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TOPTone Records and Creative Solutions to share new space

WICHITA – TOPtone Records owner Tom Page and his wife, Jill Miller of Creative Solutions, have come up with their own creative solution for office space.

They’ve purchased a commercial building at 437 N. St. Francis that they’ll share for their two businesses.

Each will take half of the 1,600-square-foot space. They’ve been renovating the building and will officially move in in a couple of weeks.

“We like the whole downtown area,” Page says.

Also, he says, “It’s a quality-of-life issue for me.”

Page is blind and says downtown is the most accessible area of Wichita.

“If you want to take a bus somewhere, downtown’s the best place to go,” he says.

Most recently, Page has been recording at C. Major’s Rockin’ Daddy’s near Douglas and Hillside. Page is a musician himself and has recorded acts like Moreland & Arbuckle and the Sluggos.

Miller, who is a business development consultant, has been working out of their home.

“So it’s not much different,” she says, quickly adding with a laugh, “except I’ll be able to have a room with a lock on the door.”

The extra space also means now she’ll have space to hire an assistant.

“I could nearly weep,” Miller says. “I’m so happy.”