Tevin Jacques isn’t waiting to finish his degree in business administration before starting his own business.
The 24-year-old has already started his own line of T-shirts, Not Human, while going to school at Wichita State University.
Now, he and business partners Cory Barnes, 24, and Hayden Harris, 22, are opening Space Station in Old Town to sell the Not Human line along with other brands.
“I’ve just always been into clothes and shoes,” Jacques says.
The store will open in the front part of the Boyle Building at 139 N. Mead, which is across the street from the back side of the Brickyard.
Jacques says he started designing clothing when he couldn’t find things to buy that he wanted to wear.
“I just designed clothes that I wanted to wear.”
He describes Not Human as an urban street-wear brand.
Jacques says it’s “basically being about yourself, just expressing yourself, just being different than other people.”
The store is called Space Station because Jacques says he is infatuated with space, from planets in particular to “the universe in general.”
There will be a galaxy theme on the floor of the store.
The store will feature local artists’ work on the walls as decoration and to sell.
Space Station also will have some consignment items.
“We’re going to do a little buy-sell-trade thing,” Jacques says.
He says he chose to locate in Old Town because of all of the visitors to the area.
“You’re next to a lot of people … just walking around,” he says. “You can just catch all those people.”
Ideally, Jacques says he and his partners would like to open by late November.
“Hopefully we can be open before Christmas so we can get the Christmas shopping in.”