Daily Archives: Jan. 31, 2013

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“You know, if I could build a mountain out here, I’d do it. So I’ll get busy working on that after lunch.”

Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Jim Skelton speaking at the chamber’s Chairman’s Lunch about how to boost tourism and economic development

Bliss-fullness Custom Cakes & Pastries to leave the west side for Old Town

WICHITA — There’s blissful news for denizens of Old Town.

Angie and Johnny Vasquez are moving their Bliss-fullness Custom Cakes & Pastries from Tyler Plaza near Central and Tyler, where it opened last summer, to Old Town.

The shop will locate between Larkspur and Wasabi.

“We were eating lunch at Wasabi one day, and my husband was like, ‘Let’s go take a walk,’” Angie Vasquez says.

They saw that a space next door along with a loft above it were available.

“Basically, that was the selling point for us,” Angie Vasquez says. “We can have a business and a family all at one place.”

The couple has two toddlers and a 19-year-old, Johnny Jalali.

“My 19-year-old is kind of like a baking prodigy,” Angie Vasquez says.

Bliss-fullness has cupcakes, cakes and pastries, such as croissants, which are made fresh daily.

“We are definitely going to go up on the pastries,” Angie Vasquez says.

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Game On to open at Chisholm Trail Center-Outlet & Retail Shops in Newton

UPDATED — Everything old is new again at Game On, which has been in the Hutchinson Mall for almost five years and now is going to have a second location at Chisholm Trail Center-Outlet & Retail Shops.

The store, which will open in 1,200 square feet next month, buys, sells and trades video games, DVDs and game systems. It also sells iPods, skateboards and body jewelry.

“A lot of our business is the old, vintage games that are harder to find,” says owner Jeff Boll referring to such games as Nintendo.

“Now everybody’s older and wants to go back and play the games they had as kids.”

Game On sells new items as well.

Boll says he had to decide on a second store in either Newton or Great Bend.

“We just get a lot of customers from both places,” he says.

Newton won in part because it’s closer.

Boll likely will consider a third store down the road.

“Haven’t really thought that far ahead,” he says. “It would probably be a year or two.”