Pink Door What-Not Shop in Delano to shrink by 10,000 square feet

05/17/2013 4:11 PM

05/17/2013 4:41 PM

WICHITA — When one door closes, it doesn't necessarily mean another one opens.

In the case of the Pink Door What-Not Shop in Delano, the closing of one of the two buildings the store has will mean a much smaller shop.

"We have two buildings side-by-side, and we're not going to be able to renew our lease on our big building," says co-owner Deborah Weber.

She says the rent is going up, which is why the shop is leaving that side.

The 2-year-old store, which sells collectibles, antiques, furniture and home decor, is at 1316 W. Douglas.

Its small building is 1,300 square feet, and its big one is 10,000 square feet.

"We're working on getting the furniture side closed down," Weber says. "We're going to see if we can make it without the big building."

The store still will carry some furniture, but not as much.

"We're going to do some reconfiguring on the floor in here," Weber says of fitting it on the small side.

She says business has been up and down since the Pink Door opened.

"It's been a little rough lately."

If the smaller version of the shop doesn't do well, Weber says she's not sure if the store will move or close.

"We haven't even thought that far ahead," she says. "We keep our fingers crossed and just hope we can keep our nostrils above the water line."

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