WICHITA — So, you want to start a new business. What's your first step?
Create a Facebook account, apparently. They're not just for campaigning for out-of-state retailers to come here.
Friends Jason Franz, Nathan Filbert and Kacy Crider created a Facebook account for Tangible Books, a 24-hour bookstore and cafe they hope to open downtown.
They already have almost 500 people on the account who say they like the idea.
Their projected September opening probably isn't going to happen, though.
Spring is looking more likely.
"We're going to hopefully have a bookstore that the main focus is on literature," Franz says.
He doesn't want the kind of books that make bestseller lists, though.
Franz says he wants quality European and American literature that's not necessarily so popular.
"You would be able to throw a rock in the bookstore and hit a really good book."
But where to throw?
The partners haven't selected a site yet. Franz says they'd prefer somewhere along Douglas Avenue or Commerce Street.