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Rowdy Beaver landlord sues for rent

WICHITA — Kellogg & West LLC, which owns the building where Rowdy Beaver used to be, has filed a lawsuit against RSM Management and Rod Minner and Sharon Minner to obtain back rent.

The suit says the Minners owe $40,000 in rent through Dec. 15, late fees of more than $3,000 and the cost of utilities, insurance, taxes and the remainder of rent that would become due after December.

It's not clear how long the Minners' $10,000-a-month lease was for at 656 S. West St.

Neither Rod Minner nor the attorney for Kellogg & West returned calls for comment.

The Rowdy Beaver closed last fall after problems stemming from its liquor license.

The restaurant and bar's liquor license renewal was held up due to 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.

At the time, Rod Minner said the business had reached a critical point and couldn't keep operating without its liquor license.