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Baskin-Robbins stores to reopen shortly

07/11/2013 2:58 PM

07/11/2013 3:29 PM

WICHITA — Former Chattanooga, Tenn., residents Geoffrey and Candice Lee are going to be the new operators of the two Wichita Baskin-Robbins stores.

"We're certainly wanting everyone to come in and give it a shot and to try us," Geoffrey Lee says.

He and his wife are former teachers, but they wanted to find something they could own and do together. Candice Lee worked for a Baskin-Robbins in college.

They're freshening up the two former Baskin-Robbins stores here, which closed in late 2012 and early 2013. Geoffrey Lee says he and his wife plan to get involved with the community through the store.

He says they hope to have the store near 21st and Webb Road open by July 20 and the west-side store near 21st and Maize Road open a couple of weeks after that.

"We're going to try to do it as quickly as possible."

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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.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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