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Village Inn remodeling will bring it into this century

WICHITA — The 25-year-old Village Inn at 7020 W. Central will be closed next week for remodeling that restaurant employees say will bring it into the 21st Century.

“It does feel like it’s 1985,” says Seth Leach, general manager. With the renovation, he says, “It’s going to feel more like today.”

The restaurant is going to get wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs and $250,000 worth of new carpet, wallpaper and paint, among other things.

Instead of the predominant 1980s dusty rose, the restaurant will now be several shades of pastel.

“They’re like Easter egg colors,” Leach says.

Sauerwein Construction is doing the remodeling.

Leach says prices won’t change at the restaurant.

Depending on how this remodeling goes, the South Rock Road Village Inn could be remodeled next. Leach says the Derby Village Inn isn’t very old and doesn’t need remodeling. And the South Meridian Village Inn already was remodeled in another style last year.

The West Central Village Inn will close at 3 p.m. Sunday and reopen June 13 at 6 a.m.