Closure comes as surprise to clients, neighbours and staff
TRURO – The doors to Jennifer’s and Company were locked over the weekend with no explanation to its clients.
© Raissa Tetanish - Truro Daily News
Jennifer’s and Company on Prince Street closed its doors over the weekend, leaving its staff and clients in the dark. There has been no word as to why the closure happened, or what clients are to do with gift certificates they’ve already purchased. Some employees have since found new work, but others are still searching.
The salon and day spa, which operated out of Arlington Place at 664 Prince St., was also cleared out of its contents and products.
“They were excellent neighbours,” said Keith Gillis, who moved his company, G&G Computers, into the adjacent space a year-and-a-half ago. “I found out Sunday afternoon when I came to work, being the work-a-holic I am. It was cleared out then.”
A message to the owner, Iain Nettleton, hasn’t been returned, and the company’s website isn’t operating. Calls to the business continue to ring, and there is no notification on the former business’s door.
Jennifer’s opened in Arlington Place two years ago after operating on King Street prior to the move.
It’s unclear how many employees were working at the salon and spa, however Gillis said some have since found employment.
“A couple of the girls have been there for years. It was their family,” he said, adding numerous employees stopped by his shop since finding out on Sunday. “To some, it was like their best friend had died.”
Looking through the sliding glass door in Arlington Place, not much remains – a black table stands in front of the windows facing Prince Street, and a lamp is in one corner. A black cash register tray is on the floor close to a pile of dirt. A product or gift bag is also visible.
With the closure of the business, some clients, including one who emailed the Truro Daily News, are out of hundreds of dollars “in gift certificates we had already purchased for Christmas gifts,” said the client’s email. “Many angry and sad people in the area.”