Oz Elite Basketball expands with academy

WICHITA — A fifth Sport Clips Haircuts site isn’t all Roger Haynes-Robertson is working on right now.

He’s also taking his Oz Elite Basketball to the next level with a new academy.

He says his nonprofit boys basketball travel club, which has 10 teams that compete regionally and nationally, now has an academy to help the players practice and develop their skills.

Oz started a year ago with one team. The 10 teams he now has cover a range of ages.

“Because of the growth rate, we have had a lot of interest in people wanting private instruction and group workouts,” Haynes-Robertson says.

For now, the academy will be based at the S&P Sports Complex near 35th Street North and St. Francis.

“It works fine, but I think eventually we’re going to outgrow it,” Haynes-Robertson says.

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Fifth Wichita-area Sport Clips Haircuts salon to open at One Kellogg Place

WICHITA — Sport Clips Haircuts franchisee Roger Haynes-Robertson has signed a deal for his fifth Wichita-area salon, this time at One Kellogg Place at Kellogg and Greenwich.

“It just made the most sense,” Haynes-Robertson says of picking that location.

He already has stores near 21st and Maize Road, 21st and Rock Road, Maple and Ridge and in Derby.

“The distance from the other locations is ideal,” Haynes-Robertson says of the newest site.

The salon caters to men and has a sports theme and locker-room feel with plenty of TVs for sports viewing.

The new salon’s 1,500 square feet will be two doors from Planet Sub. Look for it to open in late October or early November.

Plaza Barbers in Andover to move, expand

WICHITA — Another business is moving to Andover Village at 321 S. Andover Road.

Last month, Have You Heard? reported that Computers Plus would relocate there.

Now, Dave Tingley is moving his Plaza Barbers there.

He’s been in about 800 square feet at 616 N. Andover Road for seven years.

Joining Tingley will be his father, Virgil, who today closed his Virgil’s Barber Shop, which he had for 17 years.

“He reached a point in his life where he kind of wants to do it part time,” Tingley says of his father.

“It’s something we’ve talked about for a couple of years,” he says. “The timing seems right.”

They’ll both continue to offer traditional barber services.

“We still want to keep it comfortable for our older generation,” Tingley says.

He’s also adding salon services such as manicures, waxing and possibly massage.

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Kay Jewelers to open at NewMarket Square

WICHITA — Every kiss begins at … NewMarket Square?

Some of them soon will, anyway.

Kay Jewelers, known for its “every kiss begins with Kay” tagline, is opening at the development at 21st and Maize.

The chain is taking 2,224 square feet where Meritrust Credit Union used to be. That’s the same building as Pei Wei.

April Reed of Slawson Cos., who handled the deal, says the store likely will open in early February – probably in time for Valentine’s Day.

“This is our first national jeweler,” Reed says.

A local jewelry store, Powell Jewelry, is in the same area. Reed says there isn’t a conflict.

“Historically jewelry stores have clustered in the mall,” she says. “People in that category cross-shop so much.”

There are Kay stores in Towne East Square and Towne West Square, but Reed says Kay has also been going into open-air retail centers such as NewMarket for years.

There’s only one other space left to lease in that part of the development. There’s 1,900 square feet available facing Best Buy in the same building as Doc Green’s.

The new Kay will face Maize Road. Reed says there’s only one NewMarket space left along Maize Road. It’s in the same building as Sport Clips Haircuts.

“That would fill up everything on Maize Road that Slawson owns.”

April Reed is a dealmaker so far in 2010

WICHITA — At a time when most commercial brokers would be happy to be making any deals, April Reed of Slawson Cos. is making multiple deals.

“My phone is ringing off the hook,” she says.

So far in the new year, Reed has closed deals for White Dress, Alter Ego Fashions, Complete Nutrition and Picture Perfect to open at NewMarket Square; for Wichita Pilates Group and Zeni to open at the Shops at Tallgrass; and Sport Clips Haircuts to open at Tallgrass Centre.

She has at least one more deal coming this week and possibly a second as well.

“I think there’s a little bit of pent-up demand,” Reed says.

She says the market is more positive now than it has been.

Also, she says, “This time of year is traditionally busy for retail leasing.”

Reed says part of it is being “willing to make some deals, too.”

She adds, though, “We’re not doing any deals that don’t pencil out for us.”

Sport Clips Haircuts to open at Tallgrass Centre

WICHITA — Monique and Roger Haynes-Robertson already have one of the most successful Sport Clips Haircuts franchises in the country at NewMarket Square, and they think they’re going to have another winner by opening a new salon at Tallgrass Centre at 21st and Rock where Papa John’s Pizza used to be.

“We’ve been thinking about it since we opened the west store,” Monique Haynes-Robertson says of an east-side store.

The Haynes-Robertsons also have one in Derby.

Monique Haynes-Robertson says the Jimmy’s Egg at Tallgrass Centre is doing well there.

“That piqued my interest.”

She likes that it’s near Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods, too.

The sports-themed salon caters to men and boys only.

“It’s a busy intersection and a lot of traffic, so I think it’s ideal,” she says.

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