Archive for Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Growth of Tonganoxie attracts new owners of video business

August 22, 2001

Two McLouth brothers who purchased The Studio from Joan Cobb in July, say business is great.

"It's going good," said Wade Woodring, 23, "It's right at or better than I expected."

Wade and his brother, Dane Woodring, 21, alternate running the shop, 412 E. Fourth in Tonganoxie.

In addition to keeping track of The Studio's 150 DVDs, 100 electronic games and 4,400 videotapes, the brothers operate a computer repair business.

"We take walk-ins and we make house calls," Wade said.

"We do computer networking for businesses, homes, whatever you need, also full repair and all kinds of great stuff," he added.

The men purchased the business, but are renting the building from Harry Bratt, Kansas City, Mo.

Wade, who had lived in McLouth since the early 1980s, said he had long wanted to operate a business in Tonganoxie.

"I've seen the growth down here, the expansion and people moving out from Kansas City," he said. "I knew it wouldn't be long before they had some fast-food joints down there fast food generally comes in with growth and population and growth and population equals growth in business."

In addition to running the video store, the brothers are members of a rock and roll band, "Synesthetic." The name of the band, Wade said, means the blending of the senses.

The band has sold about 150 copies of their first album and is in the process of cutting their second album.

They perform in the Lawrence and Leavenworth areas and plan to perform at the Tournament of Rock, on Sept. 29, at the Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Mo.

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