Daily Archives: Feb. 27, 2013

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“The national media contends, and I agree, that the local media …would be more starstruck.”

KAKE, Channel 10’s Susan Peters on how members of the national media have congratulated her for not being starstruck and instead asking a hard-hitting aviation question when she recently interviewed President Obama


Table Guys and Chocolate Fountain Event Rentals consolidate in new Delano space

WICHITA — The party is moving to Delano – literally and figuratively.

Kimberly and Scott Daley are consolidating their Table Guys and Chocolate Fountain Event Rentals under one roof at the northeast corner of Douglas and Osage. For the first time, they’ll also offer their own party space for customers to use.

“We have all of the equipment to have a really great party, and now we’ll have some space in our own place to have one,” Kimberly Daley says.

The Daleys started their rental business with garage sale rental supplies, which they keep in a Derby warehouse, in April 2011. In 2012, they added table and chair rentals and then purchased the fountain business in August.

With the fountain purchase, they took over the business’ 900 square feet at 5424 E. Central.

“It’s just not very effective for us right now,” Kimberly Daley says of the “very small” space.

“Our showroom right now is extremely small.”

The new space is 4,400 square feet.

“We so need it,” Daley says. “Just the showroom alone … is bigger than our entire store here.”

Currently, the showroom includes fountains, tables, chairs, chair covers, linens, wedding centerpieces and garage sale rental items.

“Definitely we’ll have the room to expand on our wedding and party rental items,” Daley says.

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Cathy’s Westway Cafe owner Cathy Hetterscheidt to reopen the Breakfast Club

WICHITA — Cathy’s Westway Cafe owner Cathy Hetterscheidt is reopening the Breakfast Club next month.

“I love this,” she says of running restaurants. “My customers are like family. It’s just fun.”

The Breakfast Club, which was at the southeast corner of McCormick and Seneca, closed several months ago.

Hetterscheidt, whose other cafe is near Pawnee and Seneca, has been working with Breakfast Club landlord Craig Gabel to reopen it.

“He’s kind of mentored me through everything,” she says. “I thought I knew everything when I opened the first one.”

Hetterscheidt’s first restaurant was Cathy’s Diner at Kellogg and Market where the Doo Dah Diner is now.

“I’d waited tables for years and kind of thought I was smart about everything,” she says.

Her current cafe has been open since August. Hetterscheidt says business is “really, really, really good.”

At the Breakfast Club, she’ll serve breakfast food and home-style meals from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and be open 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday. Sunday, the restaurant will close at 2 p.m.

Hetterscheidt says to look for the Breakfast club to open by the third week of March.

State forces Kan-Am Products to move; company also likely to expand into roofing

WICHITA — Terry Donovan is planning to move and expand his Kan-Am Products, but only one of those decisions is his choice.

The business is moving from 1323 S. Bebe to 1830 W. Harry, which is between Seneca and Meridian, because the state is buying his property for road work.

“The overpass here at 235 and 54 is going to go over the back part of my building,” Donovan says.

“They were fair on the property,” he says, but he adds, “You never recoup everything.”

Nor does he like to move.

“I hate it,” Donovan says. “It’s never fun.”

His company, which he started in 1988, is a wholesale distributor of vinyl siding, vinyl, wood windows and decking.

Donovan’s existing building is about 17,000 square feet on about half an acre. The new space is about the same size but spread over a couple of buildings on about three acres.

He says he needs the extra space because he’s most likely expanding his business to include roofing materials.

“It takes a lot of room to bring roofing in,” Donovan says.

He thinks diversifying with roofing can help the business.

“We just think to go forward we need that to make it viable.”

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