June 20, 2019 Supporting Manhattan-area entrepreneurs, businesses, events

Spring Roundup: Comings & Goings of Local Businesses

Axe to Grind Social House is set to open in April near Highway 24 and McCall Road. The new ax throwing company has announced 6 more locations to open in 2019 including Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado, San Antonio, Texas and three other locations in the lonestar state. Axe to Grind has also partnered with the (WATL) World Axe Throwing League that hosts tournaments around the world. The WATL will allow Axe to Grind customers to compete in tournaments locally on a national level.

MHK Business News Axe to Grind

Prairie Salt Therapy has opened at 1140 Westloop Plaza and offers a unique experience in relaxation and healing. Their services include halotherapy, yoga, mindfulness, and craniosacral therapy. Rooms have Himalayan salt covered, heated floors and salt lamps that is said to bring health benefits to skin, respiratory and overall wellness.

Wildcat Fitness and Fun has opened second fitness center in Blue Township at the Heritage Center. The new fitness center opened last week and has also operated its original location in Anneberg Circle for more than 25 years by the Fateley family.

Wildcat Fitness and Fun Center

Braums has committed to opening its first Manhattan location at the corner of Scenic Drive and Anderson Avenue in the newly developed intersection. The restaurant and ice cream chain has 300 stores throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. This location will have their known fresh market section stocking everyday grocery items. It has not been announced when they would begin construction. The City of Manhattan confirmed the opening via Twitter on February 28th.

Braums Manhattan Kansas

The Midwest Dream Car Collection is set to open on April 13th, 2019 in the former Ray’s Apple Market at 3047 Anderson Avenue. Ward and Brenda Morgan are the owners of the 60+ car collection and museum they have amassed in the last 24 months. The Morgans purchased the 55,000 square foot building in April of 2018 to store a few cars they purchased and then decided to open it up to the public to enjoy complete with the opportunity to purchases beverages, beer & wine, see the mechanics shop, book a conference room and a caterer’s kitchen.

Midwest Dream Car Collection Manhattan Kansas


Fortuity, a women boutique store closed its Manhattan location on Poyntz Avenue on March 16th after its lease was up and will continue to operate its Kansas City location in the Plaza district. The former Poyntz Avenue location is currently under renovation to merge space with the former Glass Impression store. An unannounced retailer will occupy the new renovated location.

The Wall, an authentic Mexican restaurant, has closed in Aggieville after six months of business. The restaurant was located at 712 N. Manhattan Avenue in the former Dancing Ganesha Indian restaurant.

Rockstars & Rogers, a used clothing store located at 1108 Laramie Street, has closed its doors on March 1st, 2019 recently after relocating back to Aggieville from Downtown. The store has been around since early 2000 and has operated in several locations since. According to their Facebook page regarding their going out of business sale, the store said “It appears that the proposed re-zoning will probably displace many businesses. Laramie Plaza is slated to be torn down when this goes through which is the most likely scenario.
It explains a lot regarding our current situation. They will put in a parking lot and rebuild store fronts streetside with apartments above them.”

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