Carrie Rengers

Twizted Cafe is closed; second La Chinita Mexican Restaurant to open

Twizted Cafe in Old Town Square
Twizted Cafe in Old Town Square

Twizted Confections owners Bruce and Tina Reesman have closed their Twizted Cafe in Old Town Square.

“It’s going under a new format and new owner,” Bruce Reesman says.

He only announced the restaurant in May, but Reesman says family medical issues out of state have forced him to close it.

“My first try at trying to run it remotely from out of town didn’t work well, let’s put it that way,” he says. “And then I’m going to be selling the east side location also.”

Twizted Confections at Central and Woodlawn in the Normandie shopping center is for sale.

“I’ve had a lot of people express interest, but nobody has done anything as of yet,” Reesman says.

He says the 3-year-old business has a loyal following.

In the Old Town space, the co-owners of La Chinita Mexican Restaurant are going to open a second restaurant of the same name.

“As soon as I get my license,” says Eduardo Sebastian, who is opening the business with his brother-in-law, Alex Ziad.

“I’m hoping the first week of September.”

The 45-seat restaurant will serve the same items that La Chinita, which is at 14th and Broadway, has been known for since it opened in 1976.

“We might add a few items,” Sebastian says, “but for right now we’re thinking about having the same menu.”

Look for more details closer to the restaurant’s opening.

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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