Local NH consignment shop closing its doors and its checkbook for patrons
PORTSMOUTH — A local consignment store will be closing permanently in Portsmouth, and it will not be paying consigners or honoring any store credit for previous customers.
2nd Time Around, a chain consignment store with locations up and down the east coast, will be shutting down due to rising rent costs and competition from online companies.
Unfortunately for customers and consigners alike, the Portsmouth store will not be honoring any store credit from before May 1st, and according to the unofficial Portsmouth Facebook page, the store is withholding money due to consigners.
As expected, numerous people on the page were outraged by the news, with some former employees even commenting on the situation.
Kelly Hathorne, a former store manager at the Portsmouth store, said, "I just want to let everyone know that corporate was not up front with employees about this manner, either." She continued saying, "All of the remaining employees were unaware that consignors would be unpaid until it became public information yesterday."
As the situation develops, many customers plan to call the store and figure out what is going on with the money. When news is released about the future of the business's sales, NH1 will update readers on the results.