I’m not exactly sure what will happen with the Century II building in downtown Wichita. The Save Century II group suffered a setback recently in their efforts to prevent the building from being torn down. It’s a hot topic for people who want Century II to remain as well as those who want it to be demolished and replaced with something else.
I started thinking about ideas for what to do with Century II in the event it’s torn down but everything I came up would not be received well and cause further divide. So, I kept coming up with more questionable, bad (or good) ideas and jotted them down. If you care to read every polarizing idea, enjoy:
Naftzger Park II
Every good park deserves a sequel. What if they tore down Century II and put in AstroTurf, the biggest dog park in town, and a huge stage for more outdoor concerts?
What’s more polarizing than Cheesecake Factory. And imagine the biggest one ever being built on the ground Century II used to be in? Even though we know the chances of the restaurant coming to Wichita are 0.0000005%, let’s just say hypothetically the city gave a huge incentive for Cheesecake Factory to come?
Multi-Purpose Commercial Use Facility
Downtown needs a grocery store, but why utilize it for a good idea? How polarizing would it be if a multi-purpose commercial use facility was built and filled with businesses like more vape shops and pay day loans? I’m talking ten different pay day loan businesses in one building. Give the consumers options!
Andy’s Frozen Custard
If College Hill doesn’t want an Andy’s Frozen Custard, let’s just tear down Century II and put an Andy’s there complete with seven drive thru’s and a huge patio space for customers to hang out at. Then place a big lot for food trucks to park at as well.
A Second Baseball Stadium
People were upset when the original baseball stadium was built. Why not piss them off even more and build a second baseball stadium less than a mile away from the other one?
Sell The Property to Two Guys from Minnesota
Another idea is to sell the property to two guys from Minnesota at 25% of their value and let them decide what to do with it.
Wichita missed out on its opportunity to have a downtown casino in 2007. This is now the chance to capitalize on the opportunity.
Have any other questionable ideas on what to do with Century II in the event if it’s torn down? I’d love to hear them. If you read this and took any part of this seriously, you should probably stop reading anything from this website moving forward.
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