GoatFeathers set to pay employees

It is still unknown when or if GoatFeathers and GoatFeathers Too vendors will be paid for items that were recently sold on consignment at the antique and gift stores, according to management.

The store’s employees, however, were scheduled to be paid Wednesday by GoatFeathers owner, Las Vegas-based physician Wendell Butler, manager Cheryl Myers said Tuesday.

“I really don’t have any information other than Dr. Butler is communicating with me via email and has promised payroll will be paid tomorrow,” Myers wrote in an email Tuesday. “I cannot speak for him in any other capacity including vendor checks, etc.”

GoatFeathers announced the closure of both stores Dec. 8, the result of financial troubles, including the business being unable to pay vendors for goods sold in November, Myers said this past week.

Repeated attempts to contact Butler went unanswered.

Myers said she is calculating the total amounts owed to vendors for goods sold in November and December, and will have the amounts by Dec. 31.

Vendors were supposed to receive checks for November sales Dec. 5, Myers said this past week. Some claim to be owed thousands of dollars.

On Tuesday, Myers said all vendors, about 100, had been cleared out of the 8,000-square-foot GoatFeathers at 1300 Wyoming St., and the 1,000-square-foot GoatFeathers Too at 527 Nevada Way.

However, GoatFeathers may not be gone for good. Myers confirmed that the possibility of a vendor taking over GoatFeathers Too is in “the talking stages.”

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful vendors, customers and staff that made GoatFeathers the icon it was becoming,” Myers said. “I hope it can come back to life one day.”

Not all employees share Myers’ sentiment. Employee Judy Smith said she just wants her money.

“After that,” Smith said, “I don’t care what happens to the place.”

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