WICHITA — Hoffmann’s Green Industries has filed a lawsuit against Epic Apparel and store owners Corey and Julie Rau.
Barbara and John Hoffmann of Green Acres Market & Deli are the Raus’ landlords.
According to the lawsuit, the Raus signed a lease with the Hoffmanns in 2005 to locate next to Green Acres in Bradley Fair.
Then, in 2007, the Raus subleased to Lavish Boutique and moved to a larger space in Bradley Fair.
Lavish closed earlier this year.
The lawsuit says the Raus’ original lease doesn’t expire until June 2010 and that the Raus have breached that lease agreement by not paying $6,250 a month in rent for August through November.
In addition to back rent and penalties for late payment, the Hoffmanns are asking for more than $20,000 in damages for failure to operate a business on the premises, which they say the lease dictates.
In all, the suit asks for more than $48,000.
Neither the Hoffmanns nor the Raus could be reached for comment.