Daily Archives: Aug. 1, 2013

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“If the farmers market demand was any indication, the City of Wichita could make more money licensing ‘Don’t Frack With Wichita’ gear than it ever would from oil under the river, even if it exists.”

– A Facebook post from Delano activist Karen Cravens on T-shirts she created to protest potential oil drilling in her area

To Your Door Tanning is “beauty delivered” to your door

UPDATED — Two things are prompting Gretchen Franz, who already has a full-time job, to start a side business.

One, she’s never met a stranger. Two, she doesn’t want to sit around at home in her off time. She’d rather be out meeting people.

So she’s starting To Your Door Tanning, a mobile spray tan business. Franz says the tagline is “Beauty delivered.”

“It’s kind of like a social event,” she says of visiting people in their homes.

Franz hopes to have tanning parties, too.

She will take a private tanning tent to someone’s home and set up in any room of their choosing.

“That way, they are already in the comfort of their own home,” Franz says. “It’s just more fun that way, too.”

Customers can then don a robe or bathing suit afterward, which she says should help their tans last longer instead of getting fully dressed in street clothes again.

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Expanded, remodeled Amy’s Hallmark to reopen on Saturday

WICHIA — Amy’s Hallmark, which has been closed since Tuesday, is celebrating its grand reopening at Bradley Fair on Saturday with additional space and lots of new merchandise.

“The whole inside of our store is completely redone,” says store manager Matt Bikus.

The store has expanded from about 3,500 square feet to 4,200 square feet. Bikus says Hallmark is taking part of the former Franklin Covey space. Randy Cooper’s Fine Jewelry took the rest of it.

“We knocked an entire wall down to expand the store,” Bikus says. “We’ve got some awesome new card lines and awesome new gifts.”

He says the store has doubled its stationery line.

“Stationery is a big one for us.”

Bikus says there’s a 25 percent increase in cards, too.

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