Daily Archives: Sept. 21, 2009

Legislation may help bars and restaurants obtain temporary liquor licenses

WICHITA — Rowdy Beaver still doesn’t have its liquor license, and at least two other Wichita businesses have temporarily lost theirs because they didn’t renew in time.

Maggie’s Scotch & Soda and Soggy Bottom are closed until their licenses are renewed.

“It really kind of stinks because it’s going to put me under,” says Soggy Bottom owner Teresa Tribelhorn.

“If I’m not open this weekend, I’m probably locking the doors,” she says of her bar at 779 N. West St.

It may not be in time to help Tribelhorn, but there could be legislation coming that would help bar and restaurant owners who don’t renew in time.

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At least two new Braum’s stores to open in Wichita next year

braumWICHITA — Two new Braum’s stores are planned for the Wichita area, and more could follow.

One will be at 1261 S. Rock near Harry and Rock.

A source with Braum’s, who prefers not to be named, says that location will fill a void in the chain’s market area.

Leisa Lowry, a broker with J.P. Weigand & Sons, represented Braum’s and closed the deal Friday.

Weigand brokers Grant Tidemann and his son Bradley represented the seller.

Braum’s will tear down the vacant building on the property, which has been a couple of different restaurants in recent years.

Once Braum’s has a building permit — and that can take several months — it typically takes four to six months to build a building depending on weather.

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