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.
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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.