WICHITA — Satchel Creek Steaks has closed its Cambridge Market retail shop and is moving to Andover, but it's not leaving Wichita entirely.
Owner Tiya Tonn-Oppold has placed her products at the Great Harvest Bread Co. near 21st and Maize to have a presence on the west side.
"That's been great for us."
As soon as the Great Harvest near Central and Woodlawn is revamped to make room, Tonn-Oppold says Satchel Creek will be there as well.
She's negotiating with a couple of other retail outlets as well.
"Really, it's more cost effective . . . to be in the local neighborhoods," Tonn-Oppold says. "It's good business sense for the small businesses involved and more localized for the customer."
She was surprised to learn that people in different areas seem to like different cuts of meat.
"You wouldn't think there would be that," she says.
"We're going to be able to really hone in on what people in (an) area are wanting."
The new store at 340 S. Andover Road will open by Valentine's Day.
At approximately 1,000 square feet, it's about half the size of the space at Cambridge Market.
"We're still going to carry everything we've been carrying," Tonn-Oppold says.