WICHITA — Here we go again.
After years and years of Jack’s North Hi Carryout having the same owner, there have been several changes in recent years, and it looks like there’s about to be one more.
Owner Barbara Moore has hired Bud Palmer Auction to auction the restaurant at 10 a.m. on Sept. 16 at Jack’s, which will remain open through Sept. 15.
“I came out of retirement basically to keep it going,” Moore says. “I’m like Brett Favre. I’m going back into retirement.”
Moore’s husband, Joe, reopened the restaurant in March 2009 but then died in November.
The restaurant and its restoration was his labor of love.
“All of that was his design, and he restored it,” Moore says. “And, of course, it looks great. He did a great job.”
Included in the auction is the longtime menu board from the restaurant, some North High School yearbooks from the 1930s and books with signatures from North High students from 1929 to the present.
There will be a separate auction of Joe Moore’s Coca-Cola memorabilia collection, which is at the restaurant.
Marlin Penner of NAI John T. Arnold Associates is working with Palmer on selling the building.
Several potential buyers have already expressed interest.
Moore says she has a price in mind, though she doesn’t want to disclose it.
She’s not sure what will happen if she doesn’t get that amount.
“I guess I haven’t thought that far because I’m just really hopeful that I’ll get the price I need.”