Benefit for stiffed Holbrooke employees |

Benefit for stiffed Holbrooke employees

Live music, hors d’ouevres and a no-host bar on Thursday, Feb. 25, will help raise money to pay employees of the Holbrooke Hotel who were stiffed by the historic inn’s previous management.

Local musicians Kelli Fleming and George Souza are slated to play at the benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the hotel bar at 212 W. Main St., downtown Grass Valley. All donations will go toward the Holbrooke Employees Fund.

Meanwhile, owners have turned over information to California agencies that are expected to lead to state or federal charges against Atlantic First Holdings Inc. of New Jersey, co-owner Jim O’Brien said Friday.

Atlantic failed to pay taxes for Social Security, unemployment insurance, state sales taxes on food and drink, and transient occupancy taxes to the city of Grass Valley, O’Brien said.

“When he did pay the employees, he didn’t pay (payroll) taxes like Social Security, which is deducted from the employee’s checks and sent to the state, so they’ll go after him, I believe,” O’Brien said.

Details have been forwarded to the state Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department, O’Brien said.

To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail or call (530) 477-4230.

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