Daily Archives: Aug. 22, 2013

Oz Elite Basketball expands with academy

WICHITA — A fifth Sport Clips Haircuts site isn’t all Roger Haynes-Robertson is working on right now.

He’s also taking his Oz Elite Basketball to the next level with a new academy.

He says his nonprofit boys basketball travel club, which has 10 teams that compete regionally and nationally, now has an academy to help the players practice and develop their skills.

Oz started a year ago with one team. The 10 teams he now has cover a range of ages.

“Because of the growth rate, we have had a lot of interest in people wanting private instruction and group workouts,” Haynes-Robertson says.

For now, the academy will be based at the S&P Sports Complex near 35th Street North and St. Francis.

“It works fine, but I think eventually we’re going to outgrow it,” Haynes-Robertson says.

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Fifth Wichita-area Sport Clips Haircuts salon to open at One Kellogg Place

WICHITA — Sport Clips Haircuts franchisee Roger Haynes-Robertson has signed a deal for his fifth Wichita-area salon, this time at One Kellogg Place at Kellogg and Greenwich.

“It just made the most sense,” Haynes-Robertson says of picking that location.

He already has stores near 21st and Maize Road, 21st and Rock Road, Maple and Ridge and in Derby.

“The distance from the other locations is ideal,” Haynes-Robertson says of the newest site.

The salon caters to men and has a sports theme and locker-room feel with plenty of TVs for sports viewing.

The new salon’s 1,500 square feet will be two doors from Planet Sub. Look for it to open in late October or early November.

Jerseys Grill and Bar owner owes more than $77,000 to building owners

WICHITA — The owners of the building that is home to Jerseys Grill and Bar have filed a forcible detainer petition seeking eviction against the owner and previous partners in the business.

According to the petition, Mitch Lyon, Kefford Vincent and Jordan Allbright owe more than $77,000 in rent and related charges on the business, which opened in late 2011 in the former Johnny Carino’s space near K-96 and Webb Road.

“Actually, we’ve already got it worked out, and I’m surprised it hasn’t been taken off of there,” says Lyon, who says he’s the sole owner of the business.

He says he fired Vincent two weeks after the business opened and fired Allbright more than a year ago. Neither Vincent nor Allbright could be reached for comment.

There was a hearing regarding the petition on Aug. 14. Lyon didn’t attend.

“I wasn’t aware of that,” he says. “I didn’t know.”

Lyon says the building’s majority owner, Warren Daniel, is a champion of Jerseys.

“Warren . . . has been a hero of ours,” Lyon says. “He voted not to do what these other people did.”

Daniel has Transamerica Equity Corp. in Scottsdale, Ariz., and says that’s the largest owner in the Jerseys building.

Speaking on behalf of himself, and not the large group of other owners, Daniel says he considers the situation almost resolved.

“Basically, we’re trying to negotiate a longer-term lease,” he says. “Everything’s been negotiated and agreed on.”

He thinks the negotiations didn’t happen quickly enough to prevent the petition.

“I guess the time ran out on negotiations, is what triggered that,” Daniel says. “It’s squared away.”

Lyon says he negotiated to reduce his rent from about $10,000 a month to $5,000 a month.

“We just revisit every quarter,” he says.

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