Blue Swallowtail Studio soon to be without a home again

WICHITA — JoAn McGregor is once again looking for new space for her Blue Swallowtail Studio in Delano.

In July a year ago, McGregor explained that she was “really in a pickle” when she lost her lease at 1712 W. Douglas.

McGregor, who is a fused glass artist, potter and minister, then found new space at 1528 W. Douglas the next month.

Now, she says, “I’ve lost my lease again.”

McGregor says her rent is going up by 50 percent. She says there were some other issues as well, so she never stopped looking for other new space.

Her last day in business at her current space will be Aug. 23.

McGregor says she may try to set up in her garage or somewhere else if she doesn’t have a new space to move into by then.

She says that rent “prices are horribly high.”

“I’m really looking hard.”