Sunday, July 19, 2009
Probably Not Joining The Uptown Chamber Soon
From the Tribune: State's attorney sues North Side upholsterer. The owner of a North Side furniture reupholstery company was sued Wednesday by the Cook County state's attorney for allegedly deceptive business practices. The suit, filed in Circuit Court, alleged that Ira Sachs, 74, owner of Lakeview Upholstery, demanded more money before he would return furniture and often had subpar work done. He also misled customers to think his employees would do the work at his shop, but a currency exchange [1002 W Montrose] is located at the address, authorities said. Sachs, who used an alias of "Joe Pesci," once threatened to destroy an antique chair when the owner refused to pay him an extra $450 to perform unneeded repairs, the suit alleged.