What are the plans for the vacant lot south of the Eldridge Hotel?
Nancy Longhurst, general manager of the Eldridge, said an outdoor patio area will be built. The patio, which will serve food, drinks and have live music, will be called Patio34, because Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the Union. Plans for the patio go to the Historic Research Commission on Thursday, and Longhurst said she hopes construction will start in early September. Patio34 is tentatively scheduled to open in late October.