Muse-E-Yum to close next month

WICHITA — The peripatetic Muse-E-Yum — which opened in Old Town in 2003, then moved to Central and Woodlawn and then to Douglas and Rock — is now closing.

“We’ve given this a shot,” says owner Jan Green.

She and her husband, Ron, now have other plans.

“We started a Web-based travel business a few months ago,” she says. “I really want to devote more of my time to that.”

The economy also is a factor.

“Things are really unpredictable right now,” Green says. “That’s part of it, but it’s not all of it.”

The bigger thing is that the Greens love travel.

“Doing the business part of it just makes sense for us,” Jan Green says.

Their business is at www.freeasabird.rovia.com.

“I’m just loving it,” Green says.

She liked retail, too, but Green says, “I just don’t like being tied down so much.”

Muse-E-Yum most likely will close by late February, but that could change depending on when there’s a new tenant for the space.