Plaza Barbers in Andover to move, expand

WICHITA — Another business is moving to Andover Village at 321 S. Andover Road.

Last month, Have You Heard? reported that Computers Plus would relocate there.

Now, Dave Tingley is moving his Plaza Barbers there.

He’s been in about 800 square feet at 616 N. Andover Road for seven years.

Joining Tingley will be his father, Virgil, who today closed his Virgil’s Barber Shop, which he had for 17 years.

“He reached a point in his life where he kind of wants to do it part time,” Tingley says of his father.

“It’s something we’ve talked about for a couple of years,” he says. “The timing seems right.”

They’ll both continue to offer traditional barber services.

“We still want to keep it comfortable for our older generation,” Tingley says.

He’s also adding salon services such as manicures, waxing and possibly massage.

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Computers Plus to relocate not far from its current space on Andover Road

WICHITA — It’s a tricky thing to open a computer shop in a new space while temporarily maintaining the old store, too, but that’s not stopping Neil Coleman.

He’s moving his Computers Plus from 608 N. Andover Road to 321 S. Andover Road. He sells and services all kinds of computers.

“With computers, unfortunately you can’t shut down even for a few days,” Coleman says. “It’s kind of a strange deal.”

Coleman has been in business since 1997 and in Andover for more than three years, but he says his store is “stuck behind buildings.”

“The visibility is terrible there,” he says. “I’ve still got customers that come in and claim they didn’t even know I was there.”

At 1,300 square feet, Coleman’s new space will be slightly larger than his existing store.

Adam Clements of Builders Inc. handled the deal.

Coleman hopes to open in the new space on Nov. 28.