Jack Fasciano is still on the hunt for space for his Angelo’s Wichita Bake at Home Italian Foods.
“I’m getting a little bit depressed just waiting around,” he says.
Fasciano had settled on the former Toni D’s Deli & Catering space in Carriage Parkway at 650 N. Carriage Parkway but then changed his mind.
“I worry that we’d have too many lonely nights in that location.”
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Fasciano thought he almost had another deal, but that didn’t work out either, so he was back looking at new space Thursday afternoon.
A couple of local and state groups are helping Fasciano reopen, and he says part of the stipulation is he locate in a distressed area.
“I’m not talking dilapidated,” he says.
It could simply mean a building that’s been vacant for a time.
Fasciano is regularly fielding questions from people who helped raise $40,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to help restart Angelo’s, which was a longtime Wichita favorite.
“I owe it to the community that I get this place open,” he says.
Other than not having a building, Fasciano says he’s “ready to go.”
“I’ve got my tennis shoes by the door,” he says. “I’ve got to do something because my biological clock is tickin’, tickin’, tickin.”