Trove Total Body Studio to move to Renfro

WICHITA — A year after opening at the Finn Lofts, Janelle Robertson has decided to move her Trove Total Body Studio to the new Renfro at 612 E. Douglas.

“I am on the move,” she says.

Robertson is the first commercial tenant in the building, and she’s taking one of the live-work spaces but will use both areas for her business instead of living there.

Developers Robert Eyster and Michael Ramsey, in collaboration with Farha Construction, recently finished converting the former Victoria Park Apartments into the Renfro.

The building, which is named for a hotel that was once there, has 20 apartments, including several live-work units.

Robertson says she thinks her expanded space at the Renfro will be ideal.

“Just the configuration for me and what I’ve been doing here so far just fit better,” she says.

Trove offers facials, massage, chemical peels, body treatments and micro dermabrasion.

“Really just about everything you’d want in a spa,” Robertson says.

On the second floor of her studio — what typically would be the bedroom in the live-work arrangement — Robertson will have massages and facials.

Downstairs, she’ll have public events and a fitness studio for personal training.

“That’s an area of business I want to develop in the next year,” Robertson says.

She’ll also use that area for public events. She wants to be moved in time for this month’s Final Friday.

“The downstairs space is a really nice open space, and it’ll allow for more freedom of movement,” Robertson says.

The new space also will allow her to continue having private spa parties.

Robertson does special packages, such as for couples or birthday parties.

“I really try to take time to customize the event for their needs,” she says of customers.

Though the new space is larger, Robertson says she isn’t looking to significantly expand her space beyond this.

“I don’t think the downtown area really needs a mega-sized spa.”