New owner of Liquid Sun will relocate and possibly expand at Clifton Square

WICHITA — Alicia Dixon manages the Walgreens in Derby, but she's always known she wanted her own shop.

"I have just always had a fire to run my own business," she says.

So she's purchased the Liquid Sun spray-tanning salon near Central and Webb and is moving it to Clifton Square in College Hill.

"It will help me draw from both sides of Wichita," Dixon says. "It just has a unique feel."

She also thinks that being near similar businesses, including two massage places and a couple of salons, will help draw customers.

"It's in our 'beauty row,' " says Clifton Square owner Jo Zakas. "That's a new name. . . . Isn't that cute?"

Dixon is already thinking of expanding within her first year by growing into a day spa or adding a boutique in addition to offering tanning.

"It is just kind of a good stepping stone for me."