Painted Tree Vintage Market NRH Corey Gillum, Mike Cavallo Deceptive and fraudulent business practices North Richland Hills Texas!!
Before this location opened, the owners (Corey Gillum and Mike Cavallo) sent 39 emails to prospective vendors assuring them that opening of the store was imminent when in fact it did not open for 8 months. Over 17 of these emails stated directly that opening was close (one said “mid-October when actual opening was hte following JUNE!). Over a hundred vendors spent large sums of money stocking the store for Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then Easter, etc etc believing the assurances of the owners and each time opening was delayed again, merchandise was unsold…etc, over and over. BUT when full occupancy of the building was achieved, these promised openings stopped. The owners misrepresented the true state of the business so that VENDORS would fill the store so THEY could profit when it finally opened. Corey Gillum had many meeting with vendors before opening, essentially a sales job to get people on board. Now that the store is open, there are MANY vendors who are unhappy about several issues, including lost inventory (speculated by more than one person to be either RAMPANT shoplifting, other vendors stealing merchandise, or someone on the inside of the organization stealing). Several have suggested a vendor meeting so that these issues may be discussed but management seems to want to avoid that at all costs. Many vendors sales have tanked and are pulling out although there seems to be a long list of other optimists who have bought the sales job by Corey Gillum and Mike Cavallo. If you “rock the boat” you WILL be told to leave even when your rent has always been paid on time BTW.