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Gallery One-Nine faces financial struggles and vendor boycotts

WICHITA — Since the event space Gallery One-Nine opened late last year atop the Wichita Executive Centre at 125 N. Market, it has lost its party planner and now is losing vendors as well.

"We've got some issues very internally and very privately that we're working on," says Andy Sandlin, a partner in the business.

"There's just a lot of cash flow management that goes on with each event," he says. "We've got a new system in place that will help us all quite a bit."

That's not convincing Ben Arnold of Corporate Caterers to return, though.

Arnold has catered events at the space and had five more planned but canceled them because of payment issues.

He says Sandlin repeatedly asked if he could postdate checks and eventually stopped payment on one.

"It was just an accounting snafu, that's the only way I can explain it," Sandlin says.

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