Daily Archives: Sept. 29, 2009

Pauly’s Productions opens in Delano

delano2WICHITA — Today is the first day of business for Pauly’s Productions, a new studio at 827 W. Maple in Delano.

Paul Jacobs started the business to offer studio time and lessons.

Joshua Wiley is the full-time instructor for guitar and bass.

Jacobs is looking to bring on a piano teacher next.

The business will be open seven days a week. Jacobs thinks he’d like to offer studio time on the weekends and lessons during the week.

The studio has a vocal booth and a drum room.

“It is all state-of-the-art,” Jacobs says. “I record everything in high definition. We have both digital and analog equipment.”

Wiley says lessons will be in “everything from classical to metal to music theory — everything.”

Instruments can be provided for the studio time and lessons.

“We understand the economy is kind of in the dumps right now,” Wiley says.

He has a degree in special education and would like to offer some kind of musical opportunity to special-needs children.

“I’ve got the patience for it, but I’m not sure how to go about it,” Wiley says.

He’d like to hear from parents about what they might like.

“The main thing we try to do is to have a good time while being productive,” Jacobs says.

Online store Chapter 34 to sell designer goods

tonya2WICHITA — Tonya Harge says she’s giddy about opening an online business next month, though it has its roots in something sad.

Harge previously worked in senior and child care, but then she lost her grandmother and mother in a short period of time.

“You really can’t care for others if you don’t take care of yourself first,” Harge says.

So she took time off and traveled abroad.

Her travels gave Harge the idea for Chapter 34, an online boutique for designer products.

“It’s the new chapter in my life,” Harge says. “I’m creating a one-stop shop for designer goods.”

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You don’t say

“Batten down the hatches and get rid of your Chiefs tickets — although maybe that’s not really a sacrifice.”

— Mechanical contractor Don Vaughn II on what it’ll take to make it through the current drought in construction

Restaurant still in the works for former Red Mesa Grill space

WICHITA — Syed Jillani still has plans to open a restaurant in the former Red Mesa Grill space at 756 N. Tyler, but the financial picture has changed — for him and perhaps his customers.

Jillani hoped to open Grilled Cheez in the space, which is where he’s operating his Wichita Private Chef’s Catering.

He’s now rethinking the restaurant’s concept and planning something that might be more economically appealing to diners in a tough economy.

Also, Jillani is about $14,000 behind on taxes — he’s not sure of the amount — and has requested a payment plan from the state.

Still, he hopes to open the restaurant by the end of the year.

“I just pray for that,” Jillani says.

He may not use the Grilled Cheez name depending on the concept.

Nor is he certain if the food will be American or European.

Whatever it is, he says, it will be “something unique.”