Summit sheriff auctioning entire outdoor store’s inventory after lawsuits, complaints close 123 Mountain
The Denver Post
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to sell the inventory of an outdoor gear store in Frisco seized after 123 Mountain collapsed under the weight of debtor lawsuits, an injunction by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and a deluge of customer complaints.
“I’ve been doing civil stuff for the sheriff’s office for 11 years and I’ve never seized this kind of thing before,” Summit County deputy Cory Palmerton said. “A lot of timeshares, some real property and a couple of vehicles, but never everything out of a retail store.”
The sale, set for July 29 at 10 a.m. at a storage facility in Breckenridge, offers 1,600 high-end mountaineering items, including clothing, avalanche airbag backpacks, climbing equipment, skis and ski boots.
Those items once belonged to Olivier and Anna Sofia Goumas, who ran 123 Mountain stores in Lakewood, Frisco and Copper Mountain Village. After five years of fending off vendor lawsuits and more than 130 complaints to the Better Business Bureau, and dodging irked online customers who the Colorado Attorney General’s Office said were duped into buying merchandise 123 Mountain never had in stock, the Goumases have closed all their stores and disappeared.
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