Auburn Spirits to expand at Auburn Pointe

WICHITA – Gary Oborny and Frank Sauerwein are expanding their Auburn Spirits liquor store in time for the busy holiday season.

The two opened the store in 2008 at Oborny’s Auburn Pointe shopping center at the southeast corner of 135th and Maple, which his Occidental Management manages.

Auburn Spirits currently is in 4,800 square feet and is adding an additional 1,600 square feet from where Java Salon used to be. The salon moved to Central and Maize earlier this year.

With the new space, Auburn Spirits will expand its selection of liquor, wine and beer.

“We’re really excited about having more craft beer options for customers,” says marketing manager Emilee Clark.

She says customers will now be able to assemble their own six packs.

“It’s the easy way to not commit to the entire six pack but just be able to try different things.”

Also, the extra square footage means the store will be able to double its storage space.

“Storage is huge in the liquor industry to be able to offer good deals,” Clark says.

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Volt Workforce Solutions to move to the Hinkle Law Firm Building

WICHITA — Volt Workforce Solutions, a global recruitment organization, is moving its Wichita offices from 8301 E. 21st St. to the Hinkle Law Firm Building (formerly the Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm Building) at 8621 E. 21st St.

“We are literally just moving across the street,” says Jorge Garcia, director of client delivery.

“It’s a better layout all the way around,” he says. “It’s much more open.”

At 1,934 square feet, the space is slighter smaller than what Volt currently has.

Garcia calls the new space a “more synergistic environment.”

He says that means there’s an opportunity for “more collaboration. There’s more transparency with the entire group. Everybody’s aware and a part of what everybody else is doing.”

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Village Inn remodeling will bring it into this century

village2WICHITA — The 25-year-old Village Inn at 7020 W. Central will be closed next week for remodeling that restaurant employees say will bring it into the 21st Century.

“It does feel like it’s 1985,” says Seth Leach, general manager. With the renovation, he says, “It’s going to feel more like today.”

The restaurant is going to get wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs and $250,000 worth of new carpet, wallpaper and paint, among other things.

Instead of the predominant 1980s dusty rose, the restaurant will now be several shades of pastel.

“They’re like Easter egg colors,” Leach says.

Sauerwein Construction is doing the remodeling.

Leach says prices won’t change at the restaurant.

Depending on how this remodeling goes, the South Rock Road Village Inn could be remodeled next. Leach says the Derby Village Inn isn’t very old and doesn’t need remodeling. And the South Meridian Village Inn already was remodeled in another style last year.

The West Central Village Inn will close at 3 p.m. Sunday and reopen June 13 at 6 a.m.