Andy’s Woods By Design to close at the end of the year

WICHITA — After fourteen years in business in Old Town, Andy’s Woods By Design is closing.

“We have some health issues in the family that we need to address, so that takes priority,” says Carol Anderson, who owns the business with her husband, Andy.

They have a lot to look forward to, though.

“We are at the stage in our life that it’s time to make changes and take some vacations,” Anderson says.

Also, the couple is expecting its first grandchild in March.

The eclectic Andy’s Woods, which is at 300 N. Mead, sells gourmet food, home decor items, souvenirs and, until a month ago, custom woodworking.

The Andersons stopped taking new woodworking orders in order to get everything done by the time they close at the end of the year.

A closing sale starts Oct. 19.

“There’s a little excitement, but there’s a lot of regret because we like it down here,” Carol Anderson says. “We love Old Town. It’s a wonderful place to be, and we’ve had a lot of good customers come in.

“We have a made a lot of good friends.”