Where Are the Sign Police Now?
And while Im asking the questions, whats up on King Street at Hamelin Furniture? Why arent the sign police and building inspector on the case, requiring the liquidators to remove the garish going-out-of-business signs plastered over every inch of the Hamelin storefront as well as the building next door?
The sign police moved with lightning speed to require the out-sized sign announcing the renovation of the Spoleto Express take-out a few blocks up King Street to be covered up.
And furthermore, is what the furniture store doing legal? How has it been able to advertise a going-out-of- business sale week after week, including expensive television advertising, when it actually had only filed for bankruptcy protection. The owners or liquidators or creditors keep moving new inventory into the store as well as into the building next door. Now comes the news that the store actually is going out of business, but the sale will go on until the end of March. There used to be consumer protection laws covering this kind of questionable operation.
What the gang behind this enterprise is spending on advertising alone probably would more than compensate the original customers who lost deposits and payments for furniture they ordered that was never delivered.