By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
The overhead structure from the Campbell Plaza stage made it to its new home a block and a half north.
Unruh House Moving of Galva transported the structure from Campbell Plaza north on Fifth Street to E. Ash Street, then west on Ash Street to the parking lot on the southwest corner of the Ash Street/N. Santa Fe Avenue intersection.
From the City of Salina Facebook page:
There it will be installed as a stage covering for a new plaza the city is developing at that location, according to information from the city. The new plaza is scheduled to be completed in March of 2022.
The structure was removed from Campbell Plaza as part of an agreement between the city and Wheat State Hospitality, Inc., which is developing the property at 123 S. Santa Fe Avenue that adjoins Campbell Plaza on the north for what it says is the "unofficial downtown front porch."
Wheat State Hospitality, Inc., plans to open the Prickly Pear Grill & Cantina, a Tex-Mex infused eating and entertainment venue that will include outdoor seating on Campbell Plaza.
"The Prickly Pear Grill & Cantina will provide a comfortable, family friendly environment that will include indoor and outdoor seating in addition to frequent live music performed by popular regional acts," Wheat State Hospitality, Inc., told Salina Post in May.
The Salina City Commission on May 17 paved the way for the Prickly Pear concept to open when the commission authorized the city manager to execute a licensing agreement and a transferee agreement with Wheat State Hospitality, Inc., for the use of Campbell Plaza.
According to Wheat State Hospitality, Inc., the Prickly Pear Grill & Cantina will feature:
•Chef-inspired Tex-Mex menu with oversized salads, loaded tacos, and mouth-watering over-the-top hamburgers.
•Extensive bar menu with a hand-picked selection of bottle and draft beers and “soon-to-be-famous margaritas.”
•Convenient online ordering from its pick-up and go menu.
•Regular live music nights in the warmer seasons with well-known area musicians.
•Indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating, offering the best place to meet throughout the year.