The convoluted saga of Ritchies auction house, the Canadian firm that locked out employees and spooked consignors, has come to an end, the Toronto Star reports:
The 42-year-old auction house says it was forced into the situation after Ritchies landlord, Hildegard Hammer, petitioned a court to order bankruptcy. Ontario Superiour Court granted that application Monday.
Other reports have the auction house $131,000 behind in rent payments.
Toronto Auction House Ritchies Goes Bankrupt (Toronto Star)