Carrie Rengers, The Wichita Eagle

Carrie Rengers

The Wichita Eagle

Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Carrie:

‘Small but mighty’: Newcomer Cruse unseats Ranzau on Sedgwick County Commission

Two new Sedgwick County commissioners will join the board as some members are under investigation by the FBI for potential obstruction of justice. → Read More

4th Congressional race called for Ron Estes, marking second win over James Thompson

Incumbent Republican congressman Ron Estes won re-election in Kansas’ 4th District in the U.S. House on Tuesday night, handily defeating his Democratic challenger, James Thompson. → Read More

Wichita is close to a deal with New Orleans Baby Cakes Triple-A baseball team

Several sources have confirmed that Wichita is in talks with the New Orleans Baby Cakes franchise, an affiliate of the Miami Marlins, to be Wichita’s new Triple-A team. → Read More

Tiny homes controversy is anything but small and cute

The proposed MicroMansions tiny homes development near 143rd Street and Harry is generating a lot of controversy — and a few threats. → Read More

One Papa Murphy’s has closed, but another will take its place

The Papa Murphy’s near the southeast corner of 21st and Webb Road has closed, but another one will open elsewhere. → Read More

Genesis Health Clubs continues Midwest march with purchase of two more gyms

Genesis Health Clubs is continuing its acquisition march across the Midwest with the purchase of two more clubs, this time in Kansas City. Rodney Steven II on Thursday announced that Genesis acquired both World Gym sites in Kansas City. → Read More

Cracker Barrel chooses Wichita for its first Kansas restaurant in 20 years

The long saga of whether or not Cracker Barrel is or is not coming to the Taft and Ridge Road area is over. As the Tuesday e-mail from a representative of the Tennessee-based company said: "Today is the first time Cracker Barrel has confirmed this location." → Read More

Absolute Natural Stones diversifies into more than just rocks

For years, Absolute Natural Stones owners Nazir and Ammar Jesri have had to refer customers looking for plants to other businesses. Now, they're selling plant containers from one gallon up to 15 gallons. → Read More

Blade & Timber will feature axes and alcohol in Delano

Wichita is on the front end of a surprising new trend. Blade & Timber, an ax-throwing bar, is coming to Delano next month. → Read More

Cracker Barrel wants west-side deal but doesn't have one yet

Despite some signs that some people are taking as fact, there is no confirmed deal for a west-side Cracker Barrel. → Read More

Bubba Dog Bakery & Doggie Day Care to open on West Central

Carrie Baer has sold her Bubba Dog Bakery treats through farmers’ markets, but she’s now opening a Bubba Dog Bakery & Doggie Day Care storefront. → Read More

Shocker Knockers? Wichita businessman considers names for new restaurant

Abdul Arif, a restaurateur in Wichita, said Shocker Knockers and Busted Bourbons are among the names he’s considering for his new restaurant. He hopes the establishment will be at once “very subtle” and similar to Hooters or Twin Peaks. → Read More

Frank Hopkins and Levi Fitzmier are closing their FNL Denim

Not quite a year and a half after opening their first storefront, Frank Hopkins and Levi Fitzmier are closing their FNL Denim. → Read More

Zoes Kitchen to open at Waterfront Plaza on Friday

Zoes Kitchen is opening Friday at Waterfront Plaza at 13th and Webb Road. → Read More

Zoes Kitchen to open at Waterfront Plaza on Dec. 14

Zoes Kitchen is opening at Waterfront Plaza on Dec. 14 → Read More

Oakcrest Pet Hospital is moving and expanding

Johnnie Bruner is moving his Oakcrest Pet Hospital from the intersection of 119th and Central, but not by much. → Read More

Puzzle Plex escape room to move and expand in Derby

Eric Petre and Curtis Fischer are moving and expanding their Puzzle Plex escape room business in Derby. → Read More

Brandon Steven's new 6S Steakhouse has a large Wichita cityscape mural

Brandon Steven’s new 6S Steakhouse isn’t quite ready to be revealed yet – look for it to open in December – but a cityscape mural at the restaurant is. → Read More

Fourth Wichita-area Hardee’s to open at Tyler Pointe

Hardee’s is going to open at Occidental Management’s Tyler Pointe development in March or April. → Read More

‘I was so lucky,’ retiring Pars Oriental Rug Gallery owner says

Pars Oriental Rug Gallery owner Ben Raisdana is retiring after 50 years in business in Wichita. → Read More