Frozen in Time, A Scrapbook Boutique to close

WICHITA — Two years after opening Frozen in Time, A Scrapbook Boutique, owner Joni Berblinger Stolz is closing the shop at 2404 N. Maize Road.

She says she’s found that running a store in addition to already having a full-time job – she’s an engineer at Spirit AeroSystems – is too much.

“Sales were good, we had great customers. … It’s a great location,” Berblinger Stolz says. “I just couldn’t put into it what I needed.”

Berblinger Stolz also has a 12-year-old son. For the first year of her store, she says she missed too many of his sporting events. Then, she had others fill in for her at the shop. As the owner, though, Berblinger Stolz says she found customers expected to see her at the business.

May 27 is Frozen In Time’s last day in business.

Berblinger Stolz had a couple of people interested in buying the store, but it didn’t work out.

“I’d still consider it,” she says. “It’s a great shop. It’s a good deal for someone if they’re looking to get into that.”

Two more Peachwave Self Serve Frozen Yogurt stores coming to Wichita

WICHITA — At first we were kind of joking about the weekly yogurt report, but it looks like that’s the reality.

Yes, there are another couple of yogurt franchises coming to town.

Hong’s Landscape & Nursery owner Ilsik Hong and his brother, Jaesik, are opening a Peachwave Self Serve Frozen Yogurt at 2404 N. Maize Road.

That’s across from NewMarket Square in the same building where AT&T and Frozen In Time, A Scrapbook Boutique are.

“I happen to know the people who (are) distributing this yogurt franchise,” Ilsik Hong says.

His brother, who also works at the nursery, will own the yogurt business, but they’ll both operate it.

“He wants to have a side business, so I’m working with him,” Ilsik Hong says.

The nursery is on 31st Street South between Rock and Webb, which Hong says he realizes is a long way from the Peachwave that will be “way out west.”

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