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Stroud's staying put for now

WICHITA — Stroud’s is going to remain where it is — for now.

There was a chance that the longtime Wichita restaurant on Hillside near 37th Street North was going to move, but owner Doug Farha has signed a new lease with options on how long he will stay.

“It’s hard to duplicate that building,” Farha says. “It’s an old building . . . but it’s got a lot of character.”

The building is out of the way compared to a lot of restaurants more prominently located, though.

“I hope we can bring it back to get some additional exposure on it,” Farha says of remodeling plans he has.

“We’re going to be fixing up the outside of the building,” he says. That includes changing the entrance of the restaurant from the rear to the front.

“We’re looking forward to getting it spruced up and staying there for the time being,” Farha says. “It’s a great destination location.”