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Bankruptcy woes shutter Aveda salon

Federal bankruptcy authorities closed down the Aveda BonBon Salon in downtown Grass Valley Thursday afternoon, but owner Catherine Peters vowed to re-open “ASAP.”

“We’re coming back,” Peters said. “We’re going to get through it.”

Peters and her husband have been in bankruptcy court regarding their personal finances, she added.



“Other people have gotten involved and have filed false information against us,” Peters said. “The bankruptcy trustee has closed the business down until we can resume Chapter 13.”

Peters was huddled with some of her 17 employees at the salon at 110 E. Main St. Thursday, struggling to come to terms with the crisis.




“We spend so much time as a team together,” said retail manager Amy Sacco. “We are the strongest we’ve ever been (right now) … We’re inspired to serve the community, and we really appreciate the community’s continued support in this rough time.”

“We support Catherine 100 percent,” echoed master stylist Alyssa Howard, the former owner of Hairbrained. “We can’t wait to get back to work.”

Among 7,000 Aveda salons in the United States, BonBon is among more than a hundred designated as Aveda Lifestyle salons.

Peters and her stylists have supported fundraisers for community organizations, including the Marilyn Faulkenberry Dance Scholarship Fund, Boy Scouts and Friends of Nevada County Military.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail lkellar@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4229.


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