Court orders Dave’s Pool Store auction, though Dave’s will stay in business

WICHITA — What began as a dream is now ending in an auction.

The building that Dave Scheideman had been building at 909 N. West St. to be the new home of his Dave’s Pool Store is going to be auctioned along with the contents of the store, which is still in its longtime home at 915 N. West St.

Scheideman shared his plans for a new store with Have You Heard? on Sept. 18. Four days later, he died in a motorcycle accident.

Then in October, Scheideman’s son, Brian, said he was working to keep the business running and planned to move into the new store by early winter, which is what his father originally planned.

“He was in the process of building the building,” Brian Scheideman says. “It was his lifelong dream to get it and move his store in there.”

He says there’s now a court-ordered decision that’s forcing the auction.

“He died, and all those papers were signed with the death clauses in them as far as … all the bank stuff,” Scheideman says.

“It’s come down to basically it has to be sold,” he says. “It’s just how the chips have fallen, and you know, it’s unfortunate, but it’s just one of those things.”

Scheideman won’t discuss the details behind the order.

Chuck Korte Real Estate & Auction Service will handle the March 19 auction, which will be held at what was to be the new store.

After the real estate is auctioned, contents that will be brought from the store will be auctioned. That includes pool equipment, chemicals and toys along with four vans and a 2002 Sea-Doo jet ski that has a trailer.

It looks like there’s not a significant amount of inventory to be auctioned since the store often orders items only once customers purchase them.

Despite the auction of the contents, an auction house flyer says Dave’s Pool Store will remain in business. The business leases the space it’s currently in.

Scheideman won’t discuss what’s happening with the business.

“I plan on starting my own business,” he says.

It’s not clear if that will be related to Dave’s Pool Store or not.

Scheideman says the auction of what should have been the new Dave’s Pool Store isn’t easy.

“It’s hard. It was his dream. And he got to see the beginning of it, but unfortunately (he) didn’t get to see it come to fruition.”