Integrity Chiropractic Center to open at Bristol Square in Derby

WICHITA — Just as the new driver’s license bureau is opening at Bristol Square in Derby, another new tenant has signed a lease at the shopping center at Madison and Rock Road.

“It’s pretty good visibility,” chiropractor Ross Rawlins says of opening Integrity Chiropractic Center there early next month.

“I came back to Derby because this is actually where I grew up, and it’s just a really great place to raise a family.”

Rawlins and his wife are expecting their first child.

After graduating in 2011, Rawlins says he wasn’t sure where he wanted to practice. He wound up in Texas.

“Working in Texas made me kind of realize I wanted to go back to Kansas,” Rawlins says.

“I like a simple community,” he says. “I like to be able to go to the grocery store and know somebody there.”

Rawlins is calling his clinic Integrity Chiropractic Center in part after the integrity of the spine but also because of the kind of business he wants to run.

“I know a lot of people in town, and I wanted to kind of help serve them.”

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Picasso’s Pizzeria to open in Derby

WICHITA — Picasso’s Pizzeria owner Kurt Schmidt is going to open a second restaurant, but it’s not where he initially thought it would be.

“I’m still waiting on my favorite space on the east side to become available,” Schmidt says of Central and Vassar in College Hill.

While he’s waiting, Schmidt is going to open a Picasso’s in Bristol Square at Madison and Rock Road in Derby.

“Derby is just crazy right now with all the restaurants on Rock Road,” he says.

Bristol Square is where the state this fall is opening a new driver’s license bureau, which will be a couple of doors down from where Picasso’s will open in February.

The restaurant will be similar to Schmidt’s first Picasso’s, which opened in Delano last year.

The new Picasso’s will be in 2,000 square feet, which compares to 1,800 square feet in Delano. Schmidt hopes to have a few tables outdoors in front of the restaurant along with an indoor-outdoor patio in another area.

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Derby’s Bristol Square shopping center growing under new owners

UPDATED — The new Sedgwick County drivers license bureau that’s opening in Derby this fall isn’t all that’s happening at the Bristol Square shopping center at Madison and Rock Road.

“It’s going to be a fabulous center for Derby,” says Leisa Lowry of J.P. Weigand & Sons.

“It’s under new ownership,” she says. “That is the reason they’re getting things done. The new owners are aggressive deal makers, and they’re turning the center around.”

Lowry says Bristol Square’s previous owners didn’t invest in the center to “keep it running right and looking right.”

“These new owners will do everything right.”

They’re a mix of local and out-of-state investors who prefer not to be named.

The Dollar Tree has renewed its lease at Bristol Square and expanded to 10,000 square feet.

“They’ve doubled their space now,” says Lowry, who handled the deal.

Sunshine Nail Salon has also more than doubled its size from 1,200 square feet to 2,800 square feet.

The UPS Store has renewed its lease for another five years as well. New tenant Precious Debut 4D Ultrasound opened at the center this spring.

Weigand’s Cristi Howell, who did the Precious Debut deal, and Bradley Tidemann are handling leasing for Bristol Square.

“I do think the fact that it has local ownership now is a real positive for the center,” Howell says.

She says it’s more than just the financial investment.

“Just being local, they’re more in tune with the community and responsive to tenants.”

 

Second Sedgwick County drivers license bureau to open in Bristol Square in Derby

WICHITA — The state has decided on a second drivers license bureau for Sedgwick County. As many had hoped, it will be in Derby.

“It is the first time that Sedgwick County will have had more than one drivers licensing bureau … in a decade,” says spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda.

The bureau will be in 4,500 square feet at the Bristol Square shopping center at Madison and Rock Road.

The last time the county had a second bureau, it was in the Parklane Shopping Center at Lincoln and Oliver. Koranda says she’s not sure why that one closed.

“I can’t speak to that because it was a prior administration,” she says. “Since then, there’s only been one.”

Koranda says the new bureau will open this fall to accommodate a growing population, particularly in that area.

The state is adding staff for that office and for the bureau in Andover, which Koranda says is another growing area.

The new Derby bureau will be similar to the existing one at the Twin Lakes shopping center and handle new licenses and renewals, driver testing and concealed-carry licenses.

Bradley Tidemann with J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal for the Bristol Square space.

Powell Jewelry to close in Derby to focus attention on NewMarket Square store

WICHITA — Another NewMarket Square business is making some changes.

Daniel Hernandez of Powell Jewelry says he wants to focus solely on his NewMarket store, so he’s closing his Derby store.

“We just think if we can capitalize on what’s already here, we’ll be in better shape than trying . . . to split the attention between two stores,” he says.

The Derby store, which is at the Bristol Square shopping center, will close at the end of this month at the latest. Hernandez says the sale is going well, so the store may close earlier.

He says there’s “nothing wrong with Derby. Derby’s a great location. Good store.”

Volume was flat there, though, and Hernandez figures he may as well cut the double expenses.

Currently, the NewMarket Powell Jewelry is in 1,200 square feet. Hernandez says in the future he might prefer to expand to about 2,200 square feet.

“We’re not sure if there’s even a possibility there, but we’d like to,” he says. “There’s just so much growth in the area.”

Coffee House to move, expand in Derby

WICHITA — The Coffee House in Derby is moving across the street and doubling its space.

It’s currently at Bristol Square at Rock and Madison and is moving to Spring Creek at the same intersection.

“I’ll be able to do a little bit more,” says Carmon Davidson, who owns the business with her husband, Lee.

She’s OK with where the drive-through business is now, but Davidson says it’s not quite as visible as she’d like.

Also, her new kiosk will have a patio.

“That’s one thing my customers always talk about,” she says.

In addition to selling coffee and muffins, Davidson will expand her line of pastries at the new space and add breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well.

Occidental Management president Chad Stafford handled the lease at Spring Creek, which is an Occidental property.

The new space will open by late June.