Earlier, Borders planned to close two of the four Louisville stores—one on 4th Street Live and another on South Hurstborne. Now, the Shelbyville Road Plaza store is closing, leaving one remaining Borders in Louisville, on Bardstown Road.
The Borders stores on 4th Street and Hurstbourne Parkway are among 200 stores closing across the country as Borders goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Kelly Estep manages Carmichael’s in Louisville. She says it’s not clear what effect the closures will have on independent shops.
The orchestra is under court order to honor the musicians’ contract, despite a Chapter 11 filing. The body does not have the money on hand to pay the musicians, and management has reportedly sought to tap the endowments.
Louisville Orchestra musicians must be paid, despite the orchestra management’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. That’s the ruling a federal judge handed down Wednesday. The ruling gives the orchestra’s board of directors limited options for what to do next.
Orchestra management has filed for Chapter 11 protection and is seeking to break its five-year contract with musicians in order to reorganize with a smaller number of players and a reduced schedule. Musicians are asking the court to reject the request for reorganization.
Bankruptcy isn’t a new idea to the Louisville Orchestra—its leaders nearly declared it in 2006. And they wouldn’t have been alone. In recent years, ensembles in San Jose, San Antonio and Honolulu have all gone through bankruptcy proceedings.
The organization is about 500 thousand dollars in debt and will not be able to meet its payroll for musicians beyond December 15th. Further, orchestra CEO Rob Birman says the ensemble must emerge from bankruptcy with a 5.75 million dollar annual budget. Its current budget is 6.9 million dollars.
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