Daily Archives: July 2, 2012

Larry Bud’s Sports Bar & Grill to open on the west side no later than Aug. 1

WICHITA — Larry Bud’s Sports Bar & Grill, which is opening a west-side location in the former Brooklyn’s Chophouse building on West 21st Street, now has a tentative opening date of Aug. 1.

If remodeling construction goes especially well, though, it could open as early as mid July.

Regardless, management says doors definitely will open before preseason football.

Bliss-fullness Custom Cakes & Pastries to open in Tyler Plaza

WICHITA — Angie Vasquez may be moving her Bliss-fullness Custom Cakes & Pastries from her home to her first retail shop, but homemade treats will still be her calling card.

“Everything is baked from scratch,” Vasquez says. “You can really tell the difference in the taste and quality of our products.”

She’s moving her business to 1,625 square feet at Tyler Plaza at 841 N. Tyler, which is about a block north of Central and Tyler.

Vasquez will have several specialties. That includes cupcakes, with such flavors as tiramisu, amaretto and key lime coconut. She’ll also have cakes and pastries, such as croissants.

“We’re going to bake them fresh daily.”

Vasquez says her croissants take three days to make “just so that the flavors sink in.”

“I think that’s going to be our big seller.”

She’ll also have bread, cannoli, cream puffs, chocolates and truffles.

Vasquez, a former registered nurse, says part of her desire to have a retail shop is to make more money so that she can give to different charities monthly. She has three children who were born prematurely, and Vasquez says people helped her, and now she wants to give back.

“We’ll have a bigger presence,” she says of having the shop. “We’ll attract more customers.”

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Cosmo Prof to open near Central and Woodlawn to sell supplies to salon owners

UPDATED — Texas-based Sally Beauty Holdings, which has six Sally Beauty Supply stores in the greater Wichita area, is bringing a Cosmo Prof store to the market.

The store, which will be in 2,000 square feet just west of Great Harvest Bread Co. near Central and Woodlawn, sells to licensed cosmetologists only.

“We wouldn’t be opening something unless there was a need for it,” says Jan Roberts, director of corporate communications for Sally Beauty Holdings.

There are 4,000 Sally Beauty Supply, Cosmo Prof and related stores internationally.

Roberts says the Wichita Cosmo Prof likely will open in August.

CASA of Sedgwick County to move to the Garvey Center

WICHITA — CASA of Sedgwick County is leaving 150 N. Main St. for the Garvey Center.

Real Development just has failed to … live up to their promises,” says Anne Duncan, CASA’s executive director, referring to the owner of CASA’s current building.

Duncan says there are maintenance issues, such as an elevator that has had repeated problems, and Real Development is “not being very attentive to those types of things.”

Neither Michael Elzufon nor Dave Lundberg of Real Development returned calls for comment.

Duncan says the move, which will happen July 28, will give CASA 2,640 square feet compared to its current 1,600 square feet.

“We need more space and a place to do training,” Duncan says. “That’s one of our big considerations.”

The nonprofit trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in court.

“We’re just really excited to be able to deliver all of our training on site,” Duncan says.

Larry Weber of Builders Inc. handled the deal.

CASA will move into the Kiva at the Garvey Center, which is across from Papa John’s Pizza.

Duncan says she’s pleased that CASA can remain centrally located “without fighting for parking.”