WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Customers demand refund after gym closes unexpectedly
Customers demand refund after gym closes unexpectedly

Several former members of Powerhouse Gym in Standish are demanding a refund after the owner closed the gym without warning his customers.


"We can't afford to be out of this money," said Alice Smith.


Smith said she prepaid $320 for a two-year gym membership. Only five months into the membership, the gym closed.


"I confronted the owner and he told me there were problems with the building ... safety problems ... so he had to close," Smith added.


"I feel scammed," explained Trisha Gunterman.


Gunterman showed up to the gym to see if she could get an explanation as to why the owner closed the gym.


"This is not cool ... not cool," she added.


TV5 visited the 81st District Court to get some answers for disgruntled customers and discovered the owner, Glen Bailey, is being evicted from the property for non-payment of rent. 


According to court documents, Bailey owes his landlord more than $27,000.


Some members said they are disappointed they were not warned about the closing and do not want to do business with Bailey in the future.


"I just want a refund," said Smith.



Copyright 2013 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Customers demand refund after gym closes unexpectedly

Monday, October 7 2013, 01:59 PM EDT

National News Headlines

Remains believed to be of missing Oklahoma teen
Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into the Wild."

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 2 California deputies, shooting of 2 others
A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff's deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties.

Referee for Major League Soccer suspended after New York arrest on fraud charge
A Major League Soccer referee has been accused of collecting New York unemployment benefits while working and has been suspended.

Cockroach disrupts Chicago City Hall during pest control chief's budget address
A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.

California jury says castrated sex offender no longer sexually violent, should be released
A California jury has concluded that a castrated sex offender is no longer a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release from a mental hospital.

Hatchet attack on NYPD officers an act of terror, commissioner says
New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical.

Gunman arrested after allegedly killing two California deputies, injuring another and bystander, arrested
A gunman who allegedly killed two sheriff's deputies and wounded another officer and a bystander in the Sacramento County area has been arrested, a spokeswoman for the Placer County sheriff said Friday night.

Report: Prosecutor won't file escape charges against Ohio school shooter who fled prison
An Ohio prosecutor has decided against filing charges against convicted high school shooter T.J.

Remains found in Virginia ID'd as those of Hannah Graham, police confirm
The Albemarle County Police Department confirmed Friday that remains discovered in a rural area last week are those of Hannah Graham, 18, the missing University of Virginia student.

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans think the threat posed by Islamic State is very important
Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix