Rhonda Parks, owner of Alliance Business Center – the company that purchased Mike Cash Office Products in downtown Monroe – announced Friday that the business will close.
“After much evaluation, I’ve decided that the downtown area needs something other than the business center that I had originally planned. I’m reviewing a lot of potential opportunities that could bring more customers to the downtown area. I still believe that Monroe is a great place to own and operate a business. We will be going back to the drawing board to see what that will be,” Parks said in a press release.
Debbie Wilson, assistant to Parks, said that the store will close as soon as the inventory is sold – and there is a huge clearance sale under way right now.
“The initial mark down is 60 percent and there will likely be additional markdowns for larger items,” she said. “We will be putting banners up to announce the sale and there will be a good staff contingent Saturday to help with the sale.”
Wilson said, however, that the outdoor furniture will not be marked down as that was purchased recently at full price.
Last year, Parks had appointed a new store manager and announced that Mike Cash would continue to work at the store pending the outcome of his trial. She announced that is no longer the case. Cash is no longer employed at the company. The office products store sold to The Alliance Family of Services following the arrest of Mike Cash and his wife in 2015. After sentencing of Deborah Cash in December, Parks announced that Michael Atcheson would take over as store manager and Mike Cash has continued to work in the store pending the outcome of his trial. His trial set set to begin soon.
Wilson reiterated that Parks is looking at other options to fill the space previously occupied by Mike Cash Office Products.