Daily Archives: Nov. 19, 2012

You don’t say

“It’s not that we’re not here to make money. There’s just times when holiday with the family is more important than making a few dollars.”

Hillside Feed & Seed owner George Sander, who had a Facebook post letting customers know he would not be opening early Friday because he and his store “lack the greed of the big box stores”

Dent Busters consolidates into one space

WICHITA — Tracy Marsh is in the process of consolidating his two Dent Busters shops.

He’s already moved his paintless dent repair and automotive detail business from 149 N. Osage in Delano to the former Ray Party Rental space at 406 S. Market.

By the end of the month, he plans to move his body shop business from 423 S. St. Francis to the new space.

“We just needed to be together,” Marsh says. “It’ll speed up production. It’ll give us room to grow.”

The space is 24,000 square feet, including 12,000 square feet in a drive-in basement.

“We’re leasing right now,” Marsh says. “We needed to see how the building would work for us.”

He says he’s looked for new space for four years.

“Buildings that we can utilize are kind of hard to find.”

In addition to having a big enough space and one that can fit automotive needs, Marsh says he particularly wanted something with good drive-by traffic. He says most shops and buildings he found were in industrial areas.

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Skin Essentials moving from Happiness Plaza to Douglas and Oliver

WICHITA — Pam Spillman-Edmondson is trading Happiness for more space.

She’s moving her Skin Essentials shop from Happiness Plaza at 3555 E. Douglas to the center at the northwest corner of Douglas and Oliver. The new space, which will be next to Aspen Boutique, will open in early January.

Skin Essentials, which opened in 2007, has been in Happiness Plaza for three years.

“We like it here a lot, but we just have run out of room,” Spillman-Edmondson says.

Currently, she has less than 700 square feet. The new space, which will be in the former Beau Monde beauty bar location, is 1,300 square feet.

With the new room, Spillman-Edmondson says she plans to add four more estheticians for a total of eight. She says she’ll also add more natural and organic skincare lines and cosmetics on the retail side.

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