Myoptix Fashion Eyewear to close

WICHITA — Word first started circulating weeks ago that Myoptix Fashion Eyewear may close, and now it’s happening.

“I’d been sick for a long time, and of course they tore up the road,” says owner Jon Herrscher of his space at the northwest corner of Douglas and Oliver.

The economy, though, probably has been the biggest factor.

“I just have to close up,” Herrscher says. “There’s no traffic anymore.”

He’ll stay open for another week or two to sell his inventory, which Herrscher says he’s reduced to his cost or below.

He’s owned the shop for more than seven of its approximately 10 years in business.

Part of the problem is his space is too large, Herrscher says. So he may reopen somewhere else at some point.

If “we just found a little smaller place, more quaint would be better.”

There’s also a chance Herrscher could just sell wholesale or partner with an eye doctor.

“I’m not quite sure what my plans are,” he says. But there’s “no use keeping it open.”

Myoptix isn’t the only business closing on that corner.

As Have You Heard? previously reported, Caffe Posto’s last day in business is Sunday, and Barrier’s will close early in the new year.