Daily Archives: Nov. 1, 2012

You don’t say

“But I miss my downward facing dogs!”

– An e-mail from criminal defense attorney Laura Shaneyfelt, who also has two teenagers and is missing Siva Power Yoga while it’s closed for a few days

Essential Touch Therapeutics opening on East Douglas above Allure Salon

WICHITA –  After more than two decades of working for others, Randy Wiley is opening Essential Touch Therapeutics at 2915 E. Douglas above Allure Salon.

“This is the first time I’ve opened my own location,” Wiley says.

He’s worked in a range of other places, including medical settings, chiropractic offices and holistic health centers.

Wiley specializes in stress relaxation, pain management, myo-fascial release and sports therapy, among other things. He plans to add another therapist in 2013.

In addition to helping a new group of clients, Wiley says he’s excited to be on that part of East Douglas.

“I love the feel of the area.”


Deal off for former OnionTree space

WICHITA — For a while, it looked like a new game room was going to open in the former OnionTree space near Douglas and Hillside. A sign is up, but no one has ever moved in.

“That didn’t work out,” says building owner Bob Gibbs.

He says he has a few other possibilities in the works, so we’ll keep you posted.

Child Care on Call to move within Clifton Square; Loving Touch Health & Beauty Spa to open at center

WICHITA — Clifton Square at 3700 E. Douglas is seeing some activity with a couple of businesses.

Child Care on Call, which has been at the development for more than two years, is moving within Clifton Square to Suite No. 45.

“We’re moving to a location that’s going to be a lot better for us,” says owner Angela Bitker.

She says the new space won’t be larger but will be reconfigured to allow for more room.

That’s important because Bitker has a lot of training classes in such things as first aid, CPR and child development.

Her business also provides child care substitutes when places such as day care centers need extra workers. Bitker says child care providers have to have certain qualifications, so not just anyone can fill in when regular works are on leave.

“It’s a very specific kind of person you need to fill in when somebody is sick or is on maternity leave or on vacation.”

Bitker is in the process of moving her business now.

Lisa Love is preparing to move her business into Suite No. 52.

Her Loving Touch Health & Beauty Spa will open in late November or early December to offer massage, body treatments, nail care and hair removal.

Love has previously either worked for others or had her business in someone else’s salon. She’s thrilled to now be opening her own place.

“It’s been a lifetime goal of mine.”