WICHITA — A Sedgwick County District Court judge on Tuesday lifted a restraining order that was issued Monday to prevent the former owners of Eaton Steakhouse from selling the contents of the restaurant in a planned auction today.
Bud Palmer Auction can now proceed with the 9:30 a.m. sale. But part of the proceeds from the sale won’t necessarily go to former Eaton Steakhouse owners Steve and Stephanie Compton and Thomas Bowles.
“Sale proceeds will be placed with the court,” says Mike Roach, an attorney for MDI Partnership #72, which owns Eaton Place. “There will be a trial at a later date.”
MDI alleges that the Comptons and Bowles, upon their exit from Eaton Place when the restaurant closed in October, caused damage and took items not belonging to them in excess of $50,000.