September 22, 2019 Supporting Manhattan-area entrepreneurs, businesses, events

Latest Comings & Goings of Local Businesses

  • Liquid Art Winery announced their craft cider release on May 15th called Dave & Dani Craft Cider. The 4 bottle, 12 ounce design will be begin selling in June and is available to take home from the winery. The cider will also be locally distributed to retail liquor stores across Kansas. Owners David and Danielle Tegtmeier opened the winery in 2016 and have recently finished a major facility expansion located at 1745 Wildcat Creek Road.
  • El Patron Restaurant and Cantina located on 429 Poyntz Avenue in the former Hibachi Hut location is set to have a grand opening on Friday, June 8th. The restaurant will be participating in the Taste of Downtown event on Wednesday, June 6th.
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken is celebrating their grand opening on June 12th. Between 8:30am-9am, there will be an entry period for 20 people to receive free Cane’s for one year. Additionally, the first 100 dine-in customers will receive a t-shirt and voucher for a free combo meal.
  • Harbor Freight Tools has set a grand opening date for July 4th at the former Hastings building located at 626 Tuttle Creek Boulevard. A soft opening is set for June 26th and will be the 8th store in Kansas.

  • Blue Vista wedding and event venue located on Tuttle Creek Lake in Randolph, is nearing completion and preparing for their first events. Owners Amber and Drew Vennum purchased the 50 acre plot in 2016 and have embarked on a journey to build a beautiful venue with a lake view, jeep rentals, and trails throughout the property. They are booking weddings and events for the rest of 2018 and for 2019.
  • Old Navy has opened the doors at 411 E. Poyntz Ave in the Plaza De Maria shopping center next to Academy Sports, Five Below, and Ross. 

  • The Dusty Bookshelf finally has progress as concrete crews have begun pouring new footings in the building. Roger and Sherilyn Bender of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, own the building, which has been in their family since the 1940s. 

“Our hope is to get this going as quickly as possible,” storeowner Diane Meredith said in a Manhattan Mercury interview. “We plan to realize our full vision one way or another.”

The building itself is 6 months away from being completed.

  • Manhattan Running Company, located at 1129 Garden Way, announced on April 30th about the launch of their online store and delivery options called Store to Door. The online store allows you to pay online and pickup at the store or have delivery in Manhattan within 24 hours. Shipping is also available.

  • Dancing Ganesha, an Indian restaurant located in Aggieville announced it’s closing on May 28 via social media with a post that stated, “thank you to our loyal customers, but unfortunately there just weren’t enough of you. We will keep you posted on what the future holds for 712 North Manhattan Ave.”

The company currently is considered delinquent by the Kansas Secretary of State because it hasn’t filed its most recent annual report.

  • PepperJax also announced it’s closing several weeks ago through a posted in the window. “To our loyal PepperJax fans: Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your community. We are sorry to inform you that this location has permanently closed.
  • Manhattan Shoe Repair located on 216 s. 4th Street will be closing due to owner retiring.
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