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Blue Swallowtail Studio on the hunt for new space again

08/08/2014 3:11 PM

08/08/2014 3:19 PM

JoAn McGregor is once again looking for new space for her Blue Swallowtail Studio in Delano.

In July a year ago, McGregor explained that she was “really in a pickle” when she lost her lease at 1712 W. Douglas.

McGregor, who is a fused glass artist, potter and minister, then found new space at 1528 W. Douglas the next month.

Now, she says, “I’ve lost my lease again.”

McGregor says her rent is going up by 50 percent. She says there were some other issues as well, so she never stopped looking for other new space.

Her last day in business at her current space will be Aug. 23.

McGregor says she may try to set up in her garage or somewhere else if she doesn’t have a new space to move into by then.

She says that rent “prices are horribly high.”

“I’m really looking hard.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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.

Carrie encourages readers to contact her with tips, questions, behind-the-scenes business news and even funny quotes from business people. Reach her at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com

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