Edmond Sun:

Edmond residents soon will have the tanning experience of characters on the reality television series, “Sunset Tan.”

During the next two years, 12 LA Sunset Tan salons will open in Edmond, Norman and Oklahoma City. Kansas resident Don Rottinghaus acquired the area representative rights for LA Sunset Tan in Oklahoma.

“There isn’t anything like this anywhere. It has a very upscale appearance. Edmond has got the right demographics for this concept,” he said.

Rottinghaus is not new to Edmond. He owns several Subway franchises in Oklahoma, including the store on Second Street between Broadway and University Drive.

“I love doing business in Oklahoma,” he said. “We’ve always been successful.”

However, Rottinghaus said he does not plan to own the franchises himself.

“The plan is to franchise the stores in Oklahoma,” he said. “We’re looking for people with desire and ability.”

Rottinghaus said he was drawn to LA Sunset Tan as a business venture because the stores are well laid out, clean and visible from the street. He said customers are provided with professional, upscale salons with competitive prices.