What's New At Mid American
New coffee shop to open in new Mid American branch
A new coffee shop will open within Mid American Credit Union’s new facility in northeast Wichita building at 29th Street and Webb Road when the branch opens in fall 2012.
Mid American’s new 4,500-square-foot branch, which will be located just east of the Courtyard Marriott, near the K-96 and Webb interchange, includes space for a wireless café/coffee shop, along with a community meeting room and is based on a new retail-based concept being used at financial institutions elsewhere.
Savories Tasty Shop & Coffee House will occupy about 925 square feet in the new facility. The owner of Savories is Shawn Blattner, who is a co-owner of another Wichita restaurant, Dolci & Joes. Savories, which is projected to be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, will serve gourmet coffees, along with homemade gourmet cheesecakes and ice cream, according to Blattner. There will be a drive-through lane for the cafe, too.
Mid American’s branch is being designed by Kraybill Architect, the same firm that designed Mid American’s main branch at 8404 W. Kellogg (at Kellogg and Tyler). Cessna Employees and Catholic Family Federal credit unions, and possibly one or two Wichita-area credit unions, will partner with Mid American at the new facility.
“We’re really excited to bring a retail-based concept in financial facilities in Wichita and we’re particularly pleased to feature a locally owned small business in this venture,” said Jim Holt, president and CEO of Mid American Credit Union. A large number of Mid American’s members are employees of the more than 300 businesses that have partnered with the credit union to offer financial services to their employees. The branch will feature free-standing teller pods that work like a concierge center for members.