Anchor owner Schane Gross to open Douglas Avenue Chop Shop next door

WICHITA — Anchor owner Schane Gross was disappointed when her Creekstone Farms contact told her there are no stores where she could buy the Arkansas City company's products to cook for her children.

"We were making jokes like, 'I should just open up a butcher shop,'" Gross says.

It's no joke, though. That's what she's doing.

Gross is opening Douglas Avenue Chop Shop at 1113 E. Douglas, which is next to the Anchor, to sell Creekstone products and other high-end meat.

"It would be an extension of the Anchor," Gross says.

She's calling it a boutique butcher shop, but Gross doesn't want that to intimidate anyone.

"It's not going to look like a boutique from the outside. It's going to be very approachable."

Gross, who hopes to have the shop open by the middle of October, says she'll sell meat from small producers locally and regionally.

She says it will be the same types of meat that shoppers can find in grocery stores, "but on a higher quality, higher level."