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Old Town Martini to close; owners to keep catering business in new location

WICHITA — After a decade in business, Old Town Martini is closing.

But fans of the restaurant in the former Missouri Pacific train depot can still get food by brothers Kassem and Ali Yassine because they'll continue their catering business at 3407 E. Douglas.

"I had a good time here, but I have to do this move," Kassem Yassine says. "In this time and in this economy, I'd rather be small."

Business is still OK, but there are several things prompting the move.

The restaurant's banquet business used to be big, with at least one or two a week.

Now, Ali Yassine says, "We don't see them."