Carrie Rengers

Corky’s Pub & Grub to open on West Street in September

Corky Oden plans to open Corky’s Pub & Grub in the former Soggy Bottom spaces at 779 and 767 N. West St.
Corky Oden plans to open Corky’s Pub & Grub in the former Soggy Bottom spaces at 779 and 767 N. West St. The Wichita Eagle

Former aircraft and construction worker Corky Oden had plans to open a nightclub, but he says the way the city’s zoning laws are, it made sense to go ahead and include a restaurant, too.

He’s planning to open Corky’s Pub & Grub in the former Soggy Bottom space – or, actually, spaces – at 779 and 767 N. West St.

“This is kind of a new adventure for me all the way,” Oden says.

He’s planning a full restaurant with steaks, sandwiches, chicken dishes and “foot-long ripper dogs that are all doused up.”

Oden also is planning a late-night breakfast from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

“We’re kind of just starting off small at first,” he says.

The “grub” portion of the business will be in 6,300 square feet.

The “pub” portion will be in just over 7,000 square feet. There will be live bands for rock, country and jazz shows along with karaoke, pool tables and dart boards. Oden plans to offer pool tournaments as well.

Look for the business to open by Sept. 1.

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

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