Daily Archives: July 18, 2013

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“It’s really like a T-shirt shop.”

A-OK Pawn Shop owner Bruce Harris, in Las Vegas for a meeting, remarking on how the shop that’s the setting for TV show “Pawn Stars” seems to sell more T-shirts to fans than anything

Paintless Dent Repair to have overflow downtown building for next hail season

UPDATED — Next spring, the season that Mother Nature often likes to rain hail storms on Wichita, Tom Dorsett will be moving his Paintless Dent Repair into a building he purchased at 824 E. Murdock.

“We’re going to use it for overflow,” he says.

“We rent a building every year,” Dorsett says of needing extra space in peak times. The Murdock building is one he rented last year.

“We decided it would be a good one to buy.”

Dorsett does work with Auto Craft Collision Repair, and he has an office in the downtown Auto Craft shop. He also has a technician at each of the five Auto Craft shops in the area.

The new space won’t be available until the spring because someone is leasing the 13,400-square-foot building.

Kris Wessel of NAI Martens and Ed Roberts of Real Estate Resources handled the deal for Dorsett’s space.

Dorsett says it makes sense for his overflow space to be downtown since that’s where much of his business is.

“Shorter distance on running cars.”

Irvin Jacks Mens Barber Spa to open at the Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock Road

UPDATED — Irvin Jacks Mens Barber Spa is moving from temporary space to the Shops at Tallgrass at the northeast corner of 21st and Rock Road.

Previously, Irvin Jacks was at the Waterfront at 13th and Webb Road in the almost 3,300 square feet where Craig Allen’s Men’s Fine Grooming once was.

“We basically trimmed off the fat,” owner Felicia DeSpain says.

“The space was definitely a very large size, even for a women’s facility,” she says. “We needed to be able to utilize the space.”

The new spa will be in almost 2,000 square feet of part of the former Nelson Designs space. Nelson is now in the former Norwalk Furniture & Design space at Shops. Norwalk is now in a warehouse at 8630 E. 32nd Court North.

Irvin Jacks offers haircuts for men and boys along with other salon services, such as massage, facials and nail care.

“We are still offering the same services,” DeSpain says.

The new space will have a lounge and patio.

“Our clients consider us the premier barber salon and social club for men,” DeSpain says. “It’s a place for guys to relax and take a break from their daily stresses.”

April Reed of Slawson Cos. handled the deal for the new space.

Look for Irvin Jacks to open in August.