Daily Archives: Aug. 30, 2012

Mickey’s Yogurt to open on Andover Road

WICHITA — Shawn and Mandy Berkley, with help from their three small children, are opening Mickey’s Yogurt in Andover later this year.

They’re modeling the business, which is named after Mandy Berkley’s stepfather, on her mom and stepfather’s Fresno, Calif.-area shop of the same name.

“The biggest appeal, besides it being tasty, is it’s just a fun atmosphere,” says Shawn Berkley, who is a designer at Bombardier Learjet.

“Everybody goes in there happy and excited. It’s a special treat.” Berkley says the positive customer relations “makes for a fun place to be.”

The shop will open in early November at 626 N. Andover Road. That may not seem like the best time to open a yogurt business, but Berkley says, “The health benefits of yogurt versus ice cream makes it a much healthier alternative regardless of season.”

Mickey’s will offer 12 flavors, about 40 toppings and syrups. There also will be hot chocolate and cappuccino.

Mandy Berkley, who is a part-time massage therapist, will run the store most days.

Calvin Klaassen of Utter Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

The Berkleys’ children – Trenton, 8, Carter, 6, and Savannah, 5 – are particularly excited about Mickey’s.

“They’re all for more free yogurt,” Shawn Berkley says.

He says his kids have been helping sample a lot of yogurt.

“They’re happy to partake in our market research.”

HRN Performance Solutions to move to Farm Credit Bank Building on North Waco

UPDATED — HRN Performance Solutions is moving from the High Touch building at 110 S. Main St. to 2,541 square feet at the Farm Credit Bank Building at 245 N. Waco.

“We were just looking for a space that allowed us more collaboration and teamwork,” says vice president Lea Ann Gabbert.

She says as the company expanded in the High Touch space, it resulted in a long, skinny row of offices and cubicles. Gabbert says the new space will be a big square “so that we could all be together.”

The company, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City and provides compensation and performance management solutions for clients nationally, will be in its new space Sept. 24.

Tony Utter of Utter Commercial Real Estate and Don Arnold of NAI John T. Arnold Associates handled the deal.

The lease brings the Farm Credit Bank Building to 100 percent occupancy.

Pea Pod Consignment Gallery to open in downtown Wellington

WICHITA — Before driving to Wellington to look at some property for a second consignment shop, Three Pea: Organize, Design, Stage co-owner Gary Streepy put his interest level at about a five on a scale of one to 100.

“So now we’re doing one,” he says, laughing.

Streepy and Kristen Awe are opening Pea Pod Consignment Gallery at 115 S. Washington in Wellington on Sept. 14.

Their Wichita consignment shop of the same name is within their Three Pea business at 1646 E. Second St.

“I have enough furniture to completely stock that store,” Streepy says of his new 4,000-square-foot space.

“It’s going to be exactly like our store here.”

Pea Pod sells consignment furniture, lamps, accessories and area rugs.

“We do some pretty cool stuff,” Streepy says.

He says the Wellington space is pretty cool, too.

“I love downtown deals,” Streepy says, pointing to the tin ceilings the space still has from years ago.

“Quite honestly, I don’t have to do a single thing to the building.”