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East-side Great Harvest Bread to move, expand

WICHITA — There's going to be a bigger Harvest this fall, but not necessarily of crops.

Tim Heeren is moving his East Central Great Harvest Bread from 6509 East Central to 533 N. Woodlawn to part of the former Home Gallery by Cohlmia space.

"We're going to expand our product line . . . and we just need more space to accommodate our equipment," Heeren says.

He's adding new kinds of bread, such as hard-crusted bread, and bagels. He's even jumping on the current craze and adding frozen yogurt.

"It's just such a natural product to have,"  Heeren says. "It isn't rocket science."

He adds, "I guarantee you our price will be a bit more competitive than these yogurt places."

Currently, the store and restaurant are in 1,600 square feet. The new space, which will be ready in September, will be 4,500 square feet.

That will allow for increased seating — about 50 seats compared to the current dozen. There also will be an expanded patio.

"It'll just be more appealing," Heeren says.