Daily Archives: June 4, 2010

Wey Mansion estate sale is Tuesday

wey.jpgThere’s going to be an estate sale at the Wey Mansion at 17th and Park Place in Midtown on Tuesday, and C.J. Ghan of Paradise Estate Sales promises “it’ll be one of the grandest ones in Wichita.”

The mansion is the one known for having over-the-top annual Christmas displays.

Not surprisingly, holiday items will be a big part of the sale.

“There’s more than I’ve had in any other sale . . . that’s for sure,” Ghan says.

That includes some bargains along with some unique items, such as the thronelike chair Santa Claus used to sit on at the old Innes Department Store.

“That’s a really cool piece,” Ghan says. “There’s been a ton of interest in that chair.”

There are all kinds of other items not related to Christmas, such as a parlor set that Ghan says came from the former Gill Mortuary.

The sale starts at 8 a.m., but you can go at 6 a.m. to get a number for entry into the house when it opens.

The house is for sale as well.

The owners have moved to Indian Hills, and the house is on the market for $699,999.

Cafe Maurice to open at Cambridge Market

WICHITA — There’s a good chance you’ve had one of Ghassan “Gus” Srour’s desserts and just don’t know it.

Srour and his wife, Therese, used to have Patisserie Maurice near Harry and Rock, which supplied pastries to restaurants around Wichita, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

They also offered catering from that site until April when a fire at a nearby business forced them to close.

The Srours now are opening their own restaurant, Cafe Maurice, at Cambridge Market at 21st and Webb Road.

“I’m going to keep doing wholesale and catering, and I would like to add a cafe,” Gus Srour says.

He likes the traffic in that area, which he says is heavy but not as congested as Rock Road.

Srour, who is from Lebanon, says the cafe will have a Mediterranean flair but won’t concentrate on any one type of food. The menu will include Lebanese dishes, French dishes and other cuisines.

The cafe is named for his late father, who was in the pastry business for more than 40 years in Lebanon.

Gus Srour has been in the business more than 25 years.

He plans to open sometime around September and will share more details about his business then.

Ultimate Electronics to close for remodeling

WICHITA — Ultimate Electronics at Bradley Fair is about to undergo remodeling that’s so extensive, the store will have to close until about late July.

“We’re closing for a complete remodel,” says general manager Rob Robinson. “It’s going to be from ceiling to floor.”

To prepare for the space to be gutted, Robinson says, “We are shipping every single piece of everything out of the store.”

Sunday is the store’s last day in business until the remodeling is complete.

Along with typical electronics sales, Robinson is selling all the display stands in the store in preparation for the remodeling.

When the store reopens, it will offer expanded merchandise beyond its usual televisions, sound systems and appliances.

There also will be computers, software, electronic games and pool tables.

“What the owner is looking to do is to become actually a home stop,” Robinson says.

That’s going to necessitate a name change, he says.

“Instead of being Ultimate Electronics, I believe the name at some point is going to be Ultimate.”

The goal is to be reopen by the end of July, but it may take until early August. Robinson says he’ll let us know.