Carrie Rengers

Innovative Vein to expand to own building at Oak Creek

Slawson Cos.’ Oak Creek development, where the new Innovative Vein office is under construction.
Slawson Cos.’ Oak Creek development, where the new Innovative Vein office is under construction. Courtesy photo

Six years after opening, Innovative Vein is moving to its own building at Slawson Cos.Oak Creek development at the southwest corner of 21st and Greenwich.

“We are not moving very far,” says physician and owner Paul Cheatum.

The practice currently is in 4,500 square feet at the Village at Greenwich at the northeast corner of the intersection.

The new building, which is under construction, is just over 5,000 square feet “but with a lot more usable space,” Cheatum says.

“We are going to be the first building being built in that area,” he says.

There will be professional offices and services and light medical along East 21st Street.

“We really have appreciated being where we are now,” Cheatum says.

However, he says he thinks there are advantages to having a stand-alone building rather than one in a strip center.

Cheatum says it makes sense for any growing business that’s adding services to want more space and visibility. He says the new space also will allow for areas that are more friendly to patients and clients.

Innovative Vein offers varicose vein management and treatment and aesthetic treatments such as Botox, fillers, skin care, laser treatments and body shaping.

Spa MD at Innovative Vein is the name of the aesthetics side of the business.

Innovative Vein has satellite locations at 21st and Ridge Road and in Dodge City, Winfield, Emporia and Ponca City, Okla.

Cheatum says the practice’s Joseph Baker visits the satellite locations twice a month, “so that keeps him pretty busy.”

Slawson’s April Reed and Christi Royse of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal for the new east-side space.

“We’re hoping to be in by late summer,” Cheatum says. “We’re ready to expand and move and be … self sufficient.”

Reed says there is 32,000 square feet of building area within about 144,000 square feet of land at the professional development.

She says there are sites that can support buildings of up to 5,500 square feet, 6,200 square feet and 11,000 square feet.

“Any of these sites would accommodate somebody wanting some basement space, too,” Reed says.

Oak Creek is a 160-acre master planned community. High-end residential was the initial phase of development and is still underway.

“We have three patio (home) projects going on right now,” Reed says.

Glen Meadows is immediately behind where the new professional area will be. It will have homes in the $800,000 range.

There’s also Glen Gate with homes in the $1.1 million to $1.5 million range, and Glen View with homes from $1.1 million to $2 million.

“So very high end, very exclusive,” Reed says. “They’re attracting people that are busy professionals.”

She says the professional area is developing in an unexpected way.

“Traditionally, we were just looking for buyers,” Reed says.

She says she’s now connecting business owners, such as those who may not want to build a large building, with investors who are looking for properties.

“I can work with all of those different scenarios,” Reed says.

“I’m making connections with people,” she says. “I’m bringing people together.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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