Uptown Cheapskate to open next to sister store Kid to Kid on the west side

WICHITA — Sometimes being a cheapskate is a good thing.

Just ask Mollie Schell.

Schell owns Kid to Kid, a store near 21st and Tyler that carries “pretty much everything you need for a child.”

Now, she’s opening Kid to Kid’s sister store, Uptown Cheapskate, to cater to teens and young adults.

Both stores are franchises that sell used clothing and some new merchandise as well. Customers can trade their used clothing for cash or store credit.

Schell says she’s in the same situation as many of her Kid to Kid customers.

“My kids are outgrowing the store, quite frankly,” she says.

Kid to Kid is in 1,950 square feet at 2243 N. Tyler.

Uptown Cheapskate, which Schell hopes to open in September, will be in 4,290 square feet.

That includes the space Personally Yours is vacating when it moves to NewMarket Square.

It also includes the former Bamboo Stix space and the space where American General Financial Services was.

Caro Development owns the building, and Cristi Howell of J.P. Weigand & Sons was the leasing agent.

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