Business

Time for growth for Grene Vision

Grene Vision Group is expanding in several markets.

"We've been busy," says CFO Troy Biggs .

In Derby, the group is adding 1,700 square feet to its existing 3,200 square feet at Spring Creek .

The "economy down there seems to be doing well," Biggs says. "We thought it was a good move."

Chad Stafford with Occidental Management handled the deal.

In Andover, Grene Vision Group is moving to a newly renovated, larger site at 135 S. Andover Road.

The new 3,000 square feet will allow for a larger office and an expanded optical department.

The move will happen in the early part of June.

In Augusta, the group is moving within the same office park it's currently in on Brookside Court just off of Ohio Street.

"We lost the lease with our landlord so it provided a great opportunity actually for us to build a new location right there," Biggs says.

The new building, which will be ready in late September, will be 3,000 square feet.

Grene Vision Group has about 20 sites across Kansas with 42 physicians.

No strain on the brain

A new liquor store and cigar shop are coming to the Village at Greenwich at 21st and Greenwich.

Anisha Patel plans to open the Liquor Cabinet and Cigars & More in 3,000 square feet by Aug. 1.

"We're going to try to push for before that," she says.

Her brother, Jay , is doing a lot of the work to get the store ready.

Anisha Patel owns America's Best Value Inn & Suites in Hesston. That's kind of what inspired her to go into a new line of work.

"I want to try to trend away from a 24-hour business," she says. "If someone doesn't show up, you're filling in that shift."

She thinks the liquor store business will be more low key.

"Doesn't require too much of a strain on the brain."

Not that she's giving up the hotel business.

"It's what brought me my luck in life, so you don't get rid of that."

Ish Tamas of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal for the liquor store.

Patel says her focus will be on wine.

She says there's not much competition in the area.

Patel also likes how that area is growing, especially with Cabela's coming to Regency Lakes across the street.

For now, her cigar shop won't have a lounge, but that's something Patel hopes to possibly add some day.

"Hopefully in the future if our business is going good."

You don't say

"You're going to come back for more and give me a hug."

Liz Massey , a sales clerk at the Sephora store that opened Friday at Bradley Fair , after convincing a customer that she would love a particular lotion

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