I just read your article about the short notice the Convention and Visitor's Bureau has been given. (Front page, Sept. 12) I am the owner of Attitudes Salon and we are not as fortunate to have any time left on our lease.
Instead of preparing to sign another lease, we were informed we had 30 days to find a new location, get loans and completely renovate a new location, which is no small task or price.
I have been an excellent tenant for over 14 years and this is how "big" business works.
I employ 6 stylists with 2 more expected to start by the end of 2012. If I can't relocate, raise the funds and renovate in 30 days I am OUT of business!
I have owned Attitudes for 18 years and closing my doors is not an option for me. I do believe in progress but at what expense? Mine I guess.
So much for "small" business being the backbone of America. I was given my legal 30 day notice, but what about morals? This will definately put a burden on myself, since I didn't have any advance notice to prepare for this kind of expense. However we will be relocating to the Westfield Shopping Center with some VERY exciting improvements.
Lisa McClellen, Attitudes Salon