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Apex consignment sale runs into major roadblock

Posted March 17, 2013

Karen Dorman and Michelle Zimmeran run Twice As Nice Consignment Sale.

Twice As Nice Kids Consignment Sale, the very popular consignment sale in Apex, and its Triangle Family Expo, featuring a variety of vendors and exhibitors, are scheduled for this week.

But the sale's owners have run into some major issues with the space that they've rented at Beaver Creek Crossings Shopping Center, according to its website.

Michelle Zimmerman and Karen Dorman, the sisters who own the sale, explain the situation, which came to light late last week, on their site. Click here to read it.

At last check, they were hopeful that they would be able to hold the sale and expo as planned or at another location at a later date.

"This event has been embraced by the community, and we're asking that the community continue to support our efforts as we diligently work to make this happen as planned," they write.

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  • wakeresident Mar 18, 5:46 p.m.

    In another article, it says they let them in, told them to at up, and THEN said never mind.

  • ncschnauz Mar 18, 4:40 p.m.

    I'd be curious to know *when* the vandalism happened. Did the property management company know about it before the renters went to occupy the space? If not, why not? Don't they have any kind of security/cameras/etc? Seems like a poorly run property management company, at the very least. I wouldn't want them managing something I owned for sure.

  • raleigh292 Mar 18, 12:44 p.m.

    There could be issues with the insurance company wanting the space vacated until investigated?

    Is there any exposed electrical that could be a danger to the public?

    Also, electrical work has to be inspected by the city and county so there are delays with that as well.

  • The Oracle Mar 18, 11:47 a.m.

    On the upside, They are getting a lot of free publicity for their sale, whereever and whenever it is held.

  • Lightfoot3 Mar 18, 11:03 a.m.

    "But in what time frame? Most contracts like this have a cluse for events out of the landlords control, like tornadoes, hurricanes, fire, etc." - btneast


    Yep, and when the landlord says never mind that, go ahead and use your resources to setup, we'll make repairs, then they are making themselves responsible for providing the space despite the events they couldn't control. I'm betting the landlord feared losing the rent, promised something they couldn't deliver, then backed out once they found out how extensive/costly the damage was.


    "Keep in mind we are only getting one side of the story here." - btneast


    True dat! The story we're getting might not even be true. All of my comments have a dislaimer of assuming the story is as we read it. :)

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Mar 18, 10:58 a.m.

    name the property manager...that will get attention

  • btneast Mar 18, 10:43 a.m.

    While the property managers aren't responsible for what the crooks did, they are responsible for providing a rentable space.

    But in what time frame? Most contracts like this have a cluse for events out of the landlords control, like tornadoes, hurricanes, fire, etc......I am guessing this would fall under that, assuming that was in the contract. Keep in mind we are only getting one side of the story here.

  • Lightfoot3 Mar 18, 10:23 a.m.

    Booger!!!

  • Lightfoot3 Mar 18, 10:22 a.m.

    While the property managers aren't responsible for what the crooks did, they are responsible for providing a rentable space. Looks like the problem was with the property managers initially telling them they would fix it and for them to set up, then backing out. Best thing is for the property owners to work with them on a solution, like temporary power.

  • 007KnightRider Mar 18, 9:09 a.m.

    Did the sale’s owners take into consideration how extensive the damage may be? Some repairs can't be fixed in a few days. These ladies are simply renting the space they don’t own it. Therefore, they are that the mercy of the property owners.

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