“We just need to get bigger,” owner Lexi Bruner says.
Her 3-year-old shop, which sells clothing and gifts for babies and toddlers, currently is in 1,850 square feet.
Late next week, the store will move to 3,000 square feet of Marshmallow Kisses’ former 4,300 square feet.
“There is a portion of the space that we’re going to use for a party room,” Bruner says.
She’s planning themed parties for little boys and girls, such as tea parties and pirate parties.
“We hope that having something to offer for little boys will be something different,” Bruner says.
She says her own family life — “having nine children and not wanting to do things at the house” — served as her inspiration.
“It’d be nice to go someplace else and have somebody clean it up for you,” Bruner says.
April Reed of Slawson Cos., the Tallgrass developer, handled the deal.
Hugs & Hissyfits is now more focused on babies than it was when it first opened.
“Baby is what sells,” Bruner says. “There’s always someone having a baby. Always someone having a shower.”
She’s not entirely sure why business is up just now — strong customer service by the family members she employs could be the reason, Bruner says — but she’s enjoying it.
“We feel really good about it.”