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Sad Epilogue to Zathmary's Mystery

Kevin Mar 9, 2006 01:26 PM

According to two articles in the Needham Times, the owners of Zathmary's skipped out on all of their vendors, leaving behind a trail of unpaid debts and broken obligations. It's apparently so bad that one of their vendors was arrested for trying to break into their store to retrieve his supplies.



Sounds like the owners were not only bad businessmen, but crooks as well.

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    Two Forks Mar 9, 2006 01:32 PM

    Yeah, I never bought into the unpaid taxes thing. If the stores were seized there would be notices plastered all over the doors, and the locks changed.
    Kind of makes you stop and wonder about the CH posts saying how wonderful these people are, who obviously are scum.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Two Forks
      bernie Mar 9, 2006 02:14 PM

      i feel horrible for the workers who now need jobs-i hope they got their last paychecks!

      1. re: bernie
        BobB Mar 9, 2006 02:30 PM

        The Brookline TAB reports that on the last day, workers were encouraged to take as much food from the shelves as they wanted - thereby adding to the anger of all the suppliers who got stiffed!

        Plus, when the Needham store closed, suppliers were told that the Brookline store was staying open and that there were no money problems - and curiously, the same day the Needham store closed, the Brookline store placed their largest-ever order for Herrell's ice cream! Which, of course, they never paid for...

        1. re: BobB
          Dismayed Mar 9, 2006 02:54 PM

          Reading this, I'm flashing back to the Robert DeNiro movie, Goodfellas. I think they called it busting out a place. Don't know if this is the case here, but it sounds very sad for all those left holding the bag.

          1. re: Dismayed
            eLizard Mar 9, 2006 03:25 PM

            as of this posting, their website is still up and running.....

          2. re: BobB
            Wallace & Gromit Mar 9, 2006 08:35 PM

            Why in the world would they order all that ice cream? That's crazy!

            1. re: Wallace & Gromit
              hlsip Mar 9, 2006 09:01 PM

              The owner was depressed and needed comfort food.

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