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Starting Block swim shop to open second store on west side

WICHITA — For five years, Tammy Riffel has had the Starting Block swim shop at the Wichita Swim Club at 8323 E. Douglas.

And for five years, she's been silently studying.

"I just kind of sat back and observed," Riffel says.

She's seen a need for another shop, this time on the west side.

So she's opening her second Starting Block in February at 1444 N. Maize Road, just north of 13th and Maize.

"This is going to be so nice," she says of the roomy 1,300 square feet she'll have.

That compares with 500 square feet at her first shop.

Riffel says being at the Wichita Swim Club is great, but she says, "There's so many people that don't know that I'm there."

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