In the News

Downtown Wichita is making headlines. Check here often for the latest mentions in the press and read about ways in which we're moving forward. 

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"Downtown parking garage reopens" 02/12/16 Wichita Business Journal

A long-closed downtown parking garage is back in operation.  read more >>

"Chamber panel optimistic about city's future" 02/11/16 Wichita Business Journal

City and county stakeholders and business leaders aren’t taking lightly a sobering report from a Harvard-trained analyst.  read more >>


"1 Million Cups Wichita will host first entrepreneur presentation next week" 02/03/16 Wichita Eagle

Wichita will gets its first taste of the 1 Million Cups event next week, but organizers hope it leads to a flood of entrepreneurial companies in years to come.  read more >>

"Wichita City Council approves new central library" 02/02/2016 Wichita Eagle

The Wichita City Council chambers erupted in applause Tuesday.  read more >>

"Wichita Festivals reports strong 2015 numbers" 01/26/16 Wichita Eagle 

Wichita Festivals on Tuesday released figures showing growth at its two flagship events – Riverfest and Autumn & Art – in 2015.  read more >>

"Finishing School for Modern Women gets downtown home" 01/26/15 Wichita Eagle

Jill Miller is putting the finishing touches on her Finishing School for Modern Women.  read more >>

"Union Station Smoothie King opens next week " 01/19/16 Wichita Business Journal


Another piece of the Union Station development will open next week.  read more >>

"SNT brings California high tech to Wichita’s downtown" 01/18/16 Wichita Eagle


Tech seems to be bubbling up all over Wichita.  read more >>

"WDDC: $180M in Douglas development initiated in 2015" 01/14/16 Wichita Business Journal

Douglas was a focal point for downtown development in 2015.  read more >>

"Farm Bureau Financial Services is latest CorTen tenant" 01/13/16 Wichita Eagle

Farm Bureau Financial Services agent Pamela Marcenaro is the latest new tenant of the CorTen building at Douglas and Market downtown.  read more >>

"New sign atop 125 N. Market building to change look of Wichita skyline" 01/12/16 Wichita Eagle

A new 9-foot-tall New York Life sign will be installed beginning Tuesday on top of the 125 N. Market building in downtown Wichita.  read more >>

"City to install warning system for Waterman underpass near Intrust arena" 01/11/16 Wichita Eagle

The city of Wichita has ordered a warning system for the Waterman Street railroad underpass near Intrust Bank Arena.  read more >>

"Space Station to open in Old Town on Saturday" 02/07/16 Wichita Eagle

Tevin Jacques is celebrating a grand opening of his new Space Station store.  read more >>

"Developer Bryce Baker helping to cook up vibrancy downtown" 01/06/16 Wichita Eagle

Bryce Baker believes in downtown Wichita. 

"Lemongrass: A Taste of Vietnam will open in Old Town Square in April" 01/05/16 Wichita Eagle

Another Wichita restaurateur has settled on a name for his new restaurant.  read more >>

"Greyhound relocating to city’s downtown transit station" 01/02/16 Wichita Eagle

Greyhound, the country’s largest intercity bus provider, will soon move to Wichita’s downtown transit center.  read more >>

"Ambassador sets itself apart with AAA designation" 01/01/16 Wichita Business Journal

If you’re looking for a AAA Four Diamond hotel in Kansas, you’re going to have to come to Wichita.  read more >>


"Group to buy, redevelop former Spaghetti Works building downtown" 12/27/15 Wichita Eagle

After a long period of inactivity, it looks like there’s once again hope.  read more >>

"PEC finds new use for former Chilton Billiards space downtown" 12/22/15 Wichita Business Journal

Professional Engineering Consultants is creating a health and fitness center in the former Chilton Billiards.  read more >>

"Garden Grill Cafe to get new owner, move" 12/21/15 Wichita Eagle


Downtown’s Garden Grill Cafe is in transition on a couple of levels.  read more >>

"Weigand-Omega expanding downtown office" 12/21/15 Wichita Business Journal

Weigand-Omega Management Inc. is expanding its downtown Wichita headquarters.  read more >>

"Accounting firm M&L commits to city’s ‘thriving core’" 12/21/15 Wichita Eagle

M&L CPAs Chartered will remain at its downtown location.  read more >>

"Visit Wichita - Garth Brooks shows worth $6.4 million in new economic activity" 12/18/15 Wichita Eagle

The series of Garth Brooks concerts earlier this month generated $6.4 million worth of new economic activity in the area.  read more >>

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