The Alley is sure to be a Salina family favorite! Once open at the intersection of 5th and Ash Street in downtown Salina, the indoor entertainment facility will feature state-of-the-art bowling lanes, black light bowling, laser tag, Hologate virtual reality experiences, a family-friendly arcade, AJ’s Sports Grill and a bowling pro shop. Opening Summer 2019. → More info
Planning is underway for a world-class automotive history museum at 108 S. 4th as part of Salina’s downtown redevelopment project. The museum will have an educational component with exhibits to teach visitors how motors operate, how to change a tire, the history of the automobile and more. Expected opening in 2020. → More info
Well-known Kansas restauranteurs Jason Cao and Kevin O’Brien are joining forces to create Barolo Grille, a steak, sushi and seafood restaurant that will be located at 120 S. Santa Fe Avenue. The two have more than 50 years of combined restaurant management and ownership experience. Barolo Grille will be the only true steak and seafood concept in Salina. With estimated average tickets of $13 for lunch and $32 for dinner, Barolo Grille will offer fine cuisine, small plates, an extensive wine menu and a well-appointed atmosphere. In addition, the restaurant will feature patio dining, a full bar and a private meeting room. It is scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. → More info
This five-story hotel is under construction on Mulberry Street between south Santa Fe Avenue and south 5th Street in downtown Salina. Once complete, it will provide easy access to Salina’s premier businesses and Salina Regional Health Center as well as a diverse variety of arts, dining, entertainment, shopping and sports venues. The hotel will feature a Starbucks® on the corner of Santa Fe Avenue and Mulberry Street with outdoor patio seating. Opening late summer 2019. → More info
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is a traditional, casual dining restaurant specializing in Chicago-style pizzas, taproom classics and craft beer. Old Chicago is also the home of the World Beer Tour, which rewards members for enjoying 110 of the best craft beers from across the globe. It opened its doors in December 2018 and will be a great addition to downtown Salina! → More info
The Salina Fieldhouse is the cornerstone for Salina’s downtown resurgence. A 68,500 square foot indoor sports facility located at 140 N. 5th Street, the Salina Fieldhouse hosts tournaments, league play, practices, camps and clinics. The Salina Fieldhouse was made possible through the cooperation of a public-private partnership including the Salina Regional Health Center.
The licensed Starbucks® café will be located at the corner of Santa Fe Avenue and Mulberry Street. The coffee café will be housed within the new Homewood Suites by Hilton® hotel, currently under construction. Starbucks® will be accessible from both the street and inside the hotel and will feature indoor seating and an outdoor patio, thanks to the widened sidewalks which are part of the Santa Fe Avenue streetscape improvements. Its target opening date is late 2019. → More info
Standing as the grande dame of downtown Salina since it was built in 1931, the Stiefel Theatre is experiencing a renaissance and plans to undergo major renovations which will include a tower light sculpture to replace the theatre’s spire that was destroyed in a storm in the 1950s. Additional upgrades that are planned for the theatre include stage and sound improvements and renovations to dressing rooms, public restrooms and the second floor bar.
There is something about YaYa’s Euro Bistro that is both sophisticated and whimsical. The eclectic menu is inspired by a combination of Italian, French and Greek cuisines. Mediterranean Euro bites share the menu with oak fired pizzas, rich, creative pastas and an array of the freshest seafood dishes and innovative entrees. The restaurant will be located within the Homewood Suites by Hilton®, currently under construction on Mulberry Street between south Santa Fe Avenue and south 5th Street in downtown Salina. Opening late 2019. → More info