A South Lake Union art gallery and wedding venue owner, who abruptly closed their business stating to customers via a mail that the house had been poorly harmed in an electrical fire. Now they stated that their lease was called off in a process which is more complicated than they originally shared in their first letter. A mail sent to the people did not mention anything about the fire.
They said that it was not a problem with the building. It was the landlord who chose to end their lease, ending their business. The customers of EM Fine Art got mails previous week and later on Monday stating that fire had destroyed the electrical system of the gallery, causing US$ 100000 in damage. The owners’ lease was forced out because of the fire, effectively immediately.
The mail went on to add that EM Fine Art was not supposed to return all the customers’ deposits because there is a force majeure statement in their deals. Force majeure is a French word that means greater force which frees a party from a contract if something happens that is beyond the control of the party.
Yet Seattle Fire Department has no fire records in the last 2 years at the EM Fine Art, located at 410 Dexter Ave. N. The house would be demolished very soon, and the land-use application for a suggested eleven story structure was accepted previous month.
Around 80 customers lost a combined US$ 70000 plus in all the deposits. The customers have made a Facebook group to talk about other marriage places and also share how to file reports to police as well as the state attorney general.