Reb Boutique leaving Old Town Square for the east side

WICHITA — Reb Boutique’s first grand opening was April 23 in Old Town Square.

Now, owners Glenda Sue and AJ Morris are preparing for their second grand opening — this time in a new location.

“We decided to get a larger space with more visibility,” Glenda Sue Morris says.

They’re moving the shop, which sells fabrics, clothing and furniture, to the former Tux Shop space in front of Scotch & Sirloin on East Kellogg.

“I did my pros and cons list,” Glenda Sue Morris says. “It was a hard decision.”

She says parking isn’t ideal in Old Town when the weather isn’t nice.

“I’m just fortunate enough to have some good word of mouth,” she says. “But you know what? I’m not going to make it in the winter. I know that. I can feel it in my gut.”

In April, Have You Heard? reported that the Morrises and Rebecca Simpson split their one-time partnership in a shop they had planned for the Reb space, and Simpson then opened Rebecca’s two doors down.

Glenda Sue Morris says that has nothing to do with her decision to leave the area.

“No, no,” she says. “I’ve emotionally just tucked that away.”

The new Reb space will be more than 4,000 square feet compared with the 1,300 square feet of storefront space the store has now.

Glenda Sue Morris says the new grand opening will be Sept. 9, “ready or not.”