided to put the Garvey Center name and the Bonavia Properties logo on the one-time Holiday Inn at the center at 250 W. Douglas.

The last time any sign was on the building was for the former Century Plaza Hotel, which opened after the Holiday Inn. Century Plaza was in business from the late 1980s to early ’90s.

Garvey Center vice president Larry Weber says the sign will help identify the building, though it won’t change much since the center is about full anyway.

So why after so long without a sign is one going up in 10-degree weather?

“Ahh,” Weber pauses, “I’m not up there doing it.”

Reverie owner Andrew Gough said his new shop should be ready by early December. (Oct. 10, 2017)

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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