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Chic Street Boutique to open at Mill Creek Village at Central and Rock

04/11/2013 4:58 PM

04/11/2013 5:29 PM

WICHITA — It's almost two years later than the owners planned, but Chic Street Boutique is opening in Mill Creek Village at the northeast corner of Central and Rock on Tuesday.

"It's a location that we looked at originally," says co-owner Karrie Botts.

She and co-owner Lori Katz wanted the site before they opened in Valley Center 17 months ago, but another store beat them to it by a day.

They continued looking in Wichita but couldn't find the right spot so decided on Valley Center instead.

"It's my hometown, and the building that we're in is family owned," Botts says.

The space is only 600 square feet.

"It's tiny," Botts says.

The new space is almost 1,700 square feet. Botts says they like it because it's centrally located and has great visibility.

"We just jumped on it."

The store sells women's apparel in sizes from extra small to 3X. Katz says she's especially proud of carrying a variety of plus sizes that other stores often don't.

The new location also will have some home decor items, which is new for the store.

Katz says it will continue to sell accessories as well.

"We can accessorize you from head to toe."

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Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

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