Tag: Sophisticated Rose

It didn’t take long for Jan Knewtson to get bored. After 34 years as a downtown retailer, Knewtson retired in August. She expected she would relish sleeping in, maybe clean and organize her drawers and…

Job Springer may not know much about fashion, but his instincts were good when he recently purchased the former Sophisticated Rose clothing store on the southeast corner of the Iola square. The location is to…

After 34 years in retail, Jan Knewtson is retiring. Knewtson said she arrived at the decision when business was suspended for seven weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hiatus gave her time to evaluate…

On Monday morning I called longtime Iola merchant Jan Knewtson to ask if I could do a story about her decision to retire. “Well, not today,” she said. “I can’t seem to stop crying.” On…