Partnership President Invited to Speak at Inaugural Henry’s Society Event
Written by Emily Younger
Partnership President Jeff Fluhr highlighted the transformation of Downtown Wichita and the revitalization efforts to spur economic growth at the Henry’s Society inaugural gathering on April 6.
The kick-off event celebrated the rich history and resurgence of 124 S. Broadway, the former Henry’s Clothing Company building now home to WSU Tech’s National Institute of Culinary and Hospitality Education (NICHE).
“What a momentous day for the City of Wichita, WSU Tech, the Henry’s Society and the downtown core,” said Fluhr in his opening remarks. “The transformation of the Henry’s building signifies the completion of Block One, an effort started more than a decade ago, to reenergize the very block of downtown buildings we are standing in today.”
Henry’s, a family-owned clothing retailer known for its high-quality merchandise, operated inside 124 S. Broadway from 1948 to 1984. The building was vacant until the spring of 2023 when WSU Tech in partnership with Douglas Market Development opened NICHE, a state-of-the-art culinary institute in the heart of downtown.