A couple of new businesses are getting ready to celebrate their grand openings.
Jay Hatfield Motorsports of Wichita opened in early April at the northeast corner of Kellogg and Greenwich where the Scholfield luxury dealership used to be.
Since Have You Heard? first wrote about the store in February, it has added Polaris merchandise in addition to Honda and Kawasaki.
The store sells motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-side utility vehicles.
The grand opening will be May 10 and 11, with most of the activities happening on the second day. That includes food trucks, a live remote and a ribbon cutting.
On May 18, Feline Groovy is celebrating its grand opening.
Lisa Grivois actually opened the business in November, but she’s been fine tuning it since then.
“I really just wanted to get a temperature check on product,” she says. “We really wanted to make sure we covered all of our bases on what people wanted.”
Grivois is a co-owner of the Cat Hospital of Wichita next door. The two businesses share the same address of 6130 E. Central, which is just west of Woodlawn.
She says what customers have told her is they want “unique, different items that really were specific to cats.”
They also want well-researched products as well as natural ones.
“It’s just a really unique boutique for cat lovers,” Grivois says. “Now we’re ready to . . . open it up for everybody to enjoy.”
The grand opening will be from noon to 3 p.m. and will have pizza, cake and music. Also, everyone can meet the store’s cats, Nibbly and Napoleon, or Nappy for short.
Grivois says she “would love for everybody to come and experience the new store.”