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Dyne Quik to reopen on North Broadway

WICHITA — A year after closing, a new owner is making plans to reopen the Dyne Quik diner at 1202 N. Broadway.

“It’s tradition,” says Efrain Torres. “I used to eat there when I was a little kid.”

Dyne Quik is one of the city’s few remaining Valentine restaurants - metal, mobile diners that Wichita’s Valentine Manufacturing built between 1938 and 1971.

Torres says the restaurant’s previous owners had to close it because the building didn’t have proper restroom facilities. There was only one restroom, and it wasn’t handicapped accessbile.

He says he’s putting in two handicapped-accessible restrooms. Also, Torres says he’ll reupholster Dyne Quik’s dining seats “because they’re so old.”

Otherwise, he says, everything will stay the same.

Look for Dyne Quik to reopen late this year or in early 2010.