WICHITA — Longtime Newton shop owners Ken and Vicki Stobbe and their daughter, Tina, are opening their first store in Wichita next month.
"We've always wanted to expand to Wichita," Tina Stobbe says. "We debated a long time whether to go east (or) go west."
The family has chosen Cambridge Market on the southeast corner of 21st and Webb Road to open Redbird Boutique.
They've owned High Street Co., a home decor and gift store, for 25 years in Newton.
That's where they also have the 15-year-old boutique Main Street Co. and the 9-year-old Kitchen Corner, a gourmet kitchen store.
The Stobbes considered a kitchen store for Wichita, but they thought that would require more space, so they decided to open a boutique in 1,750 square feet instead.
Don Piros with Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.
"We're going to have clothing and purses and jewelry and fun girly stuff," Tina Stobbe says.