Arcata Eye, March 7, 2012
AEDC Secures Plaza Design, Contacts Creditors
“Susan Seaman said the action was taken to protect creditors, including customers who may have paid for items as well as artists, craftspeople and others who had items there on consignment. Seaman said AEDC was now attempting to contact the numerous creditors consignees, beginning with those who had called the organization asking if they were going to get what they were owed, or their property back.
“We haven’t been able to put together what’s been sold,” Seaman said. “We’re scheduling times to meet people there and make sure they get back their stuff.”
So says the Arcata Eye article....
In a phone call to Seaman yesterday she told me I would have to contact Peter Labes, Plaza Design owner to get paid my calenders which have sold. Labes has an unlisted phone number and the PD’s Umqua Bank account has no funds. Where did that money go?! If it is in the hands of AEDC, then they should pay up. Several hundred dollars of that money is mine. I’m wondering if I could have cashed those checks if the AEDC had not abruptly shut down PD in the manor they did. Neither party is owning up to the responsibility of compensating the artists for money they lost. For me it is like deja vu all over again. This time last year I was dealing with the money I lost in the Borders Bankruptcy which went nowhere.
What I would like to know is who and how many other artists were screwed out of the money owed to them. I’m interested to find out and to talk about what we can do about it….
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