Fayette County

Attorney general orders that Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs close

Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs at 660 East Main Street is closing, as is The Paperweight, around the corner on Clay Avenue.
Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs at 660 East Main Street is closing, as is The Paperweight, around the corner on Clay Avenue.

The attorney general's Office of Consumer Protection has ordered a Lexington antique rug business to close its doors after it says the business operated a sale illegally.

Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs, 660 and 710 East Main Street, began advertising a going-out-of-business sale in October, according to a news release from Attorney General Jack Conway. The business's license expired Dec. 17, but it did not close its doors, the release said.

The attorney general's offices filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $2,000 in punitive damages under the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act. Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone granted an injunction against Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs to immediately cease sales operations.

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