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Ninza Sushi Bar to open at Northwest Centre at 13th and Tyler

WICHITA — Lots of college students work in restaurants while going to school, but Ada Yang is taking it one big step farther.

The Wichita State University economics student is opening Ninza Sushi Bar at the end of the month.

The restaurant will be next to National American University in Occidental Management’s Northwest Centre at 13th and Tyler.

Occidental chairman and CEO Gary Oborny handled the deal for the 60-seat restaurant.

This is Yang’s first restaurant, which she’s opening with boyfriend Seong Han. Han was a sushi chef and head chef in California for years.

“He has a lot of experience,” Yang says.

Han and Yang plan to serve Japanese and Korean food, including traditional sushi as well as other kinds. They’ll also have a full bar.

The word “ninja” is the inspiration for the Ninza name, substituting “z” for “j.”

“Just like Krispy Kreme, they change the ‘c’ to ‘k,’” Yang says.

Though Yang is still working on her degree, with opening a restaurant she’s decided to take this semester off.

“This semester I’m too busy.”

Another Lady’s Treasure to almost double in size

WICHITA — Tanna Debo-Loreg is almost doubling the size of her Another Lady’s Treasure consignment shop at Northwest Centre.

She’s been in 975 square feet at the center at 13th and Tyler for four years.

“It has just been fabulous,” Debo-Loreg says.

She says she has great consignors and customers.

“It just keeps coming through the door … and going out the door,” she says of merchandise.

The store sells clothing, handbags, jewelry and shoes.

Debo-Loreg says some of her consignors would like to offer antique pieces as well.

“We’ll just have to see,” she says. “I’m already having to put people off bringing clothes in.”

She’s running out of space.

The expansion, which will be ready in the new year, will create a much more open look. There will be new dressing rooms as well.

Stephanie Wiens of Occidental Management handled the deal for the new space.

Debo-Loreg says she doesn’t expect to expand again.

“I’ll still be able to manage to do everything myself,” she says. “It gets too big, and then it’s not fun.”

Dollar Tree to expand at Northwest Centre

WICHITA — The Dollar Tree at Northwest Centre at 13th and Tyler is expanding.

The store, which is almost 6,000 square feet, will expand to 10,000 square feet and should be ready before Thanksgiving.

That size “is more in line with what we call the Dollar Tree sweet spot,” says spokeswoman Chelley Davis.

The “sweet spot” is stores between 10,000 and 12,500 square feet. The larger store allows for expanded merchandise.

Michael Monteferrante of Occidental Management, which owns the center, and Leisa Lowry of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal.

Dollar Tree’s second quarter earnings were up almost 12 percent over last year’s. Sales were $1.22 billion.

Davis says it could be the recession is prompting more people to shop at the discount chain.

“Our sense is yes, but I don’t have any metrics,” she says.