Daily Archives: Dec. 18, 2013

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“That’s pretty exciting for us.”

Randy Simon on how there are now five Kansas City area Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers restaurants and four more planned for next year

Dermatology Clinic to double Hillside office

WICHITA — As someone who grew up in the Alcott Elementary School neighborhood, Martha Selfridge Housholder says she’s always felt fortunate to have her Dermatology Clinic in that area.

Now, she feels fortunate to grow her business there as well.

The clinic has been in almost 9,000 square feet at 835 N. Hillside for more than forty years. Now, it’s expanding into the vacant, same-size space next door at 851 N. Hillside where other medical practices used to be.

The Dermatology Clinic’s origins date to 1932 in downtown. Housholder says most doctors were downtown then but eventually began migrating towards the hospitals further east.

The clinic built its own building in 1971, which is the same year the one at 851 N. Hillside was built.

“The office was built for four doctors, but we now have six providers,” Housholder says.

She says the clinic has ancillary services, such as light treatments and X-ray, that require more space.

“We’re going to take the opportunity to reconfigure some things that we think will make all of it work better together,” Housholder says.

The Dermatology Clinic also has an office in Northwest Centre at 13th and Tyler.

Housholder says it will take six to 12 months to remodel the new space and adjoin it to the practice’s existing building, which also will have minor remodeling.

The practice used to have offices in Newton and El Dorado, but as doctors retired, Housholder says she made the central part of Wichita her focus.

“We like being more in the center … and closer to downtown as well,” she says. “We feel that … we want to serve the core area.”

Family Dollar to open at Second and West

UPDATED — Another new Family Dollar store is in the works for Wichita.

Construction has just begun on an 8,300-square-foot store on the southwest corner of Second and West streets. This is a new prototype for Family Dollar.

Several of the stores have opened in the Wichita area in the last couple of years. This makes a dozen total.

This one should be open by early May at the latest.

Brad Saville of Landmark Commercial Real Estate brokered the deal.

Look for news about a couple of more Family Dollars coming soon.

B. Young salon to open in Elements Hair & Bodyshop space

WICHITA — There soon will be a familiar face in the Elements Hair & Bodyshop space.

That salon recently announced that it’s closing. Now Benjamin Young is opening B. Young in the almost 3,000-square-foot Old Town space at 211 N. Washington

“Ben actually worked at Elements for about eight years,” says Trace Wilson, who will manage the salon.

“A year and a half ago, he left Elements with another stylist, and we have been working out of Off the Top,” Wilson says. “For the past year or so, we’ve been looking for our own space.”

He says the Washington space makes sense for a number of reasons.

“Ben’s clients were used to it for so many years,” Wilson says.

“It’s a unique space being a two-story salon with parking in an established area like Old Town,” he says. “Sometimes you don’t find all of those elements together. It worked out well.”

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