Past and Present Treasures


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One thing holds true with all cities: Businesses open and businesses close.  In the last month, three businesses in the City of Eudora have or are about to shut their doors for the final time.

Past and Present Treasures at  729 Main Street downtown closed up a few weeks ago.  Kim and Jerry Hunter are moving their shop to 207 W. Dennis Ave. in Olathe.  The Hunters will be located at an established business, A Place in Time Antiques and Flea Market.

“We enjoyed meeting and getting to know the wonderful people that have are not only been our customers but turned out to become friends that reside in Eudora and surrounding communities,” Kim Hunter said. “I would like to thank our customers for their support and that we will miss seeing them on a regular basis.  Without them, we would not have been as successful as we were this last year we were in Eudora. ”

The Hunters expect to have their section of the store in Olathe fully ready to go by May 1.

Also closing up shop is The Filling Station which was located just up and across from past and Present Treasures on Main Street next door to Cami’s Cake Company.

Anita Mitts, owner of the story recently posted the following on her shop’s Facebook Page:

“Due to changes in our personal and professional lives our family business will end. We have truly enjoyed sharing in the joy and happiness of this community and wish you all the best.”

The last day of operation for the The Filing Station was April 7th.

The third business to close down is Java to Go located in the C & S Market parking lot at 14th and Church Street. Co-Owner Erica Ganson told us the decision to close was based upon income.

“I got a job offer the gives me more income and a little more stability,” Ganson said. “I couldn’t pass it up.”

Ganson added that the clientele for the drive through coffee shop was building steadily, but that the income was just not substantial enough to continue operations.

Java to Go will shut the drive through coffee shop at close of business on Friday morning at 9:30.

Editor’s Note: As a side note, we have received word from the owners of Rebel Roxie Rose that several people have reported to them they thought Rebel Roxie Rose closed up.  Sandy Clark, one of the owners, wanted us to assure readers that they are in fact open and should not be confused with The Filling Station.  Rebel Roxie Rose is located at 101 W. 10th Street in the location previously occupied by Byrne’s Pharmacy.  Rebel Roxie Rose is one of the many fine sponsors of


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We have many great announcements to come this week about this website.

The first of those announcements is that we are very proud to welcome Past and Present Treasures to the family of advertisers.

Past and Present Treasures is operated by Kim and Jerry Hunter and are located at 729 Main Street in Downtown Eudora. This is the space that was formerly occupied by Broer’s Flower Shop.

Past and Present Treasures is open Wednesday through Sunday.  If you are looking for antiques, collectibles or other unique items, this is definitely the place to search.

Past and Present Treasures will also be expanding into 727 Main street very soon and have even more space offering  all types of collectibles.

Past and Present Treasures buys, sells and trades and they have booth rentals and consignment available.

Make sure to stop in and visit this perfect shop for treasures, past and present.


Past and Present Treasures was just one of the many great businesses in and around Eudora that realized the power and reach of our news and information website. If you have a business and want to advertise with us, you can reach us either by email at or you can call our business line at 785-542-9466.  We offer very affordable rates not matter what your budget is. Let us help you to reach the people that matter most to your business: Those who live and work in Eudora.



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It’s been a busy week with businesses around town and we wanted to update our readers on several things that have gone on or are in the works.

Dairy Queen Update: We talked with Steve Walter, the owner of the Dairy Queen in Eudora about the recent fire. Walter stated that he does in fact plan on remodeling and reopening the Dairy Queen.  An exact amount of damage or a timetable for when it will open is yet to be determined. Walter told “there are so many things including insurance, permits, inspections, etc.. that we do not yet know how fast we can get everything done.”

We did talk to one of the employees of the Dairy Queen who wished to remain anonymous and they stated that Walter is working on trying to help out the employees while the remodeling is going on. The employee did tell us that Walter wants all the employees back when DQ reopens.

New Business opens up in Downtown Eudora: Past and Present Treasures has opened up in downtown Eudora in the space that was occupied previously by Broer’s Flower Shop at 729 Main St. Kim and Jerry Hunter are the owners of this “antique, collectibles and other unique items”.  They buy sell and Trade and offer consignment and booth rental.  The hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday 11AM -5PM.

Cami’s Cake Co.  changes their business model: Cami’s Cake Company which recently opened up next door the Black Cat Cafe in downtown has changed their plans slightly. They have decided to not have normal hours open to the public. They are approaching their business marketing by using social networking giant Facebook and the internet as their vehicle to reach the public. You can call or use the internet to communicate with them and order cakes for weddings and special events. They also plan on having monthly parties at their new location to sell specially themed cakes and cupcakes tied to the event of that month. They mentioned to us they are looking at doing something in the next couple of weeks geared toward St. Patrick’s day and will feature Easter and other holidays in the coming months.

New Pharmacy going in at 15th & Church Street: Auburn Pharmacy has rented the location that used to be Simple Simon’s Pizza.  According to Mike Burn’s, owner of the Auburn Pharmacy chain,  he said that he hopes to have his newest pharmacy open sometime in May. “We believe that there is room for two pharmacies in town and we hope to provide people an option here in Eudora instead of using pharmacies in Lawrence or other communities.  We want to help bring a lot of business back to Eudora from Lawrence.”   Burns grew up in the Eudora community and has always looked forward to bringing a pharmacy to serve the community where his family still lives. This will be the 15th pharmacy in the Auburn chain.