Daily Archives: Feb. 14, 2014

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“It gets real existential when you’re just this worn out. All kinds of things go through your mind.”

Beards Floral Design owner Matthew Dover, who pulled a pre-Valentine’s Day all-nighter

State seizes assets of Adventure RV and Truck Center and Adventureland RV Rentals

WICHITA — The state on Friday seized the assets of Adventure RV and Truck Center and Adventureland RV Rentals for nonpayment of almost $310,000 in state sales tax.

According to a news release from the state, officers seized business and personal property, bank accounts and on-site cash of business owner Douglas C. Williams.

The dealership, which is at 4650 S. Broadway, will be sold at auction to pay for the taxes.

As is standard for its news releases about business seizures, the state’s release said, “Only after several unsuccessful attempts does the department take the action of seizing assets, which in this instance resulted in the business being closed. The Revenue Department’s standard practice is to continually encourage delinquent taxpayers, who are not lawfully filing or paying taxes – such as sales or withholding – to voluntarily enter into a repayment agreement.”

Multigenerational residential concept to debut at the Oaks in Derby this spring

WICHITA — In an effort to attract more interest at the Oaks in Derby, residential and commercial developer Bill Lusk is debuting a new concept there this spring.

“He charged me with the task of figuring out how we can get some fresh traffic down there,” says Scott Shanks, Lusk’s sales manager for residential communities.

“We needed some way to get (real estate agents) to say, ‘Hey, I’ll come down there and look at your community and look at your concept.’”

Shanks came from Denver where he says he was part of an initiative to help families with multigenerational residential needs, such as baby boomers who are helping care for elderly parents.

The concept is “designed basically to be a home within a home,” Shanks says. “So from the street it looks like any other home.”

Inside, there’s a traditional entry into the home with a family room, kitchen, master bath and laundry. Then down the hall, where secondary bedrooms usually would be, there’s a door that opens to a kitchenette, family room, another large bedroom with a bathroom, a laundry room and a one-car garage with a private entrance, meaning whoever lives in the second area never has to go through the main house.

There are several floor plans from which to choose. The spaces will be separately heated and cooled.

“So a person could basically function like it’s their own home,” Shanks says, “ … without it totally interrupting the privacy of the family.”

He says families can finance homes together.

Shanks calls it “a solution that’s never been offered” in this area previously.

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