BUHLER – Two Buhler Main Street shops are celebrating a joint event this weekend they’re calling “Sip, Snack, and Shop.”

Bill and Karla Knechtel, new co-owners of The Mustard Seed, a coffee shop and deli at 214 N. Main St., will host a meet and greet with from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, with drinks and desserts available for purchase.

Visitors to the restaurant both Friday and Saturday will also be able to enter a drawing for a gift card and a merchandise bundle.

The Knechtels, along with Karla’s brother David Dick and sister-in-law Bonnie Dick bought the boutique eatery last November when it came onto the market. Karla’s is a familiar face to longtime patrons, having worked as a waitress and cook for five years before she and her family bought the restaurant from her former bosses.

The deli has earned a reputation for excellence since it opened in the summer of 2004, being named one of the top 20 eateries in the state by Kansas! Magazine’s readership in 2017.

“We’re known for amazing sandwiches, homemade desserts, giant cookies, and high-end coffees and teas,” Karla Knechtel said. “This really is a special place. We have people drive in from Wichita, Salina, Hutchinson, McPherson – all over the region – to enjoy a meal and do some shopping here in town. We’re excited to continue that tradition.”

Mane Street Style, a salon and clothing boutique at 216 N. Main St., also opened in June of 2004 and has attracted a loyal clientele that loves to shop its lines of upscale women’s clothing and jewelry, as well as indulge in its salon services.

The store’s customers have helped to define its future direction.

“We love our community and have worked very hard to accommodate recent requests, since Target has closed,” said Store Manage Bailey Stoss. “We are so excited to announce we are now carrying baby and children’s clothing.”

Mane Street Style will debut its new children’s clothing line and have a sale on clearance women’s and children’s apparel from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.