Daily Archives: May 22, 2014

Antique Gallery in Delano to open in former Delano Antique Mall

UPDATED — A new antique mall is opening in the former Delano Antique Mall, which closed late last year, at 1642 W. Douglas. That’s about six blocks west of Seneca.

“It’s going to be a little more upscale than before,” Lee Tippen says of the new Antique Gallery in Delano.

Tippen previously co-owned Paradise Antiques, which he says he closed when he sold the property.

At 13,000 square feet, the Delano space is three times the size Paradise was.

“We’ve totally rehabbed it,” Tippen says. “I think we’ve put about 55 gallons of paint inside.”

So far, he says he has about 60 percent of the space filled with new vendors.

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You don’t say

Assembly Instructions 1.) Return to Dillons OR 2.) Pay someone $50 to assemble OR 3.) Get a new husband.”

– Instructions that Koch Pipeline president Kim Penner left for his wife, Lynda, after assembling one of two boxes of new patio furniture at her request

“I’m not picking option 3. He’s a keeper.”

– Lynda Penner, who is considering hiring someone to help assemble the rest of the furniture

Crown Equipment Corp. to open in Wichita

WICHITA — Ohio-based Crown Equipment Corp., which sells, leases and services forklifts, is planning to open a Wichita office and warehouse facility this summer.

No one with the company is talking yet, but it has provided some information to the city.

The company will open in temporary space in June and then move to a 22,500-square-foot building at 2113 Southwest Blvd.

The permanent space will open in August. The company expects to employ about 20 people.

According to the company’s website, Crown “designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products,” which it has been doing since 1956. The company “designs and manufactures 85 percent of its lift truck components, including key parts like motors, drive units, and electronic modules.”

Boudoir by Wallflower and new portrait studio to move to Kress Building

WICHITA — May is a popular decision time for Aaron and Christina Patton.

In May 2008, they decided to open Wallflower Studios, the umbrella company for a couple of photography businesses they own.

Last May, the couple decided to expand to the former Roots & Bloom building at 151 S. Laura.

This May – this week, in fact – they signed a deal for new space on the fifth floor of the Kress Building at the northwest corner of Douglas and Broadway.

“Pretty much anytime we have an opportunity to make it better for our clients, we’re going to do that,” Aaron Patton says.

The main focus of the new space will be on Christina Patton’s Boudoir by Wallflower and her emerging Wallflower Women’s Portrait Studio.

Aaron Patton will use the space for his self-named photography business as well, though not in an official capacity.

“This new studio is really geared more toward her work,” he says.

Patton says what attracted him and his wife to the 3,200-square-foot Kress space is the ability to do a custom build for exactly what they need.

“In this one, we get to adapt the space to us, which is nice,” he says. “It’s going to be perfect and just exactly what we need.”

Delton Sandefer of Prudential Dinning-Beard Realtors and Craig Simon of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

The Pattons’ current lease ends June 30. They’ll spend July moving and then reopen at the Kress on Aug. 1.

Aaron Patton says they won’t be going anywhere for a while after that.

“We do have a five-year lease on this space.”