Fairway’s Thalia House for sale as founders search for larger space

The house at the corner of Norwood and Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway is for sale.

A northeast Johnson County eating disorders treatment center that caused a stir when it moved in to Fairway’s Golden Triangle in 2011 is pulling up its stakes.

Co-Founder Brooke Wesley said Thalia House, a residential treatment facility for women recovering from eating disorders, has put its house at the corner of Norwood and Shawnee Mission Parkway on the market as it searches for a larger space.

“We just need more room,” Wesley said. “We’ve got a long waiting list, and want to be able to accommodate more residents.”

The facility is licensed with the state to care for up to seven residents, though Wesley said they try to have just five or six living there at any given time. Wesley said she hasn’t decided on a location for the new facility, but will be looking at larger houses in the coming months. Wesley said she intends for Thalia House to remain on the Kansas side of the state line.