Chic Street Boutique to open at Mill Creek Village at Central and Rock

UPDATED — It’s almost two years later than the owners planned, but Chic Street Boutique is opening in Mill Creek Village at the northeast corner of Central and Rock on Tuesday.

“It’s a location that we looked at originally,” says co-owner Karrie Botts.

She and co-owner Lori Katz wanted the site before they opened in Valley Center 17 months ago, but another store beat them to it by a day.

They continued looking in Wichita but couldn’t find the right spot so decided on Valley Center instead.

“It’s my hometown, and the building that we’re in is family owned,” Botts says.

The space is only 600 square feet.

“It’s tiny,” Botts says.

The new space is almost 1,700 square feet. Botts says they like it because it’s centrally located and has great visibility.

“We just jumped on it.”

Ken Saville of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

The store sells women’s apparel in sizes from extra small to 3X. Katz says she’s especially proud of carrying a variety of plus sizes that other stores often don’t.

The new location also will have some home decor items, which is new for the store.

Katz says it will continue to sell accessories as well.

“We can accessorize you from head to toe.”

Verde Sustainable Living to open at Mill Creek Village

WICHITA — New “green” products come on the market every day, and now two Wichita brothers are going to open a store to sell them exclusively.

Justin and Garrett Bjork are opening Verde Sustainable Living in Mill Creek Village near Central and Rock.

“We are going to be a green-living store,” Justin Bjork says. “So basically we’re going to carry all kinds of home furnishings, gifts, building supplies — pretty much anything you can use in your home that’s green or eco-friendly or sustainable.”

Garrett Bjork has been living in California for the last couple of years and working for a similar company.

“He’s kind of bringing his expertise here,” Justin Bjork says.

The 2,400-square-foot store will open June 18.

Andy Boyd of Walter Morris Cos. and Ken Saville of Transamerican Management handled the deal.

Garrett Bjork says Verde will offer a range of organic cotton items, such as baby clothing and dish towels; items made from bamboo, such as dishware; recycled items, such as glassware; and nontoxic supplies, such as paint and cleaners.

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