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SignLab.net to move within Delano

04/30/2014 5:00 AM

06/25/2014 5:53 PM

WICHITA — It was February when Chris Ridder told Have You Heard? that he was opening SignLab.net in Delano. He didn't expect to have more news this soon, but then, he says he didn't expect his landlord to sell his building either.

"Four days after I moved in, everybody and their brother told me, 'You know, that building is selling.'"

Ridder was not pleased at first, but now he's OK with the move because it's allowing him to double his space.

"Had I not moved here at the beginning, I guess this wouldn't have happened, so I guess there's a silver lining," Ridder says.

He's moving from 2,500 square feet at 1712 W. Douglas to 5,000 square feet at 1011 W. Second St., which is a block east of Seneca.

SignLab.net sells banners, posters, aluminum signs, vehicle displays and real estate signs, among others.

The new store, which should be ready Thursday, will be near Ty's Diner. Ridder has a habit of locating his young business near burger places.

"I'm across from Wimpys Burgers right now."

Look for news later today on what's moving into Ridder's first Delano space.

About Carrie Rengers

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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