Husband and wife Chad and Trisha Lee are moving their 50 Plus Fitness studio and adding a permanent personal training space for Chad, who also owns Premier Fitness .
"It's so exciting for him to get to have his own place," Trisha Lee says.
Chad Lee does some personal training at the current 50 Plus Fitness studio, at Central and Woodlawn in the Normandie shopping center. He's also been doing training in the Andover area since 1996.
The Lees wanted to find a more central location between Normandie and Andover, which is why they're moving to Central and Greenwich. They'll open early next month at 11414 E. Central next to the new Orange Leaf .
The new space is 2,500 square feet, which is larger than 50 Plus' current 1,500 square feet.
In addition to training space, there will be room for yoga and Zumba classes and group camps, which are similar to boot camps.
"Group camps are a lot less intimidating," Trisha Lee says.
Despite what the 50 Plus name might imply, she says, "We're going to be able to accommodate all age ranges."
There are some programs, though, specifically designed for the baby boomer and more senior population. There are some no-cost memberships available through certain health plans, Trisha Lee says.
She says the goal is to expand on 50 Plus' private and comfortable atmosphere with a relaxing new space.
"It's really spa-like."
After about four months in business, the Delano Antique Mall is expanding in Delano .
Owner Steve DeThample , who has had the 12,900-square-foot mall at 1642 W. Douglas since late October, is acquiring the 6,000-square-foot building next door at 1600 W. Douglas.
"It's going to give me my parking I need ... and dwindle my waiting list down," DeThample says.
Currently, he has about 70 renters. The new space will allow for 50 more booths, 18 of which he's already filled.
The new space will be ready in early April.
"We're going to flip the name now that I've got two of them," DeThample says of renaming the business Delano Antiques .
He expects the second building to be all the space he needs.
"Oh yeah," DeThample says. "It's more than enough, according to my wife."
Exactly a month after his delayed opening of Metro Grill II in Andover, chef Michael Gonzalez is gone.
He hopes it won't be for long.
Gonzalez and Sarita Gonzalez —who is either his wife or his ex-wife, depending on which one you ask — are splitting up.
Michael Gonzalez says an officer showed up to tell him Sarita Gonzalez has control of the restaurant.
"It's a big thing," he says. "It's an unfortunate thing."
Michael Gonzalez has control of the original Metro Grill at Towne East Square , but he's heading to court next week to try to reclaim the one in Andover.
That restaurant closed briefly this week, but Sarita Gonzalez has reopened it.
"She's trying to prove something, and unfortunately she's going to hurt the business because she doesn't have any, any, knowledge ... of what it takes to run a kitchen," Michael Gonzalez says.
Sarita Gonzalez says, "I've been working with Michael for 13 years, since I met him. Everything that Metro Grill is is my idea."
We'll let you know what the court says next week.
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"It looks like a bad hair day for Kansas."
—Sedgwick County environmental resources director Susan Erlenwein , commenting on a map of air currents coming into Wichita during a discussion with commissioners about ozone levels