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Hugs & Hissyfits to move, expand at Shops at Tallgrass

WICHITA — Hugs & Hissyfits is moving within Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock to part of the former Marshmallow Kisses space.

"We just need to get bigger," owner Lexi Bruner says.

Her 3-year-old shop, which sells clothing and gifts for babies and toddlers, currently is in 1,850 square feet.

Late next week, the store will move to 3,000 square feet of Marshmallow Kisses' former 4,300 square feet.

"There is a portion of the space that we're going to use for a party room," Bruner says.

She's planning themed parties for little boys and girls, such as tea parties and pirate parties.

"We hope that having something to offer for little boys will be something different," Bruner says.

She says her own family life — "having nine children and not wanting to do things at the house" — served as her inspiration.