WICHITA — It was about this time last year that sports memorabilia and apparel stores All Sports and Jocks and Jills announced plans to merge, but it never happened.
All Sports is still in business, but Garden Plain State Bank ended up seizing the Jocks and Jills merchandise.
"They've been sitting with this merchandise for a year," says Sports Time Fan Shop owner Tad Snarenberger.
He's acquired that merchandise, which he describes as an interesting mix of some odd and some fantastic items such as shirts, hoodies and jackets, among other things.
He plans to sell it all in a pre-Father's Day sale at both his stores, which are at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize and Cambridge Market at 21st and Webb.
Sports Time generally has a sidewalk sale before every Father's Day anyway.
"This is a good vehicle for us to move this close-out stuff . . . and get it out of there," Snarenberger says.
He says Jocks and Jills had been a great competitor.
"I was sorry to see them go," Snarenberger says. "But it's a good opportunity for us, and it's also going to be a good opportunity for customers because they are going to get stuff dirt cheap."