Frozen in Time, A Scrapbook Boutique to close

WICHITA — Two years after opening Frozen in Time, A Scrapbook Boutique, owner Joni Berblinger Stolz is closing the shop at 2404 N. Maize Road.

She says she’s found that running a store in addition to already having a full-time job – she’s an engineer at Spirit AeroSystems – is too much.

“Sales were good, we had great customers. … It’s a great location,” Berblinger Stolz says. “I just couldn’t put into it what I needed.”

Berblinger Stolz also has a 12-year-old son. For the first year of her store, she says she missed too many of his sporting events. Then, she had others fill in for her at the shop. As the owner, though, Berblinger Stolz says she found customers expected to see her at the business.

May 27 is Frozen In Time’s last day in business.

Berblinger Stolz had a couple of people interested in buying the store, but it didn’t work out.

“I’d still consider it,” she says. “It’s a great shop. It’s a good deal for someone if they’re looking to get into that.”