Questions swirl around Meat House closures
The Meat House, a boutique butcher shop and deli, remains open in Amherst. While this franchise store remains open, The Meat House has closed several corporate stores in New Hampshire. . (UNION LEADER FILE)
Co-owners Jason Parent and Justin Rosberg have been unreachable, and their marketing representatives haven't responded to e-mails seeking answers to questions about the closures and the company's future.
"We have made the decision to temporarily close our doors while we remodel our stores. We look forward to serving you and your community in the very near term," the notice said.
The company's location inside Fiddlehead Farms Marketplace in Dover was also kept open, but the phone number listed its website wasn't in service. A worker at Fiddlehead said she was told the Meat House no longer had a phone there.
Employees have complained that their checks have bounced and that they haven't been paid.
The Meat House is defending itself against a federal lawsuit filed by investors Jan. 22 in the U.S. District Court in Concord.
In their agreement, the investors claim they were allowed to later demand repayment of their investment plus 20 percent.
Meanwhile, it's business as usual at the Meat House in Amherst because it's a franchise location and not corporate owned, according to Craig Muccini, the Amherst store's general manager.
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