Gymnastics studio finds Tonganoxie location
After a commercial property dispute in Basehor that lasted several months, a local couple has finally found a home for their business.
John and Gail Innis, owners of the All About Dreams gymnastics studio has relocated to a building Tonganoxie, 18985 178th St.
"It will work fine and it is enough to get us open," Gail said.
The couple had high hopes of locating in Basehor and had a building ready to go at the Highview Industrial Park on 150th Street, but a delay in water services to the building caused them to locate elsewhere.
The delay, Gail said, has caused the couple to file a lawsuit against developer David Scott in Leavenworth County District Court.
"We hope to be reimbursed for what we lost," Gail said. "We put down first and last month's rent and made improvements to the building."
Gail said the couple lost $75,000 because of the delay.
"It not only hurt our personal finances but our reputation as a business of good standing," she said.
Scott's attorney Carl Kuckleman of Overland Park said he would seek to dismiss the lawsuit against his client.
During the delay in services to the building, the Innis couple had been openly critical of Basehor city government but Gail said she no longer holds the city responsible.
"I believe they were generally sorry about our situation but they just couldn't do anything," she said. "Their hands were tied, and if they did something special for us, they would have to do it for everybody."
Although the new Tonganoxie studio is only half the size of the building the couple would have used in Basehor, Gail said the building would have plenty of space.
The building in Basehor had approximately 6,000 square feet of space while the Tonganoxie building is nearly 3,000, Gail said.
And while the couple is happy to be locating to Tonganoxie, Gail said Basehor was always their first choice.
"We were up and ready to go," Gail said. "I thought we would have been a real benefit to the community and the surrounding areas."
All About Dreams gymnastics is currently enrolling students and will host a grand opening for the gymnasium on Dec. 15.