Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co. to be open every weekend starting in April
06/25/2014 5:53 PM
06/25/2014 5:53 PM
WICHITA — Customers dig Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co. so much, Annette Shankle is expanding her store's hours.
"You know, we never envisioned being to this point, but due to the wonderful support of Wichita, it's grown to be able to do this," she says.
Mr. Diggs opened two years ago at the northeast corner of First and St. Francis to sell furniture, home decor, art and lamps in 5,500 square feet of what Shankle calls "warehouse-esque" space. Some of the items are new, and some are used.
Initially, store hours were only one long weekend a month. Shankle then expanded hours from Tuesday through Saturday one week a month.
Starting April 3, Mr. Diggs will be open Thursday through Saturday every week.
"It gives them more flexibility," Shankle says of customers.
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