Baseline Creative moves to Dockum Building

Dockum Drug Store (building #5), 3200 E. Douglas.WICHITA — Freshly baked bread.

Margaritas by the pool.

With perks like that, who needs a regular office?

Turns out Baseline Creative does.

“We’ve finally grown to a point that the home office was no longer large enough,” owner Nathan Williams says of his full-service design firm.

So he has moved it to the Dockum Building at Douglas and Hillside.

Williams started the business about a decade ago. He used to work for another company but then began designing fonts for movies and apparel companies on the side. He says that’s what allowed him to then start his own business, which he’s always run out of his east-side home.

“It was fine for about five or six people,” Williams says.

Eight tipped the scales for a traditional office, but Williams says now there are 10 employees, so a move is probably overdue.

“We grew all of a sudden,” he says of the past few years.

The firm designs apps and does interactive design and Internet and print work.

Williams says he likes the Dockum Building for its visibility, parking and overall aesthetic.

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Shine Salon to move to Sunburst Plaza

UPDATED — There’s a new tenant coming to Phil Ruffin’s Sunburst Plaza at 1725 at 1725 E. Douglas, which may be better known as the home of Tanya’s Soup Kitchen.

Shine Salon is moving into 2,500 square feet next to the former Integrity Auto Group space at the center.

“We’ve kind of been looking to expand, to grow our business,” says Val Sigg, who owns the business with his wife, Casey. “Our business has been fantastic.”

The salon will celebrate five years at 110 N. Hillside on March 18.

Currently, Shine has six styling chairs and eight stylists.

“We’re trying to accommodate 14 hair stylists at our new space,” Sigg says. “We are actively looking for … hair stylists to come work with us over there.”

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