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Home improvement, discount and department stores set for uptick


Home improvement, discount and department stores set for uptick

Home improvement, discount and department stores set for uptick
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10:02 am, November 21, 2012

By Faith Hope Consolo,
chairman, The Retail Group,
Prudential Douglas Elliman
The Holidays are here! Particularly this year, when many of our friends, colleagues and neighbors continue to recover from the October hurricane, we should take a moment to be thankful for all we have and celebrate what’s really important, even as we prepare for the season ahead.
Nationally, October U.S. comparable chain store sales (excluding drug stores) rose five percent over the previous year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Though the bulk of the month boasted unusually warm temperatures, which slowed apparel sales, other sectors did ext…………… continues on Real Estate Weekly

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State sues Hanover contractor for alleged home improvement scam
News from The Patriot Ledger:

Two years ago a Suffolk County Superior Court judge ordered former Hanover contractor Richard Myers to stop scamming home improvement customers and working without a license.

But Myers kept seeking customers, so the state attorney general’s office is seeking a contempt order against him, authorities said.

Attorney General Martha Coakley filed the contempt action against Myers this week in Suffolk Superior Court.

She said Myers, doing business as Atlantic Restoration Co., violated a 2011 court order to quit continuing such work.

Myers has also done business as R.T. Myers & Sons Inc.

The state’s new contempt action was prompted by complaints from two elderly Gloucester customers, who said that in December 2011 and early 2012, Myers took $ 3,000 from them for mold removal and flooring replacement that he failed to complete.

Coakley wants Myers to pay $ 10,000 in civil penalties for each of those violations and provide the names of any other customers since 2011.

“This contractor continues to steal thousands of dollars from consumers for renovations he failed to complete, putting the safety and well-being of residents at risk,” Coakley said.

The 2011 court agreement required Myers to pay $ 716,000 in penalties, fees and restitution to 31 customers, some of whom lived in Marshfield, Miltonand Hanson.

The attorn…………… continues on The Patriot Ledger

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