UPDATE: Closing consignment store under NH AG investigation after multiple complaints
PORTSMOUTH — After complaints made their rounds on the Internet last week, the Portsmouth 2nd Time Around consignment store is facing new pressure from a New Hampshire Attorney General's office investigation after multiple formal complaints were filed in the past week.
According to the AG's office, two complaints were filed on June 2, and three more on June 5. All five were allegedly made due to reports that 2nd Time Around would be shutting its doors and not repaying certain customers or honoring agreements.
2nd Time Around, a chain consignment store with locations up and down the east coast, announced in April that it would be shutting down due to rising rent costs and competition from online companies.
The stores have said they will not honor any store credit from before May 1, and consigners are complaining that the store also is withholding money from them.