Daily Archives: Feb. 11, 2013

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“Everybody said it’s just grandma’s, and nobody could take over.”

Betty Webb, who is closing her Gramma’s Calico Cupboard after 31 years in business but isn’t trying to sell the quilting and fabric shop

Kwik Shop at 13th and Woodlawn in flux

WICHITA — There’s still a good chance a Kwik Shop is coming to 13th and Woodlawn, but it’s not for certain.

“It remains to be seen,” says Clay Brasher, Kwik Shop’s director of real estate.

“There’s some things that we’re working through,” he says of working with the center on the southwest corner. “It’s just kind of been an ongoing discussion.”

The chain hopes to build a 4,000-square-foot store with eight fuel pumps, which equates to 16 fueling stations.

If it happens, there won’t be a pharmacy but there will be some grocery items.

Brasher says a decision will come sooner rather than later.

“We still believe that we’ll get (it) done at some point.”

Uncommon Market to open in Lincoln Heights Village on March 1

UPDATED — Renee Rhodes and Jodie Hinds have been selling new and vintage home decor at various shows in Kansas and Oklahoma for more than a year with an intent to one day open a permanent shop. They’ve wanted to be in Lincoln Heights Village at Douglas and Oliver, and a space finally opened.

“That was kind of my indication it was time to open a store,” Rhodes says. “When we saw the sign, we said, ‘Well, this is it,’ and jumped in.”

Uncommon Market will open March 1 in the former Angela Snow Photography space. Snow moved her business to the former Artifacts space at the center.

Rhodes says the Uncommon name “says a lot about the things that we carry.”

“It’s just kind of an uncommon mix of things,” she says. “All of those things that kind of make you feel good.”

That includes pillows, frames, furniture and bath and body products. The store also will accept some furniture consignment pieces, and Rhodes will sell some repurposed pieces of her own.

“It’s not major overhaul but just kind of a facelift,” she says of what she does.

This is in addition to her full-time job as a risk control specialist with IMA. Hinds also has a full-time job with Hawker Beechcraft.

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