You don’t say

“… some people must be really bored to pick on a small business like us.”

– An e-mail from Sandbar Trading’s Rick Gottsponer, whose former website was hacked by someone in Turkey (and whose new one is doing just fine)

Sandbar Trading to open a sister store in Santa Fe

WICHITA — The tough economic climate has actually proven to be a benefit for Sandbar Trading owners Richard and Julie Gottsponer.

“We have been trying for years to figure out a way to do a gallery in Santa Fe just for the high season,” Richard Gottsponer says.

Space has always been too expensive to lease, but with other galleries and shops folding, there was an opening.

“All the stars just got aligned, and we were able to get us a great location on Canyon Road,” Gottsponer says. “Canyon Road is kind of like Rodeo Drive in California or Fifth Avenue in New York.

“It’s almost the art capital of the world anymore. Seriously.”

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