Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

Chic Street Boutique to open at Mill Creek Village at Central and Rock

UPDATED — It’s almost two years later than the owners planned, but Chic Street Boutique is opening in Mill Creek Village at the northeast corner of Central and Rock on Tuesday.

“It’s a location that we looked at originally,” says co-owner Karrie Botts.

She and co-owner Lori Katz wanted the site before they opened in Valley Center 17 months ago, but another store beat them to it by a day.

They continued looking in Wichita but couldn’t find the right spot so decided on Valley Center instead.

“It’s my hometown, and the building that we’re in is family owned,” Botts says.

The space is only 600 square feet.

“It’s tiny,” Botts says.

The new space is almost 1,700 square feet. Botts says they like it because it’s centrally located and has great visibility.

“We just jumped on it.”

Ken Saville of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

The store sells women’s apparel in sizes from extra small to 3X. Katz says she’s especially proud of carrying a variety of plus sizes that other stores often don’t.

The new location also will have some home decor items, which is new for the store.

Katz says it will continue to sell accessories as well.

“We can accessorize you from head to toe.”

You don’t say

“Quilt angry.”

– A Shockers-inspired sign outside the Hen Feathers Quilt Shop on North Rock Road

Jack’s North Hi Carryout doesn’t sell — yet

WICHITA — The Jack’s North Hi Carryout auction was today, but it didn’t sell – yet.

The highest bidder declined to proceed with the sale, which is unusual but not unheard of.

McCurdy Auction is still working with potential buyers, including one in particular, who were at the auction.

Since the building across from North High School is still for sale, other interested buyers who weren’t at the auction still have time to buy as well.

Mike Lewis moves Newton gym, opens training center in Wichita

UPDATED — Mike Lewis has moved his Newton-based gym and is opening a personal training center in Wichita.

Mike Lewis Fitness is now in about 6,000 square feet at the Chisholm Trail Center-Outlet & Retail Shops in Newton.

“Basically, I’m growing,” Lewis says of his business, which opened in 2009.

The gym offers a variety of workout options, such as spin classes, boot camps and personal training.

The new business, Fitness on the Waterfront, is opening at the Waterfront development at 13th and Webb Road exclusively for personal training.

“The clientele up there around the Waterfront is the main reason I want to do the Waterfront one,” Lewis says.

Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Personal training that he received, along with a sports background, inspired Lewis to open the gym.

“I’ve played every sport known to man,” he says. “I always wanted to open my own gym.”