Category Archives: Auction

Hair Factor Barber Shop closes after 56 years; contents to be sold at auction

WICHITA — Janice Chambers is in the antiques business, but when it comes to selling the contents of her husband’s barbershop, she’s decided to let Hudson Auction handle it.

“He never threw anything away,” Chambers says of her husband, Don, who owned Hair Factor Barber Shop for 56 years.

“Oh, it was horrible.”

Don Chambers closed his barbershop after business March 21.

Most recently, the shop was at 1923 S. Hydraulic, although Chambers often made house calls for those who couldn’t visit him and volunteered to cut the hair of veterans.

Janice Chambers says it took three 18-foot trailers to move the contents for the April 6 auction. The 1 p.m. auction will be at 2009 N. Mosley.

There are all kinds of barbershop items for sale, including a couple of revolving barber’s poles.

“Everything under the sun you can imagine,” is how Janice Chambers describes what’s for sale.

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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.

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Kanza Office Park is up for auction online

WICHITA — The Kanza Office Park, which church builder Roe Messner built as his corporate headquarters in 1987, is being auctioned online.

“It’s been on and off the market for a while,” says Kelly Lovegrove of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Freedom Realty Exchange.

“This is a tough property to sell,” she says of the approximately 39,000-square-foot building near Central and North 159th Street East. “There’s just a lot of office available out there.”

The Class A office space used to be known as the Terradyne Office Building, but the name was changed to avoid confusion with the Terradyne Country Club to the north.

Lovegrove says an online auction “expands exposure and accelerates the sale.”

“It usually pulls buyers off the fence.”

There’s a minimum bid of $1.9 million for the property.

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McCurdy Auction to auction former Checkers merchandise and equipment along with contents of former Scholfield site

WICHITA — Everything that didn’t sell at the Checkersgoing-out-of-business sale by Tuesday when it closed is now going to be up for auction.

Megan McCurdy says it’s going to be a big one.

“Basically everything you’d find in a grocery store,” she says.

McCurdy Auction will hold an auction at 9 a.m. on June 18 and 19.

The grocery store, which was in the Pawnee and Hydraulic area since 1987, has already sold all of its fresh produce and meat. Other food, such as canned goods, remains along with cosmetics, pharmacy and pet supplies.

At noon on the second day of the sale, the store’s equipment will be sold. That includes a forklift, walk-in coolers, shelves, ovens and meat slicers among other things.

McCurdy says the auction is so big, there will be multiple auctioneers working simultaneously.

“They’re going to be long, full days.”

Scholfield Buick GMC also is having an auction at 10 a.m. on June 13 to sell the furniture and equipment at its former store at 7633 E. Kellogg. The dealership moved to the southwest corner of 13th and Greenwich.

McCurdy says the auction includes office furniture and shop equipment, such as lifts, tools and an alignment machine.

“That one’s pretty manageable,” she says.

Finally, McCurdy is going to be holding one of its quarterly auctions for about 40 mostly residential investment properties at 6 p.m. on June 27 at the Holiday Inn near Kellogg and Rock Road.

Each of the properties will be open to tour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 23.

Most of the properties are available to see at www.mccurdyauction.com. All of them will be posted by the end of the week.

Sunburst Plaza space will play host to an auction, but not for the property

WICHITA — There’s an auction sign at the former Integrity Auto Group space on East Douglas, but the building isn’t being auctioned.

Current tenant Valero, which subleased to the auto company, is auctioning some miscellaneous items at the space.

Valero’s lease is up next month at Sunburst Plaza at 1725, which is Phil Ruffin’s property at 1725 E. Douglas.

That part of the building is available for lease.

Jack’s North Hi Carryout doesn’t sell — yet

WICHITA — The Jack’s North Hi Carryout auction was today, but it didn’t sell – yet.

The highest bidder declined to proceed with the sale, which is unusual but not unheard of.

McCurdy Auction is still working with potential buyers, including one in particular, who were at the auction.

Since the building across from North High School is still for sale, other interested buyers who weren’t at the auction still have time to buy as well.

Jack’s North Hi Carryout owner says the business sold for $116,600 at its last auction

WICHITA — Jack’s North Hi Carryout owner Austin Herron and McCurdy Auction auctioneer Megan McCurdy would like to get one thing clear before the April 11 auction of the business.

When Herron bought the business at auction in 2010, it sold for $116,600 – not $106,000 as the previous owner said. It looks like a buyer’s premium or some other real estate fee accounts for the discrepancy.

McCurdy says a lot has changed since the last time the business sold.

“The business is in a different condition today.”

She says there have been improvements to the building and the equipment in it.

“He’s really turned it around,” McCurdy says of Herron.

She says personal reasons are prompting him to sell.

“He’s not leaving for the sake of it not doing well. In fact, he’s got a good demand. I’ve been in there, and it’s been very busy.”

Jack’s North Hi Carryout for auction again

UPDATED — After decades and decades with only a couple of owners, Jack’s North Hi Carryout has been in a fairly constant state of transition for the last decade.

Current operator Austin Herron has hired McCurdy Auction to auction the building across from North High School on April 11.

“He is planning on going back to school,” says Ramona Herron, who bought the building in 2010 for her grandson to run the restaurant. She paid $116,600 for it.

Herron says her grandson is helping her with an ill family member as well.

“He thought, well, he can’t do all three,” she says.

Even before he decided to sell, Ramona Herron says her grandson fielded inquiries from people interested in buying the piece of Wichita history. The restaurant opened in 1951 and was an immediate hit.

“There’s been a lot of people … come in and ask him about it,” Herron says. “A lot of them have tried to get the money but can’t.”

The restaurant has been closed for several days for spring break but is reopening Wednesday.

Herron says her grandson plans to keep the restaurant open until the auction.

And if it doesn’t sell?

“Well, he’ll keep it open until it does.”

BidKansas.com auction is back in business

Nazir Jesri, left, and his brother Ammar Jesri of Absolute Natural Stones are now running an online auction company at their store on East Kellogg.

UPDATED — Brothers Nazir and Ammar Jesri, who own Absolute Natural Stones, are reviving an online auction company they incorporated in 2009.

“We just brought it back to life,” Nazir Jesri says of Auction House LLC, which does business as BidKansas.com. “We’re starting that with a bang.”

He says “it’s like eBay, but it’s right here.”

Jesri says he used to use Purple Wave for online auctions.

“I was using the auctions to auction stone in the off season,” he says. “We lost money the first two auctions, but I kept at it.”

Eventually, he says, Purple Wave informed him that what he was selling was too small to continue trying to sell through its site.

“By the time they dropped us … we were doing really good.”

After looking for other options and not finding anything he thought would work, Jesri decided to start his own company.

“We did a little research, and we found an auction software company that leases the software,” he says.

Next, he negotiated for warehouse space to start the business. When that didn’t immediately work out, he decided to wait on the idea.

Since then, he’s decided he doesn’t need to take possession of merchandise to be auctioned, so he doesn’t need a warehouse. The business will be based at the stone company, which is at 10909 E. Kellogg.

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Leslie Rudd’s LRICO Services LLC purchases county property at Washington and Waterman

UPDATED — It was about this time two years ago that Sedgwick County decided to sell its property at the northwest corner of Washington and Waterman. Now, it’s finally happened.

LRICO Services LLC purchased the land for $297,000 at auction on Wednesday.

LRICO stands for Leslie Rudd Investment Co. The company owns the building on Waterman next to what it purchased.

The county bought 50,415 square feet in 2007 to make improvements to the intersection in advance of Intrust Bank Arena opening.

The county briefly considered using the lot for parking or something else but decided to sell it instead. It rejected at least one earlier offer before holding the auction this week.

It’s not clear what LRICO might do with the property. A representative declined comment.