WICHITA — Julie Craft's 4-month-old daughter, Maecy, is part of the inspiration for her new retail shop.
Sweet Cheeks, which is opening at 917 W. Douglas in Delano, will be a "mommy-baby boutique," Craft says.
We're going to kind of go a little edgier, a little cheeky, so to speak."
Craft used to be the school nurse for Rainbows United. She was laid off in December.
She also has a couple of online businesses.
Craft can't always find what she wants for Maecy in Wichita, though, so she's hoping her shop will appeal to other mothers looking for one-of-a-kind items.
Sweet Cheeks is going into the former Blank Page space, which was an art gallery with a cabaret license.
Craft says she's doing extensive remodeling.
"We've had a lot of challenges with that."
She hopes to be open in time for Second Saturday (a promotional day of shopping in Delano and Old Town) on Sept. 11. Craft says if she can't open by then, she expects to open by Oct. 1 at the latest.