Several businesses that Have You Heard? reported are opening or moving have now either opened or are about to.
That includes the Pink Saloon, which will reopen on Black Friday. Brooke Hebert is moving her women’s clothing shop from Douglas and Oliver to the new addition of the Waterfront at the northwest corner of 13th and Webb.
“It looks amazing, honestly,” Hebert says. “I’m not saying that to brag because I didn’t do it.”
On the west side at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize, David Hensley has opened the first of three uBreakiFix stores he has planned for the market.
Hensley also has Disciple Tech, which repairs computers, mobile devices and game consoles, but he says he wanted to expand his business by partnering with San Francisco-based SquareTrade, which offers insurance on mobile devices. Each uBreakiFix store is an authorized SquareTrade repair facility.
Downtown, Lou’s Charcuteria and Bar will have a soft opening starting on Monday and will have a grand opening on Dec. 7.
Luis “Big Lou” Lopez II and his daughter, Erica, are opening the business in the former Walkers Bar & Venue space on South Commerce Street east of Intrust Bank Arena.
Erica Lopez says they plan 30 vintage cocktails, charcuterie boards and sandwiches. There will be buffets on nights there are events at the arena.
Next door, John David Payne and Cody Hibarger are opening the Hungry Heart & WHOLE Brewing Co. in the former Jettys Pizza space.
Payne says their soft opening should come two or three days after Lou’s soft opening, and Hungry Heart’s grand opening most likely will be Dec. 8.
The business will be a gastropub and microbrewery with about half a dozen craft beers.
WHOLE stands for Wichita’s House of Living Elixirs.
Finally, back on the east side Jim Stevens is preparing to open his third Pie Five Pizza on Dec. 19.
It’s opening near the southwest corner of 21st and Rock where Beauty First closed.
Stevens already opened Pie Fives next to his Applebee’s at Maple and Ridge and at NewMarket Square.
There’s some work going on at the Applebee’s that used to be next to Beauty First.
Stevens moved the restaurant to the Plazzio development at 13th and Greenwich, but he doesn’t have a tenant for the old space yet.
“We’re just cleaning everything out,” he says.
Stevens says he’s removing all the walls within the building to appeal to a new occupant.
“Basically, I’m spending a few bucks and turning it into a plain white box.”