TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)-- The Topeka Independent Business Association hosted their monthly membership meeting to discuss topics such as "Is your business ready to sell?" and broker the sale/purchase of a business or property.
Two Guest Speakers from KS Commercial Real Estate discussed the growth of Downtown Topeka.
From the addition of the B&B Theater to several new restaurants and bars downtown, Mike Morse says there is no denying that Topeka is growing.
"It has changed how people look at downtown. Office users want to be downtown, they want to be involved, they want to recruit young talent to it, young people to it because they want to walk to fun places."
While the associations discussed the great real estate achievements by the city, they also took a look ahead.
"We're doing stuff to try and put together land for a convention center and hotel to go chase that. We're talking about a sports pavilion much like Lawrence has with the ten basketball courts and that big facility," said Morse.
Mark Rezac says the construction of Johnny’s Tavern and the theater has shown the public the momentum Topeka has moving forward.
"It's bringing crowds and people back and with the announcement of the Walmart in South Topeka is really getting people excited about Topeka."