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Bedbugs Shut Down Hollister SoHo Store




Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: News, Rumors

Hollister's SoHo storeWaves of Hollister fragrances aren’t the only thing you should be worried about when perusing the surf-happy store—you’ve got to steer clear of the bedbugs nowadays!

The retail chain, owned by Abercrombie & Fitch, recently shut its SoHo store down due to the infestation, which one spokesman said was only “affecting certain isolated areas of the store.”

Well, that’s not what an employee is saying: “The first report of bedbug bites in the store was three weeks ago by and employee and a manager, but that was ignored. On Tuesday the 29th, an employee found that she had been bitten, and also found a live bedbug and an exoskeleton on her borrowed Hollister outfit. All of the employees were forced to continue working even though more and more bugs were being discovered.”

Gotta love those corporate decisions.

The store’s closing is only temporary; the company says that it’s working hard to get rid of the bug problem.

Read More | Huffington Post

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