Kansas Legal Services to move to former Rainbows United space downtown

WICHITA — The Wichita office of Kansas Legal Services is moving to a new home not far from its existing one.

The organization, which is based in Topeka, has offices in 11 counties throughout the state and offers a variety of legal aid to a variety of people and groups.

Currently, the Wichita office is in 7,000 square feet at 200 N. Broadway.

The new office is at 340 S. Broadway where Rainbows United used to be.

“This building is better suited for our needs,” says Rhonda Sullivan, managing attorney.

The new 8,400 square feet will offer more storage space and a conference room, which she says “makes me really happy.”

Sullivan says Kansas Legal Services has been in its current space a dozen years.

“We’ve changed a lot in those years.”

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Sweet Cheeks, a store for mothers and their babies, to open in Delano

WICHITA — Julie Craft’s 4-month-old daughter, Maecy, is part of the inspiration for her new retail shop.

Sweet Cheeks, which is opening at 917 W. Douglas in Delano, will be a “mommy-baby boutique,” Craft says.

We’re going to kind of go a little edgier, a little cheeky, so to speak.”

Craft used to be the school nurse for Rainbows United. She was laid off in December.

She also has a couple of online businesses.

Craft can’t always find what she wants for Maecy in Wichita, though, so she’s hoping her shop will appeal to other mothers looking for one-of-a-kind items.

Sweet Cheeks is going into the former Blank Page space, which was an art gallery with a cabaret license.

Craft says she’s doing extensive remodeling.

“We’ve had a lot of challenges with that.”

She hopes to be open in time for Second Saturday (a promotional day of shopping in Delano and Old Town) on Sept. 11. Craft says if she can’t open by then, she expects to open by Oct. 1 at the latest.