Five years after opening at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road, Dustee’s Fashion Accessories is closing. There’s a chance it could reopen elsewhere, though.
“If we could find the right location at the right price, you bet,” says owner David Green, who is from Oklahoma City.
“Wichita’s been a great market,” he says. “The people are outstanding.”
Green says he liked NewMarket Square very much as well but couldn’t successfully come to terms on a new lease.
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“It just wasn’t conducive to our future.”
Though Green is open to relocating, he says he’s focusing more on another business he owns now. He has North Pole City, a Christmas store in Oklahoma City, and a division of the store called North Pole City Lights that’s all about LED lights.
“We’re directing a lot of our efforts in that direction,” he says.
That includes possibly finding a Wichita storefront for the light business.
Dustee’s will be closed Monday and Tuesday and then will reopen for a closing sale on Wednesday.
April 25 is the store’s last day in business.
Slawson Cos. broker April Reed says she’s working on a lease for the 6,500-square-foot space, which is next to Michael’s and a couple of doors down from Best Buy.
Look for more information on the new lease soon.