The County Commission race isn’t all that’s ending for Renee Duxler.
“We really struggled to even just get off the ground with all that construction that happened the first four months we were open,” Duxler says.
“We just continued to struggle through the summer.”
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She says her campaign “didn’t necessarily help any.”
The store limped through the end of the campaign, and since then, Duxler says she’s been doing a “kind of picking-myself-up-off-the-ground sort of thing.”
“Unfortunately, I just don’t think we can recover from kind of everything.”
A closing sale, including store fixtures, starts Thursday and goes through the end of the month. Aerial will be open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Duxler says she considered other options for the store, but “when it comes down to it, brick-and-mortar is so hard.”
“The Wichita economy isn’t great right now,” she says. “That doesn’t mean to say that maybe at some point Wichita might have a better market for it, and there might be a space to do it.”
Duxler says she hopes Moeder & Associates has luck finding a new tenant.
“It’s a great little block,” she says. “With all the eateries around, I think it would be a great little office space.”