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.”

Frozen in Time, A Scrapbook Boutique to open in former west-side Chill Gelato space

WICHITA — A new business is coming to the former Chill Gelato space at 2404 N. Maize Road, and though it may at first sound like another place for frozen treats, it’s not.

That’s why owner Joni Berblinger Stolz is adding a tagline to the name of her store: Frozen in Time, A Scrapbook Boutique.

A scrapbooker herself, Berblinger Stolz decided to turn her hobby into a business.

The store will have everything someone needs to make a scrapbook, including a variety of classes.

The store will be open seven days a week.

Monday through Friday, it will be open until 8 p.m. to attract shoppers who maybe can’t make it earlier in the day.

Look for Frozen in Time to open in mid-March.

Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.