This store is not going out of business but is using it's sales tactic to deceive people into thinking it IS going out of business or having dealer only sale.
The signs 60% off have been there for 6 months to a year now. The prices on the merchandise do not reflect any kind of sale. The owner is simply using these signs to get you in the door then try to rip you off. Most of the items in the store are NOT antique but reproductions that the owner is trying to sell as antique. The prices are ridiculous and the products are the same you can buy at any of the stores downtown as well as EBAY and Overstock for one tenth the price. This store is truly a RIP OFF! DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT SHOP AT THIS STORE!
All the stores in Jefferson street are owned by the same owner and all of them use the same scams to rip you off big time. I did some research on the stores and look what i found:
San Francisco antique businesses busted by federal agents (allegedly hired dozens of illegals) ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/5/06 | ap - San FRancisco
Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2006 11:13:49 PM by NormsRevenge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A string of antique stores were busted Thursday for allegedly hiring dozens of illegal immigrants, selling fake pieces and engaging in the black market ivory trade, federal authorities said.
During searches of 11 locations, agents arrested 29 foreign nationals from Israel, Mexico, China and South America on immigration violations, said Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The investigation involved more than 150 agents from ICE, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which was looking into whether the businesses illegally imported and sold ivory and ivory products. Agents also were investigating allegations of money laundering and mail and wire fraud.
No other arrests or charges have been filed in the case, and authorities have not officially named anyone under investigation.
The searches were carried out at Regal Collection, Lloyd's Fine Art and Jewelry, Gallery De Bellagio, Windsor House, Buckingham Palace, Gioia Fine Art, King's Fine
Arts and Antiques and its showroom - all located in the city's tourist centers of Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Two warehouses, a business office and a home also were searched.