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Police investigate Rowdy Beaver's liquor license

WICHITA — Last week, Rowdy Beaver manager Rod Minner told Have You Heard? that the business was without its liquor license because an attorney didn't refile for it in time.

But there's more to the story.

"We have an investigation going," says Tom Stolz, deputy chief of investigations for the Wichita Police Department.

"We got involved in this because we got calls from the community," he says.

There were complaints about how the business (which is in the former Willie C’s Cafe & Bar space at 656 S. West St.) was being run.

Stolz says there are possible license discrepancies related to what's called "hidden ownership."

That's when someone has a liquor license in his name but is not active in the business.

"They're welcome to investigate as much as they want," says Rod Minner Sr.