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Cow and Sow Deli closed, but The Renfro Studio is still open

The Renfro Studio, which was used for seating for Cow and Sow Deli before it closed, is still functioning as a private event venue.
The Renfro Studio, which was used for seating for Cow and Sow Deli before it closed, is still functioning as a private event venue. The Wichita Eagle

A misunderstanding about the division between her former business and her current business is causing some headaches for Tracey Coln, who closed her Cow and Sow Deli at 612 E. Douglas in October.

Although Coln no longer has the deli, she does still have The Renfro Studio right next door. That space, which Coln rents out as an event venue that seats about 33 people, is still open. She used the space for seating when she owned Cow & Sow, causing some people to assume it was closed as well. Someone who had committed to renting the space for a holiday party pulled out at the last minute, saying she assumed it was closed, too.

Coln, who also is a photographer, rents out The Renfro Studio for $45 an hour and says it gives downtown dwellers, businesses and others an affordable space to put on parties, meetings and events. She’s had Final Friday events in the space, too, and plans to resume them soon.

Coln’s last day in business at Cow and Sow Deli was Oct. 30. She’d opened it as a deli and mini grocery store in November 2013. Earlier this month, Garden of Eatin’ Food Truck owner Rebecca Amos said that she, her brother and her husband were taking over the Cow and Sow space. They hope to have the stationary Garden of Eatin’ open in March.

For information about The Renfro Studio, call 316-204-7695.

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