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ChiArt Studio to leave Delano for east side

WICHITA — ChiArt Studio is not renewing its lease in Delano when it’s up in March.

"You know, in this economy, we just can't keep doing this," says Susan Bane, who owns the business with her husband, Randy.

They will no longer have a showroom for art, but the Banes will continue the rest of their business out of their east-side home.

"We're saving a lot of money by doing that," Susan Bane says.

The Banes will continue teaching fine art and faux finishing and will still offer their house painting and design services.

They already had stopped selling house paint and interior finishing products.

"We really don't need a storefront," Susan Bane says.

She plans a huge moving sale, possibly next month, but she's already looking to sell a lot of items like display racks.