An inside-friend-having FrontBurnervian has a hot sports opinion about what happened at/to the Linen Gallery:
The skinny — The original owner sold the LG to a couple (of [redacted]) from Pittsburg, PA.. They let all the girls that worked there go eventually, and not in a nice way. The woman, new owner, had no taste and apparently, no money. They didn’t pay the vendors nor did they pay the rent. They took orders from customers and didn’t place the orders and kept the money. They also bought one of the premier linen stores in Houston in the Galleria and did the same and it is closed. The merchandise is already being sold in an undisclosed location. And with any luck, they have left town on a rail. The good news is the buyer for the original LG is now going to be working/buying at a new linen store on Lovers Lane.
Mind you, that’s all allegedly. As nice and seemingly reliable as the FrontBurnervian who sent it to me is, one must watch one’s words so as one does not get sued.