After a lengthy, emotional and wide-ranging debate, City Council members put off their decision about supporting the proposed Bowllagio development at Maize and Kellogg for one week.
The indecision followed presentations by Food Network chef Aaron Sanchez, who has proposed a unique Mexican restaurant at Bowllagio, and representative with Nylo Hotels, which would add a 125- room boutique hotel to the site.
Several council members said they’d love to have Bowllagio in Wichita, but that they can’t support a move to endorse the use of $13 million in STAR bonds, a state tool that use sales tax dollars to help fund development of major tourism draws. They worry that not enough analysis has been done to show the project won’t put other local bowling alleys out of business. (more…)