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Sam Kuns to move his Air Capital Catering to Market Centre and open Caesars
06/27/2014 5:00 AM
07/01/2014 10:55 AM
WICHITA — The mezzanine at the Market Centre at First and Market is once again going to be home to a restaurant.
Air Capital Catering owner Sam Kuns is moving his business there and opening Caesars, a lunch spot.
"What I'm trying to do is preserve my catering business," Kuns says.
He says he needs a certain volume for the business to be profitable, and he thinks using the space for events after lunch and in the evenings will give him what he needs.
Kuns isn't going to run the restaurant or catering business on a day-to-day basis, though.
Robert "Big Dog" Bradford and Danny Ayala will run the business.
Kuns calls Bradford "a barbecue king" and "a unique character" and says Ayala has a 40-year background in the meat business.
While Bradford and Ayala run the restaurant and catering company, Kuns says he'll focus on his Chicken Shack in Bronson.
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