WICHITA — The Rowdy Beaver is closed, and it may not reopen.
"We have waited for a response on the liquor license," says managing partner Rod Minner Sr.
"They are dragging their feet," Minner says of state officials. "We can't afford to run a day-to-day operation and lose money."
Minner says it's been more than a month since the Rowdy Beaver's renewal application was submitted to the state.
Initially, Minner's son, Rodney, said the restaurant and bar's attorney didn't file in time.
Then, a representative of the Wichita Police Department said there was a possible issue with something called hidden ownership, where the person whose name is on the liquor license is not the one operating the restaurant.
"We've been told . . . by the city of Wichita there's absolutely nothing wrong," the senior Minner says.
He says he's heard "absolutely nothing" from the state, even after a message was left to say the business was at a critical point.
Minner says he has an attorney involved.
"Right now, we're just waiting to see where it ends up."