Carrie Rengers

Urban Renewal Consignment and My Gym Wichita are for sale

Looking for a new business to get into? A couple of well-known businesses are for sale.

Kathy Goodale is looking to sell her almost 5-year-old Urban Renewal Consignment at the Westlink Shopping Center at Central and Tyler.

“We’ve set records every single year we’ve been in business,” Goodale says. “I feel like we accomplished something. We started from nothing.”

Goodale says she’s ready to move on with some other opportunities. She’s started telling customers, and they are not happy, she says.

She plans to make a decision by the end of February. If the store doesn’t sell, Goodale says she’ll close by late spring or early summer, but she hopes that won’t have to happen.

“It’s just such a beautifully viable business,” she says. “It’s a great money-maker for everyone involved.”

Ji-Youn Sousa also is looking to sell her My Gym Wichita franchise, which is a children’s fitness center that recently moved to the Art Park at 7230 E. 29th St. North.

“I wanted to make the relocation transition as smooth as possible,” Sousa says. “It’s done. It’s settled.”

Now, she says she wants to focus on helping her parents with some business interests in New York.

“I wanted to see if the gym could go into good hands,” Sousa says. “The franchise is a great franchise. The corporate support is amazing with My Gym.”

For now, she says it’s business as usual. Her lease is up in March of 2016.

“I’ll re-evaluate and see … what I need to do.”

Sousa says she hopes she can find a buyer by then.

“I think the right family would be out there.”

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

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