by Kim Hynes (WICHITA, Kan.)
Fight hunger with the same passion you fought the Lord's Diner. That's what Mayor Carl Brewer told church leaders in north east Wichita Tuesday. He and other council members expressed their disappointment about the second Lord's Diner proposal being withdrawn. But the mayor doesn't blame the Lord's Diner after the way they were treated.
"I'm really upset, I wish they could come to some other conclusion," said Latosha Jones. She wants a conclusion that gives her the ability to eat at a Lord's Diner in north east Wichita. "I was really looking forward to it. I don't want to go all the way downtown, with gas and everything. It would have been nice to have it up here," she said.
Not everyone felt the same way. So after months of growing opposition, the Lord's Diner pulled it's proposal. "I can understand why they pulled out. And I can't say I would have stayed that long as an individual," said Mayor Carl Brewer. He says he doesn't like how the opposition handled the situation. "I was a little disappointed because at the end of the day, it's the people that are in the community that are in need."